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.
Share Healthy Options
Heath can encompass lots of different aspects of a person’s life: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual. Building a learning community can provide support for a learner in the areas that they need it. You could set up different discussion boards that focus on each of these health aspects.
Here are some example questions. The possibilities are really endless.