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Our research aims to improve online discussion forums. The authors identify typical problems in on-line discussion that create difficulties for learners and describe a pedagogical approach emphasizing the importance of moderating in dealing with these problems. The usual design of discussion forums in learning management systems is not helpful but can be(More)
Online learning aims to enrich learning by blending traditional and innovative learning models; conceptualizing courseware in multiple media; standardizing interoperable content representation; personalizing learning experiences to custom learning devices; integrating administrative functionalities with other academic units; and not the least, ensuring the(More)
This report describes the design, development, and evaluation of a training module that gives TA's the tools to increase mentoring, collaboration, and community in online settings. The module introduces TA's to a number of the advantages of using online discussion boards for collaborative activities, presents them with a succinct job aid detailing(More)
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