Demanding learners to post a minimum number of times in forums is inappropriate in an adult learning environment, yet it is common practice at universities.
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This is a challenge in hybrid and distance classes. I agree that it comes down to design of engagement strategies "This means that we have to work much harder to design learning tasks that give learners plenty opportunity to want to write multiple times." Effective learning requires collaboration, collaboration requires learners who are fully invested in the process of learning.