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

Want to take it further? Access UD’s Library ebook copy of Bruff’s text:  https://delcat.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1122188611

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