Have you ever used online discussion forum or something similar for students of your course? (Or, if you are a student, have you attended a class, where something like this was used?)
If yes, I'd like to learn more about your experience. In particular, I am interested in following questions:
- What software did you use? (In particular, possibility to type math formulas is important.)
- What you consider to be benefits/drawbacks of this approach?
- Are there some ways to motivate students to be involved in such a forum?
Any additional comments and suggestions are welcome.
NOTE 1: I am aware that this is an open-ended question which does not have single right answer, but I think this question might be of interest for people here. And we had some similar questions, e.g. questions about various computer programs used for drawing math diagrams.
NOTE 2: Although I thought about posting a question like this before, one of the reason I'm posting this now is that we had recently a related question on meta (which was closed).
My experience with such fora: