Improving the Discussion Board
This report contains complete information about the design, offering, and assessment of a new American literature course in order to experiment with improving the discussion board -- including background material, a running narrative, handouts, eight student surveys with responses and commentary, and, especially, annotations of nearly 200 discussion board posts and exchanges.
Edward J. Gallagher
with assistance by
Stephen A. Tompkins
For a summary of this project aimed at helping teachers understand and implement the methodology, click here to see the essay "Teaching Students to Talk to Each Other: Improving the Discussion Board."