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Table 3 Summary of interactions in three discussion forums during the semester curricular unit “Nutrition and Health”, academic year 2016/2017 number of students enrolled in the unit = 11

From: Nutrition and health as virtual class at Open University (Portugal): pedagogical strategies for higher education

Free interactive forum (questions/ doubts/news) Interactive forum on “Food Patterns” Interactive forum on “Diabetes” Two written works as publishable papers Test on-line Pedagogical Results
Total number of posts = 117 All students have participated. Total number of posts = 19 All students have participated Total number of posts = 25 All students have participated The interaction remains private between teacher and student. All students have participated Faces students with their own knowledge about fundamental concepts. All students finished the unit with grades ranging from 50% (1 student) up to 90% (mean = 69.54%).