Jackie this is great! I feel like I am taking an online class the same way as we have to do in lesley.
This is exactly what we do online. We also share our thoughts from the readings and our personal interpretations of the readings iwht the professor. Then we response to one, two, or three students on any of their responses. The final result we all learn from eachother and share with ours schools.
I believe this is a great way to model among our selves the benefits we have online when doing discussions.