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Working online

Using forums (discussion boards)

  • Check forum/discussion board regularly.
  • Participate throughout the discussion.
  • Look for links and gaps in comments to build on discussion.
  • Show you are listening by acknowledging responses.
  • Accept comments and maintain perspective.
  • If you disagree: give reasons, suggest alternatives.
  • Use a friendly tone.
  • Note: lecturer/moderator/examiner can track online activity.