Soapbox Discussions

Idea created by Diana Perpich on Jan 12, 2018
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    • Kyle Cooper
    • johnpj
    • Cynthia Hollingsworth
    • Diana Perpich

    It sounds like an oxymoron -- a discussion topic that is only one thread deep. But it's exactly what instructors need when they want to assign a quick, clean topic like "Muddiest Points".  Post your two muddiest points from today's class discussion.  No discussion expected, actually, but a great opportunity to Make Learning Visible by letting students read each other's posts.  Another example might be the Weekly Response Paper assignment.  Discussions is a great place for this kind of assignment.  Students can read each other's responses, but because there's no Reply option, there's no pressure to comment.  Sometimes, less is more.