Don’t You Love a Good Discussion? Building A Meaningful Discussion Topic Webinar

Date(s): Thursday, October 19 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Abbotsford Campus

Viewing location:  G113

Come join us as we view the webinar facilitated by Mark Burris from Blackboard to learn about building meaningful discussion topics.

Workshop Objectives:

  • A one hour demonstration of how to use Discussion Settings and Bloom’s (New) Taxonomy to create critical thinking interaction and innovative discussion scenarios.
  • Define what it means to have good discussion interaction.
  • Identify various discussion structure types.
  • Review Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy and verb options.
  • Practice writing questions that encourage critical thinking.
  • Discuss Blackboard Rubric options for grading strategies.

Mark Burris, M.A, M.S, is a Blackboard Customer Success Advocate and has been a Blackboard customer for several years. He has 14 years experience leading online learning initiatives at two Community Colleges and two Universities. During that time, he was also an adjunct professor for 17 years, teaching courses in philosophy, ethics, business ethics, and critical thinking.

Mark has led several product upgrades and implementations, including Blackboard Learn, Collaborate, Mobile, GUI System Administration, and integration projects with Student Information Systems. Mark has been a one-person shop but has also developed support teams of up to 11 staff, including instructional designers and educational technicians. So, he is able to view transitions from a faculty member’s perspective as well as from that of technical support and academic administration.

Mark looks forward to working with faculty, administration, and technical staff to use Blackboard to its fullest and to help students and faculty to have the best online learning experience possible.

Register by emailing Teaching & Learning.

Event Location : Abbotsford Campus

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Don’t You Love a Good Discussion? Building A Meaningful Discussion Topic Webinar
Date(s): Thursday, October 19
Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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