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With the move to remote instruction, many students feel disconnected if there is no synchronous component, while others feel self-conscious about using WebEx as a group discussion platform, particularly if they have to turn on their camera.

Additionally, streaming platforms like WebEx do not yield a permanent record of the chat discussion.Instructors must rely on students taking notes or email them pertinent material afterwards.

Discord is a platform that originally came to prominence in video game communities for its adaptability and ease of use. Many students already have accounts and are adept users.

Incorporating a synchronous Discord element into your remote course will allow you to chat with students in real time and asynchronously, as they can leave messages that you can respond to.

Publisher Location

Las Vegas

Publication Date

1-23-2021

Publisher

UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs

Language

English

Keywords

Distance learning; Discord

Disciplines

Education | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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pdf

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146 KB

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Using Discord to Facilitate Student Engagement


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