So I am fast approaching the close of week 7 and finishing up our discussion forums. I have to say how interesting its been to read, research, comment and be exposed to so many different topics and opinions throughout this course. Its almost a bit of an addiction to log in and read the new posts and replies, to be honest I have read more than replied too and have felt like I’ve somewhat run out of steam these past few weeks to jump into allot of the new posts.
What I do find is that when reading the posts and researching new topics it always leads me down a different path…..is it my ADD?? Then I’m into something different and have to remind myself what I started with in the first place.
But most of it was very insightful and allowed me to be apart of a group of people who were very knowledgeable and supportive of the contributions I made to the discussions. I have now been involved with a number of online discussion forums and see the positive impact on learning. If I get the opportunity with my teaching position I would like to implement a discussion forum as an adjunct to classroom learning.
I found this great article on this topic: