J.J. Sylvia IV – Increasing Engagement with Online Discussion & Annotation
What benefits can online discussions and collaborative annotations offer beyond traditional face-to-face discussions? We explore two strategies for increasing student engagement in asynchronous online learning environments. First, we offer examples of how online forums can be set up to encourage more robust discussion about sensitive topics. Second, we demonstrate the use of Perusall.com to facilitate collaborative online annotations that help students understand the text more deeply.