. Enhancement to Learning Ability from Participating in the Discussion Board
The discussion forums in the course provided an environment for collaborative learning in which the students as well as the instructor participated. It made learning an active process in which each student had to post an initial post to which others comment with insightful contributions or corrections. The discussion prompts served as a challenge that allowed the learners to engage with the peers in the active discussion, allowing them to synthesize the information they each contribute which was helpful compared to just memorizing it. IT allowed one to understand how their colleagues understood the course lessons as well as appreciate the diverse perspective on the various topics of the discussions.