SET 2020 Fall - Discussion Technologies
From Craig Clarkson
Nicole Kenley (English), Jon Lawson (Biology), Mia Moody Ramirez (Journalism, Public Relations and New Media)
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Discussion as a pedagogical tool helps students refine, articulate, and argue their knowledge, exposes students to varied viewpoints, and provides instructors insight into student comprehension. Instructors can enlist technological tools for discussion—not only as a matter of necessity for online classes but to expand and enrich the learning experience in hybrid and face-to-face courses, as research shows that online discussions encourage deeper reflection and greater participation than traditional classroom discussions. In this SET, a panel of Baylor faculty teaching a range of course types will discuss the varied technologies they have used to facilitate discussion. Participants will have opportunities to brainstorm and will be directed to further resources to explore discussion technologies in more depth.