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.
Role Playing an Expert
Experts is a role-playing discussion technique in which learners take on the role of a particular type of expert (leader, industry expert, evaluator, etc.) and interact in the discussion from the perspective of that role by:
- Evaluating or critiquing a scenario, case study, or simulation
- Providing expert advice or feedback
- Debating a topic from that perspective
- Teaching or providing information about a topic
- Answering peer questions
The discussion can feature one or multiple types of experts (as long as they are relevant to the discussion topic and objective).