Assignment 2: Simulated Activity 2: Discussion Boards

Assignment 2: Simulated Activity 2: Discussion BoardsAssignment 2: Simulated Activity 2: Discussion Boards

Your active participation on the discussion boards is key to achieving successful student learning outcomes. This is where you have the opportunity to shape and scaffold student learning.

It is also where you practice and model the soft skills of academia such as diplomacy, empathy, and cultural sensitivity. In this simulated activity, you interact with simulated students on a discussion board and decide how best to respond to each.

To Prepare: Go to the Online Teaching Simulation. Click on Module 2 and go to the “Discussion Boards 1” tab where you will see a discussion prompt followed by three scenarios: “Edgar and Amy Conflict,” “Oliver’s Document,” and “Lucy’s Poor Citations.” Consider how you will respond to each.

By Day 7 of Week 4

For each of the three scenarios, complete Parts 1 and 2 below.

Part 1: Write the response you would send to the student as a private message, doing your best to address the issue and get the student back on track. You will have a total of three different messages—one for each scenario.

Part 2: In 250 words, explain why you responded to each student the way you did. Justify your approaches.


Simulated Activity 2: Discussion Boards

One of the roles of an online instructor is to be a facilitator. They monitor learners to offer guidance and mentorship to ensure there is cohesion and tolerance while bringing out the aspect of community in the platform. The instructor plays a crucial role in determining the experiences of the learners. One way is intervening when you notice a problem and act to address it immediately. As an instructor, I aim to respond to some issues with my learners in the simulated scenarios giving the rationality behind every message.

Message to Edgar in “Edgar and Amy Conflict”

Hello, Edgar! I hope you are well. Congratulations and keep up the good work as in your last project. However, I have noticed a little discontent based on your past experiences, and I am sorry for that. I acknowledge your concern and feelings, but your past experiences should not define your current engagements as it will negatively affect your studies and experiences.

I would love to work with you and the group to make sure the class remains engaging and stimulating respectfully, embracing everyone’s ideas and opinions without bias to achieve positive outcomes. Feel free to contact me whenever you have any concerns, and we will solve the issue amicably.

Message to Oliver

Hi, Oliver! Nice effort for completing your assignment on time to share with the team to promote knowledge. I have noticed that you have trouble uploading your document hence causing frustrations. I have sent you the proper procedure of uploading it but if you have any difficulties feel free to seek help from me or any other team member before the deadline. Keep up the good work and all the best.

Message to Lucy

Hi, Lucy! I hope you are well. This is concerning the altercations with Nancy on the class hub. The online platform has the purpose of sharing knowledge, and with our diversity, we need to embrace each other’s opinions and more so positive criticism to develop.

It is best to consider other people’s feelings, chose your words wisely as you prepare to work professionally with others. Would you please correct your work and cite appropriately to share a better job considering that the rest of the work is well done. Please feel free to seek my help in case you have trouble with citations, lest to that keep up the good work you have great potential.

As an instructor, I believe the best approach when dealing with learners is to try and be as positive when dealing with them to help them discover and attain their full competencies. In all the messages I begin by saluting the students by their names to show that I know them personally. I also start with a positive complement to relieve uneasiness.

Next, I share my concern and provide logical reasons for addressing a student’s behavior with possible solutions to resolve the matter. Lastly, I end with a redeeming quality that I have observed about the student as it fosters the desire to do better and correct negative attributes.

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