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Asynchronous Discussion Boards as Tools for Engagement
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Lightner, Robin. 2010. “Asynchronous Discussion Boards As Tools for Engagement”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


A primary component of hybrid courses is the Asynchronous Discussion Board.
This term describes computer mediated discussion (a.k.a. computer mediated
communication) that conveniently allows students to respond at their leisure to questions
posted online before a specified deadline. More convenient and flexible for students’ time
than a...

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Subject Area(s):
Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems

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