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.
Create just-in-time safety communication.
The Community of Learners can help each other with just-in-time safety communication. Maybe there is an accident on a highway or unexpected riots. Discussion boards can provide a place where these messages can be moderated by users and shared anytime, anywhere, any place.