FLO (Facilitating Learning Online) is a growing collection of 1 to 5 week online courses designed to enhance skills required to confidently and effectively facilitate learning online. 

FLO MicroCourse: Write a compelling discussion prompt

In asynchronous courses there are as many ways to launch a discussion as there are topics to discuss. Even if the activity itself is anchored in carefully selected background reading and resources, the words and media you use to invite learners to engage can be what make your course active and memorable.

Think about a collaborative discussion you would like to launch (any topic!). Write a compelling discussion prompt. Then invite others to comment on their willingness to engage based on your springboard tactics.

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on and free. In one week, you will dip into the FLO experience, and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.