Today's post gets you thinking about this opportunity which is not always leveraged in virtual learning. How can pre-work, and between session assigments, keep the conversation, and connection going. The following is a list of eight things you can do with pre-work and in between session touchpoints:
1. As pre-work have group members share a brief bio and what's brought them to the program. This can be posted on a central home page.
2. Create a closed or secret Facebook group, connecting individuals between sessions. This can be very popular for some groups. Take into consideration, access to FB and other social media sites.
3. Create learning partners and provide weekly questions for partners to come together and discuss
4. Create learning partners and create structured assignments for them to complete together - this can be linked into work application and debrief.
5. Create pre-and post-self-assessments so individual group members can track their skill development and new insights.
6. Create a reading and resource list along with group members throughout the course of the program. Again a central repository can be useful to host this at. This could be a wiki, a FB page, or part of your LMS
7. As pre-work, have the group members consider an example, or several examples of where things worked well, and not so well as it relates to the focus of the program.
8. In a rotational basis have each group member take the lead on posing a daily or weekly question for their fellow group members to consider. This provides an interesting approach to peer collaboration and learning.
This is by no means an exhaustive list AND I hope that it sparks some new ideas for you. What other suggestions do you have?
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