Developing Character Through Online Forums
This course builds on an article by Harrison and Laco that calls educators to 'pay more explicit attention to the cultivation of character and wisdom', while at the same time offering ' theoretical and practical input about how character development could be achieved in an online context' (p.1).
After reading the journal article by Harrison, T. and Laco, D., 2022, 'Where is the Character Education in Online Higher Education? Constructivism, Virtue Ethics and Roles of Online Educators' (E-Learning and Digital Media, Vol.0(0) 1-19), you will engage in reflection, evaluation and practice.
This course offers a theoretical basis for engaging character education in online contexts and provides practical suggestions for character facilitation in online discussion forums.
course is developed by the ICETE Academy based on published materials from SAGE Journals.
This is a self-paced online course.
This is a nanocourse, entailing 2 hours of learning.
ICETE Academy points
You will need to read one journal article, respond to a series of questions for reflection and evaluation and complete a project to lead character facilitation in an online discussion forum with your own students.
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