Discussion boards have been a challenge for me to inspire my students to use effectively. My Masters degree was all online and the discussion boards were a heavy part of our "class interaction." Passing this idea to my students has been met with resistance, and then I realized that it was a failure on my part not theirs...I have been failing to design a discussion.
"A good question is both answerable and challenging. It will inspire analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and critical thinking." What do you do to stimulate conversations in your discussion groups so the class can grow and learn and not just check a box?