Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Plan C Paper
Information Media - Technology Integration: M.S.
School of Education
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Keywords and Subject Headings
Discussion boards, critical thinking, higher order thinking, Bloom's taxonomy, surface learning, deep learning
This portfolio aims to demonstrate the development of a training guide for discussion board forums for undergraduate students at St. Cloud State University. The purpose of this training guide is to help students understand different types of questioning, as well as, how to critically think and respond to discussion board questions by objectively considering different points of view. To develop background knowledge, the researcher explored topics such as: surface learning versus deeper learning, critical thinking in online learning, higher order thinking and learning, as well as, the role of questions. This portfolio comprises of a training guide that has two modules, and an interactive game. The first module, shows students how to recognize different models of questions, and the second module shows students how to develop responses that use objective and higher order thinking.
Nordness, Jessica, "A Critical Thinking Guide for Discussion Board Forums" (2018). Culminating Projects in Information Media. 21.