Instructional technology professor interviewed by “Inside Higher Education”

Charles Hodges, Ph.D.

Charles Hodges, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development, was interviewed by Inside Higher Education for an article related to online learning and the use of discussion boards. Hodges, who teaches online courses for instructional technology, spoke about his practices and evolution of the use of discussion boards as a class technique. In his current courses, Hodges attempts to offer more multimedia opportunities rather than text response, and requires fewer discussions, encouraging student to take their time and make more meaningful conversations about the proposed question.

“You might hear in a workshop on how to design your online class, you have to have discussions,” Hodges said. “But you really have to figure out on your own what’s going to work for your students in terms of best practices for how to facilitate those discussions.”

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