Designing a Collaborative Learning Environment -- Effective online Discussion Areas

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1. Free-standing

1.1. Boardhost http://www.boardhost.com

1.2. Forumotion http://www.forumotion.com/

1.3. Freeforums.org http://www.freeforums.org/

1.4. Yuku.com http://help.yuku.com/support/home

1.5. Vanilla http://vanillaforums.com/

2. Social networking sites

2.1. Edmodo http://www.edmodo.com/

2.2. Twitter

2.3. Facebook

3. Problems

3.1. Get Open Discussion

3.2. Moderaton

3.3. Common language

3.4. Cyber Etiquette

4. Plan

4.1. Goals

4.1.1. Communication

4.1.2. Easy to use

4.2. Increase Collaboration

4.3. Rules

4.3.1. Use positive comments

4.3.2. No profanity

4.4. Define Problems

4.5. Prioritize Ideas

4.5.1. Capture Ideas

4.6. Define Action Points

5. Synchronous Acrivities

5.1. Chat

5.2. IM

5.3. Skype

6. Asynchronous Activities

6.1. Discussion Boards

6.2. Discussion Forums

7. Web 2.0

8. Global Reach

9. How to set-up a Board

9.1. Within VLE (Virtual Learning Environments)

9.1.1. Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com/

9.1.2. Canvas Inststructure http://www.instructure.com/

9.2. Within a Wiki http://www.wikispaces.com/

9.3. Blogs with comments http://e-language.wikispaces.com/blogs

9.4. Vlogs with comments

9.5. Social networking sites

9.6. Free-standing sites

10. Examples

10.1. Ted Conversations http://www.ted.com/conversations

10.2. Solvr http://www.a.freshbrain.com/solvr/

10.3. Web 2.0 Tools for teachers http://padlet.com/wall/teachersweb20

10.4. Qhub http://qhub.com/

10.5. Lino http://en.linoit.com/

10.6. Tok http://www.tokbox.com/platform

10.7. efront Discussion Board http://forum.efrontlearning.net/viewforum.php?f=6

11. Voice Boards

11.1. voxopop http://www.voxopop.com/