‘Discussion forum': don’t let the name of the tool put you on the wrong learning design track
The eLearning Nomad
JULY 2, 2015
They’re usually called discussion forums or discussion boards and are the most commonly used tool for answering questions as well as for any conversations we have in an online learning space. Yet, this isn’t a learning task. Although discussion is the most common activity in asynchronous online learning, it is the least efficient when considering the effect on participation and completion rates. Discussion’ isn’t really a learning task.