Student Engagement
Breaking the Humdrum of "Post Once and Reply to Two Others"
Tired of the "post once, and reply to two others" instructions in online discussions? Can you still meet QM Standards with an alternative? Come explore alternative discussion structures with specific learner instructions and grading criteria.
Learning Objectives:
Evaluate different structures for online discussions across disciplines.
Recommend discussion grading criteria that aligns with course outcomes and makes grading efficient.
Describe the rationale for selecting specific discussion structures.
Intended Audience: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience: Knowledge Level
New to QM
Experienced with QM
Lisa Kidder, Quality+ Program Manager, Idaho State University
I have been involved with online education for over 20 yrs. I have a background that includes a variety of teaching experiences in both K12 and higher education. I am constantly looking for ways to improve teaching and learning with technology. I am the current QMC at Idaho State University and enjoy conversations around improving course design and delivery.

Mark Cooper, Instructional Technologist, Idaho State University
Mark Cooper is an Instructional Technologist who works with faculty to create new online courses and improve upon existing online courses. He has over 14 years of professional experience as an instructional designer. When working with faculty, Mark strives to improve the online classroom experience with activities that promote active learning and engagement.