We designed learning modules, called inquiry pods in pedagogically sound ways, creating online learning activities that required students to post and join discussion on Workplace. The inquiry pod themes are based on the University aims and learning outcomes of the faculty. In the first year, we chose three themes: communicator, ethical decision-maker, and global citizen. In the second year, we focus on the 21st century essential skills suggested by the World Economic Forum. Students and mentors will post, comment, reply, or give responses to each other’s posts.
Our experienced mentor shared tips on how to use diversified sources of information to engage in the discussion online. A wide range of multi-media materials, e.g. TED Talks, Harvard Business Review, or updated news from the mass media provided an abundance of discussion points to the team. This could be used to fill the gaps, expand, and stimulate the team discussion. The use of an online network that adopts these features can better support learners who are geographically separated and engaged in different learning experiences.