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Works Cited, References, and Resources

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Software/Educational Technology Tools:

  • Angel Learning Management System [14]
  • Adobe Photoshop [15]
  • Clip art from MS Office Online.

Arr.GIF Facilitating Effective Online Discourse Home Page

Arr.GIF Unit 1: The Learning Community and Online Discussions

Arr.GIF Unit 2: Constructing Online Discussion Activities

Arr.GIF Unit 3: Assessment and Evaluation

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