Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mini Conference - Online Discussion Forums

Interaction has always been a major issue while dealing with elearning. How can learners interact with peers and facilitators, share ideas and thoughts and get feedback from the rest of the participants.

The best way is by having online discussion forums available for any online course, whether it needs a lot of discussion or not, it is always good to have peers interacting with each other regarding the course.

For my Mini Conference I would like to discuss the following issues:
· Importance of Online interaction
· Online Discussions Forums
o Asynchronous communication – text based
· Pros and cons of Online Discussions Forums
· Examples of online Discussion

There are different online applications that you can use for Online Discussions Forums, in this mini conference will discuss the benefits of using online discussion forums rather than analysing any specific discussion forum.

Date and Time: Friday 13th at (4pm or 7:30pm) or Monday 16th at 7:30pm
There is a poll on the left side – please vote to let me know what times are more suitable to everyone.

Please add your comments and ideas :)

Kind Regards


  1. Hi Krishan, how are you going to facilitate the meeting, in other words, are you having one speaker or more of a discussion panel? Don;t forget: you are the facilitator...not the is not your job to provide the content?

    If you have any queries about this, please feel free to get in touch.

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Am working towards finding a guest speaker :).


  3. I'd like to know more about how you engage students in online discussion and how you assess it if you make it a course requirement.

  4. Will keep that question in mind Sarah.