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Leading Discussions


SITES

Addressing controversial issues, Flinders University: http://www.flinders.edu.au/teaching/quality/teaching-methods/teaching-controversial-issues/addressing-controversial-issues.cfm

Mastering online discussion board facilitation: Resource Guide, Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-onlinelearning-mastering-online-discussion-board-facilitation.pdf

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ARTICLES

Arend, B. (2009). Encouraging critical thinking in online threaded discussions, Journal of Educators Online, 6(1).  http://www.thejeo.com/Archives/Volume6Number1/Arendpaper.pdf

Baker, D.L. (2011). Designing and orchestrating online discussions. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7(3), 401-411. http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no3/baker_0911.pdf

Ezzedeen, S. (2008). Facilitating class discussions around current and controversial issues. College Teaching, Winter 2008, 230. Retrieved from: https://ctlt.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/modules/discussion/facilitating_discussions.pdf

Muller, J., & Irby, D. M. (2005). Practical teaching How to lead effective group discussions. The Clinical Teacher, 2(1), 10–15. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-498X.2005.00057.x

Macknight, C. (2000). Teaching critical thinking through online discussions, Educause Quarterly, No . 4, 2000. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0048.pdf