Ignite Session

Best Practices for Engaging Students in Threaded Discussions in Blended Entry-Level Courses

Track: Ignite

Threaded online discussions are a major tool used in the online component of blended courses. Students interact with their professors and classmates to explore questions and comments related to the content of their courses to enhance and extend their learning experience throughout the week. This panel discussion/presentation will explore challenges faced by students and faculty in carrying out effective threaded discussion in blended entry-level courses. Courses in several areas, including liberal arts and technology, will be considered. Having taught these courses in the blended format for several years, the presenters will share best practices they have used and also share best practices used by their colleagues. The presentation will also highlight the usefulness of this medium for Senior Project endeavors. Later, there will be ample opportunity for attendees to contribute their ideas.

Barbara Burke
Senior Professor
DeVry University

Barbara Goldberg
Senior Professor
DeVry University

Bhupinder Sran
Senior Professor
DeVry University

Bio / Expertise:
Barbara Burke and Dr. Barbara Goldberg are both Senior Professors in the Liberal Arts Dept. We work with the first term students at DeVry University. Dr. Bhupinder Sran is a Senior Professor in the College of Business and Management and a Senior Project coordinator.

Presentation Content:
Historic Background and Research will be presented. Best practices will be displayed in PowerPoint. Interactive discussion will be encouraged.


Invalid rotator ID specified (path No_Rotator_Path_Specified doesn't exist). Unable to display rotator.