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Vertical scale with low at the bottom and very high at the top:

  • Student initiated seminar discussions [Very high time commitment and cognitive load]
  • Instructor initiated seminar discussions
  • Discussions based on student question prompts
  • Discussions based on instructor question prompts
  • Topical discussions (for example discussing a news article)
  • Casual content-related discussions
  • Purely social discussions
  • Open or optional forums for students to ask questions [Least time commitment and cognitive load]