Luma Connection #43: Discussion Critics

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®
Nugget the MascotThis 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.

Discussion Critics

Want on-demand feedback to know how your discussion went over with learners? Use the Discussion Critics Strategy to have learners rate the discussion on the spot.

Here is how you can use the Discussion Critics strategy:

Ask learners to rate the discussion topic and questions using a rating system, such as five stars.
Ask learners to explain what they did or did not enjoy about the discussion topic and questions.
Ask learners for ideas for relevant, future discussion topics.
Consider asking, “What would you ask instead?” to determine how specific questions could be tweaked or changed to solicit more interest.