Real-World Connections Make Dynamic Discussions

Finding the right way to spin a discussion can be an impactful way to increase student engagement in your online class. Don Carlisle, Economics faculty at Cabrillo College and Modesto Junior Colleges, has some nifty discussion strategies for making his course content come to life. In the 8-minute video below, he shows two of his online discussions. One is designed to engage students in self-discovery about their career choice and the other has students discover connections between Economics and the world of love and dating. 

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I received my Master of Science in Applied Economics and Finance from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I received my BA, with Honors, in Economics from UCSC and my AA from Santa Monica College. I have been teaching traditional classes, and online classes, since 2008. I have taught classes at MJC, Cabrillo, MPC, Gavilan, Saddleback, Santa Rosa JC, College of the Sequoias, and Humphrey's University. I have attended classes at Goldenwest College, San Diego Mesa, San Diego City, Santa Monica College, and Cuesta.

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