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Yellowdig: Rethinking Online Discussions

Discussion activities are an important element of learning. They help build a community and foster student engagement. In addition, interactions between students promote critical thinking and a deeper understanding of course material. Moreover, instructors can establish a presence to create a welcoming atmosphere that increases student success. At the same time, traditional forms of online […]

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Introducing Yellowdig Discussion Tool

We are excited to announce that we are launching a new interactive discussion tool called Yellowdig. Yellowdig is a discussion platform that leverages social media-inspired design with a behavior incentivized points system, gamified badges, auto-nudging, multi-media sharing capabilities, detailed analytics, tagging, highlighting, searching/filtering, reactions, and auto-scoring for faster and easier grading.  FIU courses will be able […]

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Creating & Sustaining Effective Online Discussions

FIU Online’s monthly Faculty Webinar series explores relevant instructional strategies and effective ways to use technology in an online classroom. The fourth webinar in the series “Creating and Sustaining Effective Online Discussions”, provided faculty with tools and strategies for designing engaging student-based discussions that foster critical thinking.   Instant Replay: Creating and Sustaining Effective Online Discussions […]