Using Discussion Rubrics to Encourage Student Participation and Learning (Innovative Practice)

Wednesday, January 21 | 4:00PM–5:00PM | Bonaire 5-6
Session Type: Professional Development
Years of research show that building in opportunities for discussion promotes participation and collaboration for students in both face-to-face and online learning environments. How can we ensure that students are learning as well as participating and collaborating in online discussions? This session will focus on rubrics as tools for promoting quality online discussions. Find out how to construct effective discussion rubrics, view actual discussion rubrics used successfully in online courses, and apply an example rubric to your own teaching practices.


  • Barb Austin

    Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University
  • Sue Pieper

    Coordinator for Assessment, Northern Arizona University

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