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

Professor of English & Lehigh lab Fellow
Lehigh University

with assistance by

Stephen A. Tompkins

August 2006

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."

Title Page | Overview | Documents | Surveys | Exercises
Clips | Profiles | Results | Reflections | References
@2006 Ed Gallagher, Professor of English, Lehigh Lab Fellow. Lehigh University.
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