Minutes from Jan. 20 meeting.
We discussed different aspects around the technology and methodology of discussions.
Faculty voiced their issues with D2L discussions, namely the inability to open all messages from a thread (one has to keep clicking on each message).
Social media (e.g. Facebook Group wall) was offered as an alternative, whereas not only the entirety of the conversation can be caught, but other advantages of the modern social media platforms can be taken advantage of, versus a conceptually aging CMS such as D2L.
Here is a suitable substitution of D2L discussions: Slack – https://slackhq.com/threaded-messaging-comes-to-slack-417ffba054bd. This is information is reflected on the “Resources” page of this blog as well as in the IMS blog (just type “Slack” in the search box). For more information, please ask.