Discussion Boards – Belfast

November 15th, 2011

A discussion board (or forum, bulletin board, message board) is an online tool that lets folks make posts and/or comments on other folks posts. Sometimes you need to be a member to make posts or comments.

Often there is a central unifying theme or topic that provides an environment for discussion, with many posts and responses. A post and the responses are a thread. A discussion board can have many threads, sometimes separated into discrete topics.

One of the advantages of a discussion board is its asynchronous nature, allowing people to post or respond without any time frame restriction. This is obviously different from IMs or live chat.


  1. Argy
    November 16th, 2011 at 12:44 | #1

    The discussion in the Discussion Board session was varied. We learned about the AWESOME blog that Laurie Walsch used with her Language Arts classes on Blogmeister.

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