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A Discussion About Discussions: Increasing Student Interaction in Discussion Boards

Discussion boards are still one of the primary tools used for student interaction within online courses.  However, due to the way the tool has historically been used, students view discussions as busy work and tend to put less than their best effort into the activity.  This inevitably leads to instructor frustration as the tool that promised to mimic traditional conversations in a classroom has fallen short as it degrades to an "I Agree with what they said" type of interaction.

Accessibility as a Learner Engagement Strategy: motivating instructors by reframing the conversation

Did you know universal design improves learner engagement? Hear how an urgent accessibility need resulted in more engaged students. Gain tangible resources and ideas to improve collaborations with instructors by reframing the benefits of universal design as a learner engagement strategy.

Breeze through 5 QM Standards with CourseArc

With the right tool you can easily meet 5 of the QM Standards. CourseArc makes assessment, alignment, engaging activities, technology tools, and accessibility a breeze. Come vote on the standards and CourseArc examples you want to see and discuss.  We will provide an overview of tools that can help meet each standard and examples of the tool in action from classes at Idaho Digital Learning Alliance.  There will be discussion time and Q&A following each feature demonstration.