The topic thread
had been read over 13,000 times yesterday.
She presents information in the wrong paragraph or several paragraphs too late: material that should come at the beginning of a topic thread
comes in the middle or the end.
Reading a specific topic thread
is possible without having to open messages on other topics, no matter when the topic thread
messages were posted.
Although these types of conversations can occur without the aid of an online discussion forum, use of the forums certainly facilitated the process by providing a much wider variety of topic threads
for students to work with, far more than would have been possible utilizing only in-class discussion.
The Lively Lunches were lively and the Beastly Breakfast, which was structured around the topic threads
this year, did occur at a beastly hour in the morning.
Examples of personal configuration options include: notification of the creation of new discussion topics being formed in one's favorite areas, subscription to topic threads
, hiding topics and conversation areas where one has little interest, and much more.