Considerations and Potential Drawbacks
- These online options are not utopian discussion environments; problems and issues may still arise.
- Students can obviously still insult and silence other students, as can a simple comment from the teacher if phrased the wrong way.
- Don't assume that simply using these tools will produce miracle results. A teacher is still responsible for overseeing and guiding these discussions.
- It is sometimes more difficult to follow the line of thought in an online discussion because everyone can speak at once.