Talk:Educational Research Methods 2013
Regarding an alternative to Blackboard for discussions, Turadg says: "Lore is a new replacement for Blackboard. I used it for my MHCI intro programming course this summer and was pretty happy with it. It's quite social. If you want to try it out, you can get access through this link: http://lore.com/j/eb9k18"
Here's a related course: E-learning Design Principles 2013