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Dr. Carolyn Massiah

Associate Chair, Department of Marketing & Associate Lecturer at the University of Central Florida 

Dr. Monika Havelka

Associate Professor of Geography, Geomatics and Environment, Teaching Stream, ENV program director and ENV Science program advisor at the University of Toronto 

Dr. Eric Parsons

Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Missouri 



Big Class, Big Ideas, Big Impact: Successful Online Discussion in a Large Course

Learn how to effectively manage online discussions in your large courses.

July 28, 2020 12 PM CDT | 1 PM EDT Your Desk!

Whether you're teaching 100 or 1,000 students, you can successfully utilize discussion to engage students and avoid passive learning without spending hours monitoring your online discussion board. 

Join Dr. Carolyn Massiah, Dr. Monika Havelka, and Dr. Eric Parsons on July 28, 2020, to learn how these three instructors implemented online discussion in their large courses using community of inquiry principles, how they keep students engaged in discussion at scale, and how they're effectively managing their time to spend less than 30 minutes a week moderating and responding to student posts using the Packback platform.

These three instructors provide actionable tips for improving discussion in large courses, and they'll also be sharing the benefits to discussion for students along with their best practices for keeping students engaged in discussions throughout the term.

Join this webinar to:

  • Understand the value of online discussion in any size course
  • Learn tips for managing discussion in large courses (even 1,000 or more students!)
  • Hear how these panelists utilize inquiry-driven discussion to keep their large courses engaged
  • Learn how Packback can dramatically ease the burden of online discussion administration and community management through the use of AI




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