Today I had a useful discussion with my colleague Oliver Sterland about online discussion forums. Here are some useful articles I’ve use in the past:

Alexander, M. E., Commander, N., Greenberg, D., & Ward, T. 2010. Using the four-questions technique to enhance critical thinking in online discussions. . Journal of Online Learning and Teaching,, 6, 409-415.

Arend, B. 2009. Encouraging critical thinking in online threaded discussions. The Journal of Educators Online, 6, 1-23.

Bai, H. 2009. Facilitating students’ critical thinking in online discussions: An instructor’s experience. Journal of Interactive Online Learning,, 8, 156-164

Bowden, R. 2012. Online graduate education: Developing scholars through asynchronous discussion. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 24, 52-64.

Darabi, A. & & Jin, L. 2013. Improving the quality of online discussion: The effects of strategies design based on cognitive load theory principles. Distance Education,, 34

Darabi, A., Arrastia, M. C., Nelson, D. W., Cornille, T. & & Lang, X. 2011. Cognitive presence in asynchronous online learning: A comparison of four discussion strategies. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 27, 216-227.

DeWitt, D., et al 2014. Interactions in online forums: a case study among first year undergraduate students. Frontiers in Education (FE), 2, 6-13.

Dietz-Uhler, B. & & Lanter, J. R. 2009. Using the four-questions technique to enhance learning. . Teaching of Psychology, 36, 38-41.

Kanuka, H., Rourke, L. & & Laflamme, E. 2007. The influence of instructional methods on the quality of online discussion. . British Journal of Educational Technology, 38, 260-271

Klisc, C., McGill, T., & Hobbs, V. 2009. The effect of assessment on the outcomes of asynchronous online discussion as perceived by instructors. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25, 666-682

Schellens, T. & &Valcke, M. 2006. Fostering knowledge construction in university students through asynchronous discussion groups. Computer and Education, 46, 249-370.

Schindler, L. A. & & Burkholder, G. J. 2014. Instructional design and facilitation approaches that promote critical thinking in asynchronous online discussions: A review of the literature. Higher Learning Research Communications, 4.

Spatariu, A. W., D. 2013. Factors that influence the quality of online discussions. In: Marks, T. B. G. (ed.) Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013. Chesapeake, VA: AACE

Weil, S., McGuigan, N. & & Kern, T. 2011. The usage of an online discussion forum for the facilitation of case-based learning in an intermediate accounting course: a New Zealand case [Online]. Available: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02680513.2011.611685 [Accessed 17.1.17.