CANCELED Contract Faculty: The Dynamics of Influence in Online Discussion Forums – March 17th 2020

Event Date & Time

  • March 17, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

This event has been canceled

Identifying the attributes and characteristics of influential posts in the online discussion forum

With the increased number of blended and online courses in higher education, it is important to understand true dynamics of influence in fully online discussion forums due to the fact that learning happens through interactive discussion, reflection, and collaborative networking. There are various attributes and characteristics that make influential discussion posts and the effectiveness of network visualization tool (Threadz) to predict student contributions in online discussion forums. This session will provide instructors using online discussion forums with insights about influential posts that impact student thinking and learning. These insights will eventually offer guidance on how to facilitate and evaluate online discussion successfully and effectively.


About the facilitator

Sunah teaches for the Master of Educational Technology (MET) program in the Faculty of Education as a Sessional Lecturer. She also works as a Faculty Liaison (Sauder School of Business) in the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). Sunah possesses a current in-depth knowledge of initiatives and innovations in the fields of teaching, learning, and technology in higher education. She is particularly interested in enriching the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Email:


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.