Luma Connection #51: Host Review Sessions

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.

Host review sessions for learners.

Discussions can be a great way to help learners prepare for exams. Review sessions that empower learners with the content and tools they need to succeed can help learners feel more confident and prepared for tests and exams.

Here are tips for conducting review sessions:

Make it a game. One of the best ways to engage learners in review is to play a review game that promotes friendly competition. Create or have learners create review questions and compile them into an online quiz or Jeopardy-style game. Learners can win badges or virtual prizes.
Jigsaw it. Jigsaw out review questions: have learners prepare their answers and then review them as a class.
Conduct a Q&A. Take the time to have learners ask questions and have other learners answer those questions, either as a large group or in breakout groups.
Create study groups. Provide learners with study questions, and put learners in breakout groups. Then, have learners work together to answer the questions. Make it a competition by providing a badge or virtual prize to the first group that finishes.
Record sessions. Record review sessions and discussions for learners to go back to later to help them review content and more effectively prepare for exams.
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