Asynchronous Discussion Forums: Five Learning Designs

This working document is for practitioners designing for blended or online learning modalities and using discussion forums to engage students in collaborative knowledge-building. Five learning designs and approaches for the reader’s consideration are illustrated. Each approach highlights some possibilities, requirements, challenges, possible scenarios, and related literature references. With each scenario, consideration for context (class size, location, etc.), pedagogical approach, and resource accessibility is recommended.
blended learning, online learning, instructional design, practitioners, higher education
Hartwell, A., Anderson, M., Hanlon, P., & Brown, B. (2021). Asynchronous discussion forums: Five learning designs. University of Calgary.