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: Discussion Board
This is an online tool that allows learners to interact with each other to explore a topic and to discuss key concepts and concerts, share experiences, interact with each other, and to ask questions. Interactions are not in real-time and can be mentor-learner and learner-to-learner.
Be sure to take the time to really know your learners.
How many things can you recall about your learners? Do you really know them, their backgrounds, and their interests? Do you know how they prefer to learn? It will be difficult to truly create a community without really understanding the individuals who are participating in it.