Luma Connections #10: Create a Safe Place for a Debate

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
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.

Use discussions as a safe place for debates.

Find relevant hot topics in your industry that learners want to discuss and debate. Provide the space to do it in a safe online environment. Create the debatable question and rules for the discussion. Depending on the topic, you might want to moderate the discussion to keep learners on track.

Driver shortage: What should be done to hire and retain drivers?
Rules for discussion:

  1. Answer the question with 2 specific examples.
  2. Respond to at least 1 classmate but be respectful in your response. Tell them why you agree or disagree and why.
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