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"Balancing Quality and Workload in Asynchronous Online Discussions: A Win-Win Approach for Students and Instructors " icon

Balancing Quality and Workload in Asynchronous Online Discussions: A Win-Win Approach for Students and Instructors 

The challenge addressed in this article is how to achieve a win-win balance between quality and workload for students and instructors participating in asynchronous online discussions. A Discussion Guideline document including minimum requirements and best practices was developed to address this need. The approach covers three phases: design and development, setting up expectations, and launch and management. The goals of the approach, based on a commitment shared by all full time and adjunct faculty, are high quality of education as well as retention of both students and qualified instructors.
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