12 Tips for engaging learners in online discussions

The 12 tips in the article available below aim to provide medical educators with guidelines for creating engaging online discussions that both support and challenge learners’ understanding. The advice draws on a recent study examining the experiences and activities of 24 educators in MOOC discussion areas, and how their learners engaged with them. It provides practical recommendations on facilitating online discussions, producing engaging discussion tasks, and creating a balanced educator presence.

Goshtasbpour, F., Swinnerton, B. J. and Pickering, J. D. (2021) ‘Twelve tips for engaging learners in online discussions’, Medical Teacher, 0(0), pp. 1–5. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2021.1898571.