Forum As a " Pre-coded qualitative content analysis template.for Assessment of critical reading,writing, and higher synthesis and evaluation skills. Using the " quality of candidate expressions" as a " surrogate" for their ability to impart deep engagement and understanding of the course reading material.
One of the " Potentials" for better higher synthesis and critical reading, writing and engagement with course material is to " first design" the course forum discussion into categorized ,codes,themes tags that match with the " Key terms,definition, concepts,theories, and Objectives of the course.
Using this Pre-coded qualitative forum rubric will help as " self-graded" formative assessment of the higher thinking skills of the course which was not otherwise suitable for the assessment with the MCQs testing.
The Next step is " content analysis" as a qualitative methods to see if the candidate produce match quality forum expressions