Collaboration and connection are important for our social-emotional well-being. Importantly, Luma has conducted research and published the benefits for creating learning communities remotely. This year, Luma will provide specific strategies you can implement to connect learners remotely. We are calling these strategies our Luma Connections.
Teaching Tool: LumaLive®
This is Luma’s synchronous or same time meeting tool. This online tool allows learners to interact with each other to explore a topic and to discuss key concepts, share experiences, interact with each other, and to ask questions in real time. Interactions are in real-time and can be mentor-learner, learner-to-content, learner-to-self, and learner-to-learner.
Peer-to-Peer Video Discussions
Including videos to engage learners in discussion topics is a fantastic way to engage and communicate with learners.
Decide on the video type you want learners to post. Keep them short (less than 30 seconds).
Favorite Spot Videos. Learners share a video of their favorite spot.
Pet Videos. Learners post a pet video.
Job Tip. Learners post a video about a tip to be successful in their job.
Demonstration. Learners post a video demonstration.
- Learners share a link to their video and put it on LumaLive.
Hold round table discussions, and peers have to guess what the video is about.
Favorite Spot Videos. Peers guess what the learner likes about the spot.
Pet Videos. Peers write a story about what the animal is thinking.
Job Tip. Peers respond about their personal experiences.
Demonstration. Peers post a question.
- Provide some structure around the expectation for peer responses and learner responses. Peers post two replies and learner responses to at least ½ of the comments, for example.