Writing Engaging Online Discussion Questions
Online discussion forums are one of the more popular online engagement tools because of their ability to encourage community debate and dialogue about complex issues.
Too often, writing discussion questions is an after thought. Yet getting the question right is probably the most important aspect of any engagement activity, especially online.
While there not one absolutely “correct” way to ask an online discussion question, there are several best practices to encourage deeper, broader and more productive discourse around complex topics. Inspired by a infographic prepared by Dr, Crispin Butteriss at Bang the Table, entitled 16 tips for writing engaging forum topics, we have presented 10 suggestions in this white paper.