To allow for social interaction and academic conversations between students, many classes utilize an asynchronous discussion board. Perhaps we can increase engagement by offering alternative ways to engage in discussion.
Given the immensely critical role technological interactions now play in our daily lives, it is imperative that students, parents and educators understand the impact of cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent it.
The concept of Opportunities to Respond (OTR) is an instructional-based strategy that encourages students to respond in different forms. Some of these opportunities may be errorless, yes/ no, or multiple choice. Using this strategy encourages more students to participate, and be more engaged, in the class.
With the growing interest in online education – and especially after the global COVID-19 pandemic forced schools across the world to turn to online education – how can we continue to support peer interactions?