How to Use this Book

You don’t need to read this straight through, in fact, we encourage you to peruse the titles of the chapters and go straight to the one that interests you. We provide eleven different types of online discussions that stretch beyond, “post once & reply to two” online discussions to add more variety to your course and to provide an engaging online environment where students can apply their knowledge and skills using active learning. 

Within each chapter you will find the following:

Take the information and use it to improve the discussions in your online courses. We encourage you to use the instruction (modify them to your course and activity) and grading rubric. Thank you for taking the time to read, Breaking the Humdrum of “Post Once & Reply to 2” Online Discussions.

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