Discussion boards full of “I agree” or “good point” comments? Try offering students a quick response template to help them engage with more precision. Here are some suggestions to help students formulate more meaningful responses:
- You made some good points here, such as __________. I agree with them because __________
- I disagree with the point you made about __________ .The reason I disagree is ___________.
- A point about this you may want to think about is ___________. The reason you may want to think about it is because ______________.
Examples taken from: Derek Bruff, Intentional Tech, p. 149
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