Take Discussions Further!

How can instructors help their students excel in online discussions? Let them facilitate!

Research shows that students prefer peer moderation over instructor moderation and discussions that are facilitated by peers.

Ready to empower your students?

Download the Student Facilitation Guide authored by Alyssa Friend Wise, Director, NYU Learning Analytics Research Network (NYU-LEARN) and Associate Professor of Learning Sciences & Educational Technology | New York University

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Alyssa Wise has been working with technology and education in its many varied forms for over 20 years. With a focus on the ways that digital tools help us connect with both each other and new ideas, she has designed and researched online learning experiences that span the globe. Building on the scientific training of her B.S. in Chemistry from Yale University and her three years in the classroom teaching High School Physics, Graphic Design and Computers Science, she completed an M.S. in Instructional Systems Technology and a PhD in Learning Sciences from Indiana University while also consulting on a broad range of projects in the private and non-profit sectors. After almost a decade in Western Canada at Simon Fraser University, she recently moved to New York University where she is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology and Directors of the Learning Analytics research Network. Her recent book Looking for Insight, Transformation, and Learning in Online Talk provides comprehensive guidance for anyone wanting to carefully investigate the ways that people talk and learn online together.

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