This blog is used to document in-class discussions Brian uses in his online classes. The posts related to these discussions include one of three things:

Discussion prompts. Posts marked ‘prompt’ include the question or scenario used to kick-off class discussions and are usually tied to some course content.

Supporting details. Posts marked ‘discussion support’ have links, follow-up questions, and references to in-class readings that may help students respond to the prompts.

Wrap-ups. Posts marked ‘wrapping up’ include the closing statements that Brian uses at the conclusion of each class week to wrap up the discussion thread and prepare his students to extend their thinking beyond the classroom.

As blog posts go these discussion related entries may seem a little awkward, but they are included here to help Brian’s students extend these in-class discussion assignments into the real world and engage in the course material in a more comprehensive manner.

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