ERIC Number: EJ1133508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Effectively Using Discussion Boards to Engage Students in Introductory Leadership Courses
Smith, Deborah N.
Journal of Leadership Education, v14 n2 p229-237 Spr 2015
This article discusses the use of online asynchronous discussion boards as a valuable tool for connecting students to leadership concepts, theories, and models in introductory leadership survey courses. Recommendations are given for designing effective discussion boards that engage students and enhance their learning. Student outcomes include construction of knowledge, relevant connections between course material and personal lives, and critical reflection.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Leadership Training, Online Courses, Asynchronous Communication, Concept Teaching, Educational Theories, Models, Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction, Teaching Methods, Design Preferences, Change Strategies
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A