Online instruction poses challenges including creating opportunities for student interactions. This discussion format combines real-world implications and classroom community building. Students explore instructor-provided information and then reflect on what they would like to learn by identifying search terms. Then students locate information related to the topic and write a post. Students comment on other’s posts to develop an understanding of other students’ interests. Student response has been overwhelmingly positive with survey results indicating an appreciation for “understanding other’s points of view” and “connecting…learning to actual research going on” and ratings showed increased interest and interaction with peers.