Human Cannonballs and Evil Geniuses: Boosting Performance in Online Discussions

Students often struggle with providing practical comments in online discussions and feedback forums. Even students who write meaningful and accurate responses to discussion questions find it difficult to leave substantive feedback for their peers. To alleviate these problems and boost performance, learn how to rewrite discussions prompts with a humorous edge and use guided peer replies to encourage more meaningful student responses.

Lea Rosenberry, Training Specialist, IT Learning and Development, Pennsylvania State University
Lea Rosenberry has been teaching college-level math for more than 20 years. She has a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics Education and over 24 graduate hours in mathematics and statistics. With over 16 years in online education, Lea has experience in curriculum development, creating online content, training and mentoring new instructors, and writing and facilitating online courses. Lea currently works in Faculty Development as an IT Training Specialist and continues to teach math online. 

Tami Tacker, Professor, Mathematics, General Education, Purdue Global
Tami Tacker’s online journey began over 16 years ago. In addition to teaching, Tami has served as the Subject Matter Expert on multiple course revisions and is the Course Lead for Purdue Global’s highest enrollment math class, Survey of Mathematics. She is responsible for keeping the course current and relevant and building a faculty learning community for the course. Tami earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics and has taught all levels of mathematics courses onsite and online.

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