Are you looking for ways to get students involved in discussion earlier in the week?
Do you wonder about how students are responding to your course material?
Online Fashion Journalism Instructor Alexey Bulokhov (FSH 313: Style Icons and Fashion Objects), who also authored this online course, developed this strategy based on his prior experiences as a peer trainer in social justice and activism:
Alexey set up a separate discussion topic that stays open throughout the semester, where he encourages his students to give immediate feedback on the course material as they review it.
He emphasizes that the topic is explicitly designated as optional, ungraded and not counting towards their participation grade.
Here's what the topic says:
Here is a sampling of students' comments:
Alexey describes his experience with this topic:
What strategies do you use to get students involved in the conversation early in the module?