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October, 2022

14Oct1:00 PM1:50 PMOnline Discussion Forums: Strategies for Designing Inspired PromptsKim Carter-Cram and Jennifer Black, Boise State University1:00 PM – 1:50 PM


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October 14, 2022


Friday 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Pacific Time


Online via Zoom


Part of 2022 Conference

Session Description

This session focuses on developing creative discussion board prompts so that students can avoid the “ugh” reaction to logging in and posting each week. Gone are the “boring” or “repetitive” weekly discussion forums that students dislike and sometimes skip. Our focus in this session is on showing ways that instructors can be more innovative and imaginative with their prompts… and inspire students to want to come back to participate.


Kim Carter-Cram

Faculty, Boise State University

Kim Carter-Cram teaches literature (literature in translation, women’s literature, as well as Gender Studies and Humanities at Boise State University. She holds a PhD in French literature from UCLA and BA and MA in French language and literatures from Washington State University. She works as a Faculty Associate with BSU’s eCampus and helps develop and facilitate professional development for online instructors. Kim loves taekwondo, and serves as the captain of the nation’s only Demonstration Team composed entirely of mothers. She also loves to cook and travel.

Jennifer Black

Faculty, Boise State University

Jennifer Black is a lecturer in English literature and University Foundations at Boise State University. She has a BA and MA from Brigham Young University and a PhD from Boston University. She teaches courses in British Renaissance Literature, World Literature, Humanities, English Composition, and General Education. She is a Quality Matters Master Reviewer and works with Boise State eCampus as a Faculty Associate to help instructors across campus with their online teaching. When she’s not teaching, Jen loves to sing with community choirs and go on long walks with her miniature schnauzer.