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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 chat...

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