It seems that despite almost 10 years of research and practice with educators using online discussion in their classes, there is still lots to talk about regarding issues and challenges of this type of interaction.
Recently at OLT we brought together some instructors from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems who are using online discussion in their courses. Here is an audio file of the discussion if you want to listen in.
We found a few potentially interesting resources to share on the subject and put them into a wiki.
Feel free to share your own ideas, suggestions and strategies for engaging students and facilitating effective discussions online.