Luma Connections #4: Give Learners a Choice

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 Strategy: Choice in Learning

Teaching Tool: Discussion Board
Nugget the MascotThis 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.

Give learners a choice in how they can respond in the discussion board.

Give learning communities a choice in how they respond and participate in the discussion. Providing choice appears to increase participation instead of dictating a specific learning path.

Q. When you face someone with road rage how do you respond?

Example Choices: