Luma Connection #39: Incorporate Peer-to-Peer Video Discussions

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: LumaLive®
Nugget the MascotThis is Luma’s synchronous, or same-time, meeting tool. This online tool allows learners to interact with each other to explore a topic and to discuss key concepts, share experiences, and ask questions in real time. Interaction types include learner to learner, learner to self, learner to content, and learner to instructor.

Engage learners in peer-to-peer video discussions.

Including videos in discussion topics is a fantastic way to engage and communicate with learners.

Here are some tips for unlocking the power of why in a live discussion:

  1. Decide on the video type you want learners to post. Keep them short (less
    than 30 seconds).

    • Favorite Spot Videos. Learners share a video of their favorite spot.
    • Pet Videos. Learners post a video of a pet.
    • Job Tip. Learners post a video with a tip for being successful in a job.
    • Demonstration. Learners post a video demonstration.
  2. Learners share a link to their video and put it on LumaLive®.
  3. Hold roundtable discussions, and have peers guess what each video is about.

    • Favorite Spot Videos. Peers guess what the learner likes about the spot.
    • Pet Videos. Peers write a story about what the animal is thinking.
    • Job Tip. Peers respond with their personal experiences.
    • Demonstration. Peers post a question.
  4. Provide some structure around the expectation for peer responses and learner responses. For example, peers post two replies, and learners respond to at least half of the comments.
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