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Managing Your Online Discussion: Advice from a UO Teacher

Regardless of the format you choose, a successful online discussion requires that an appropriate amount of structure be maintained throughout the term. This advice comes from Jennifer Freyd (Psychology), who has been using listservs in her classes for years and is equally applicable to discussin forums on Blackboard. She presents an insightful set of pros and cons for using class listservs, with many suggestions on how to motivate your students to participate.

Why do it? Some Pros and Cons

How to do it? Some Concrete Suggestions: