Creating discussion boards (DBs) that capture student imaginations and contain meaningful interactions can be a difficult process. Traditional DBs use a question-and-answer format that often is boring for both the student and instructor. The authors present creative approaches to DBs that result in lively debates and student-to-student and student-to-faculty interactions, including role playing, blogging, wikis, and the use of voice.
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Adelman, D. S., & Conner, D. (2013). Discussion Boards: Boring No More!. Nurse Educator, 38 (1), 30-33. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0b013e318276df77