Luma Connections #3: Communicate Expectations

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: Setting Expectations

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.

Be sure to set expectations.

Expectations: Every learner wants to know what to expect. Think if this is the very first time they participated in an online discussion. Make it a safe place. Some learners may struggle with spelling or grammar. Some learners may not be comfortable with the technology. Encourage respect. You set the direction and culture of your learning communities.
Setting Expectations

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