- Discussions: I will definitely continue to include discussion forums in my online class, and I will actively participate in them.
- Use of blogs: One blog I researched for this module was Chemjobber. The purpose of this blog is to help chemistry majors find jobs. The blog may be accessed at http://chemjobber.blogspot.com/. I could use it as an assignment in which I ask students to provide a summary of jobs available for chemists. I could also use this blog as a discussion activity. In this case, I would ask students to choose a potential career and ask them to explain why this area would excite them. Another potential use for this blog would be for students to access it and post a comment or question about a certain career opportunity. This would provide students with experience in using blogs to obtain information.
- Use of polling: Free polls can be created at https://www.polleverywhere.com/signup. This could be a great tool to use in online courses. I could see it being used as an activity in which students are asked to create a poll on a certain topic. I could also use polling in my online class to evaluate students’ preconceived ideas about topics not yet covered.