The wisdom of my training group – collectively – they have come up with some great resources
Group August 2011
Teaching with online discussion boards
Weaknesses of Online Learning. http://www.ion.illinois.edu/resources/tutorials/overview/weaknesses.asp
The importance of effective online facilitation
The trend of online classes
A Balancing Act: Improving Student Online Discussion Participation http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jun_04/article08.htm
Eight Tips for Facilitating Effective Online Discussion Forums
The differences between traditional and the online classroom.
A Top Ten List for Successful Online Courses
How to Invite, Incite and Inspire group participation
http://tip.psychology.org/ – click on The theories link… MANY ideas and tactics to try – enjoy!!