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See the Forest Discussion (aka “The One”)

This is possibly the easiest online discussion type or "template" to implement. It is indispensable in any new or redesigned online course. I call it "see the forest discussion," but most people call similar activities "exit tickets." The interesting part is that it isn't really a "discussion" in the strict sense, but is worth considering, if you don't use it.

Radical Redesign

"When my colleagues decided to refresh graduate-level courses for online delivery, I proposed that we should consider a simple, yet innovative and radical instructional design principle: that all course activities should not only be built using sound, published evidence that supports their potential for effectiveness, but that such grounding in published research for each activity should also be clearly articulated and made available to students!"