How to Write Good Discussion Questions

Not every discussion board question leads to a dynamic discussion among students; some discussion boards just peter out over the course of a few days with barely any student engagement.

How can instructors prepare discussion questions that will result in meaningful dialogue among their students?

For a fantastic guide to writing good discussion questions, take a look at the chart below from Generating and Facilitating Engaging and Effective Online Discussions from the University of Oregon’s Teaching Effectiveness Program.

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