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Table 5 Mediation category

From: What to expect, and how to improve online discussion forums: the instructors’ perspective

IDQuestions for Mediation
1Do you use the forum in your discipline? (How does he use the forum and in which cases does he not use it?).
2Can you use the forum as a communication strategy?
3Can you understand the structure of the forum responses? Do you find it difficult to keep up with the discussion?
4What would the mediation structure be like? (Imagine you have to help an instructor who has never worked with Distance Education courses. Step-by-step how you would structure the course to help the instructor promote interaction and exchange of student knowledge.)
5Do you usually intervene in the conversations taking place in the forum? In what situations do you take part in the forum?
6Do you remember an instance in the discussion forum that interfered with communication and interaction?
7Do you as an instructor motivate students to cooperate in the forum?
8Can you keep track of student interactions in the forum? (Can you follow the forum in terms of the time that the interactions take place and the depth of the conversations?).