Engaging Online Students with the "Discussion" Tool

Lunch and Learn Series

Dr. David McNeil
Department of English

David McNeil has taught at Dalhousie since 1984. He has used digital resources in his classes since they were first made available in the early 90s. Professor McNeil has taught online since 2010; specifically, he likes to offer an online section simultaneously with a regular section. Since exchanging views is a critical component of any humanities class (he teaches English Literature), he has developed some strategies on how to make better use of the "Discussion" tool to engage students.

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This is the second session in the Lunch and Learn Series for faculty and administrative staff working in the online environment.  

Subsequent Sessions

Friday, December 8, 2017 Brad Wuetherick, Centre for Learning and Teaching
Friday, February 9, 2018  Keith Lawson, School of Information Management 
Friday, March 9, 2018   Matthew Numer, School of Heath and Human Performance
Friday, April 13, 2018  Darryl Eisan, School of Public Administration
Friday, May 11, 2018 Martine Durier-Copp, Centre for Advanced Management Education (CFAME)  




Halifax: Killam Library, Room B400

Truro (via video-conference): Cox Institute, Room 211




Michelle Soucy
Communications and Event Planning Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Tel: (902) 494-6641
Email: clt@dal.ca