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WebCT Designer Group Meeting Summary
September 30. 2003


Facilitating Discussion in Online Courses
Mihri Napoliello and Donna Farina, both professors in the Multicultural Education Department, have found a successful strategy for incorporating group discussion into their WebCT course. For evaluation purposes, a discussion board rubric is used to grade student’s participation in discussions. Professors Napoliello and Farina find that students better understand course expectations, discussion quality is improved, and they have fewer student complaints regarding grading outcomes.

Discussion Rubrics and Grading Samples


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