This application brief describes a “Module Discussant” activity assigned in an online graduate-level leadership theory course. The assignment was designed to stimulate higher-level thinking, apply leadership theory to practice, and foster extensive communication among students in the online learning environment using a common learning management tool—the online discussion forum. This brief presents leadership educators with perspectives from two professors who coordinated the assignment, as well as the perspective of a graduate student participating in the activity. The professors and students involved report that the assignment resulted in compelling levels of engagement and critical thinking. Recommendations for future use and for enhancing the quality of the assignment are also offered.
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Journal of Leadership Education
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McRay, J., Goertzen, B., & Klaus, K. (2016). Student-Moderated Discussion Boards in a Graduate Online Course. The Journal of Leadership Education, 15(1), 150–160. https://doi.org/10.12806/V15/I1/A6