Discussion Boards Simulating Professional Committees

Dr Ross Williams –  Senior Lecturer – School of Life Sciences – Staff Profile

Below is a short summary of a video case study we captured with Dr. Ross Williams. To see the full version of the video please follow this link.


Dr Ross Williams utilises a real-world example of group ethics review for potential scientific studies.  Students need to asynchronously discuss and critique an ethics proposal online drawing on their informed opinions and sourced evidence. It also allowed students and lecturers to discover misconceptions that arose during the discussion. This formal assessment grades students on their engagement on Blackboard Discussion Boards.

Methods and tools used:

This example used Blackboard Discussion Boards to facilitate conversation between students and lecturers.

To see more example of good practice, please visit https://lalt.lincoln.ac.uk/online-case-studies/

If you would like support with replicating this example of good practice. Please contact digitaleducation@lincoln.ac.uk