Forums can be used in a variety of ways in any course, but at their heart, they encourage and increase writing. At a University where writing across the curriculum is one of our most pressing goals, why not embrace a technology that is easy to use and (in my experience) increases student engagement as well?
Forums are also a great way to engage students and give them time to Think before Class. Or (gasp) Think before they Speak! Forums can help facilitate original posts and peer review. Continue reading