All Quiet on the Discussion Front

  • “I hope you realize the importance of online collaboration.”
  • “Participation in online discussions constitutes a significant portion of your course grade.”
  • “Now that the initial stage of confusion and uncertainty has subsided, I would like you to become visible in the course by starting to participate in the Discussion Board forums.”

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