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Teaching: Facilitating Online Discussions

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Are you and your students getting tired of message boards where they post a response and reply to two peers? Are you struggling with participation in virtual discussions? Join us for a look at different tools and methods for facilitating discussions online. We will share strategies for both synchronous and asynchronous conversations, with a special focus on crafting engaging prompts.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Attendance requires no reservation, but registration is requested. This workshop will be available via WebEx.

This workshop is part of the Teaching for Engagement series for GW instructors seeking strategies to improve the effectiveness of their virtual courses by increasing student engagement and building community. Workshops in this series are sponsored by the Instructional Core. Explore the full list of Teaching for Engagement workshops offered this semester. The Instructional Core provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for instructors in search of teaching solutions. If you need feedback on assignment or syllabus design, advice on teaching methods, or ideas for new activities, consider booking a consultation with the Instructional Core.

GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact libraryevents@gwu.edu at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.


Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
Online only
Event Type: 
Instructors and Teaching Assistants
Event Format: 
RSVP Required: 
No RSVP required for this event
Event Series: 
Teaching for Engagement

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