Read postings by your classmates with an open mind; think critically about which posts are the most provocative to you.
When responding, use the student's name and describe the point so that your whole class can follow along. Example: Jessica, you make an interesting point about technology increasing without training increasing.
Whether you are asserting agreement or disagreement, provide clear and credible evidence to support your response.
Avoid using unsupported personal opinions, generalizations, or language that others might find offensive.
When in disagreement, keep responses respectful and academic in tone.
Ask open-ended questions, rather than questions that can be answered with yes or no. Those types of answers end the conversation, rather than pushing it forward.