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.
Ask the Learner
Most discussion boards are directed by the instructor. Have you ever thought about why Facebook is so successful? People like to talk and share things about themselves. Ask the learners what types of discussion boards they would like to have set up for them.
Send out a survey through Luma and get their feedback.