Cascade Model for Online Discussion Boards in an E-Learning Environment

Vibha Kumar

Abstract


This report is an outcome of five years of teaching and managing groups of students in an online learning environment. Some course management software allow the user to create groups and add different links within each group. Distinct platforms, with various sections, can be formed within those links for any given project. Students, as well as instructors, can manage the project for 6 to 8 weeks, cascading one discussion board into one or multiple platforms. This provides better understanding of the project material due to the step by step layout of the given exercise, leading to increased group management and greater communication among the student group members. This report provides the step-by-step procedure for cascading one discussion board into platforms, to manage online projects and provide a more controlled online environment for students in higher education.

Keywords


E-moderator, Online Discussion Boards, Group Management, Online Leaning Environment, Cascade model, Course Management Software

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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