ACA-ACES Syllabus Clearinghouse

The ACA Syllabus Clearinghouse is a joint project of ACA and The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). We will maintain syllabi on many topics from may different learning institutions. Our database will be updated continually with new and exciting courses and will provide a valuable resource to all counselors. If you have questions or need assistance please contact the ACA librarian at 800-347-6647 ext. 281 or

Pedagogy / Teaching

Facilitating Effective Online Discussions

Online discussions are the main staple of interactions in online learning environments. This course will help you develop your skills and techniques to design and facilitate effective online discussions. The main focus will be on using asynchronous discussion tools that are found in most e-learning platforms and threaded discussion boards used today on the Internet. Assessment and evaluation strategies of discussion based activities will also be examined.
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