Grading Online Discussions Seminar Held Thursday

Posted: September 17, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Nada Dabbagh, Graduate School of Education, presents “Strategies for Structuring and Grading Online Discussions” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room G. Dabbagh will discuss instructional benefits of online discussions and provide a framework for structuring online discussions to ensure meaningful discourse. She will draw on her research interests, including the design and evaluation of web-based instruction, problem generation and representation in problem-based learning, and contextualizing instruction through the design of constructivist learning environments.

The event is cosponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Instructional Resource Center.

The two centers also sponsor a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room H. Susan Trencher, Anthropology, will discuss how she engages students in a large classroom. Trencher will use video clips from her classes detailing effective communication methods to motivate her students to actively participate in class discussions.

For more information, contact Laurie Fathe at (703) 993-8671 or

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