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TOL Template - Module 2, Session 2 - Moderating Online Discussions

TOL Template - Module 2, Session 2 - Moderating Online Discussions

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A template to use to guide you through various consideratons in establishing your moderating role in online discussion forums.
A template to use to guide you through various consideratons in establishing your moderating role in online discussion forums.

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Teaching Online – Module 2, Session 2 Moderating online discussions template Use this template to guide you through moderating online discussions on your online course. It will help you plan for your role as tutor/facilitator for your online discussion forums. Download and save this template for your own reference. What form will the work take in the discussion forums? Will it be tutorials, moderated class discussions or debates, paired or group tasks, a mixture of these? Your role as tutor/facilitator will be different in each case – How do you think your tutor/facilitator role will change in each of the above instances? Description:

How will you support learner skills and confidence? This will have a bearing on the type of online discussion tasks employed. Description:

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. © 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge the B4EE project.

Will participation in the discussion forums be assessed? If assessed, what criteria will you use? If not, how will you encourage everyone to participate? Description:

Is participation assessed? If assessed, what criteria will you use? If not, how will you encourage everyone to participate? Description:

How will you provide clear instructions for any tasks? If appropriate, will you provide definitions of roles for individuals within groups.? Description:

Will you provide an outline of your role as tutor in forums (eg as tutor in tutorials, facilitator in class discussion)? What can your students expect from you in the discussion forums and what will be the level and frequency of your contribution? Description:

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. © 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge the B4EE project.

What discussion forum support information will be provided to students (technical instructions, login instructions, netiquette guide, administrative, course-related, etc)? Description:

Have you planned your welcome message post? Have you planned the delivery of your induction session post? Description:

What will you discussion forum role be for: 1) Tutorials: 2) Student-led discussions, debates and role plays: 3) Group or paired tasks: How do you think support or moderating issues will differ for the above?

How will you addresses breaches of netiquette or unacceptable uses of the forums (shouting, flaming, plagiarism, breach of confidentiality, etc)? Description:

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. © 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge the B4EE project.

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. © 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge the B4EE project.

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