Two colleagues, James Roy and Lynda Griffin have researched the use of Tutor Group Forums and the following slide show presents some of the main findings:
The research is very interesting as there is great potential for learning in tutor groups and I have a stake in making my Forums as effective as possible. I would like to write more reactions to it in the future.
At the moment, a key point that strikes me is that it is vital for tutors to maintain social presence. An issue I am currently considering is whether it matters that some groups are much more active and likely to post and whether I, as the tutor can do anything about it.