When is the best time to start a group?
Starting a group is really easy to get started but, there are a couple of things that you need to keep in mind. There are different learning styles and you get a lot of talkers and no listeners.
Zoom is one of the best because it is really simple to use, it has a security feature and it has a lock feature.
If you already have a Google account this is ideal. The only thing with using this way is – if you have someone that won’t stop contacting you after the meeting.
Now, personally I love Discord but it take some people a while before they actually caught on and by the the class could be over.
Stay on course
You are not there to network with one another until what you came there to learn is over with at that time. You have a lot of people that come in and are ready to chat; that is not the group’s purpose.
Level of Expertise
This is a very important step because you need to know who is a fast learner and who is a slower learner. There are a lot of people that know how to install software, download, and put things in the correct place. How to change their default programs without any help. Then you have others that don’t even know where the start button is (hard to believe but yeap, it happens).
Stay on task with the material that you all have gone over. Don’t try to go further and if it is a question that everyone have, take note of it and email the instructor to let them know
Don’t allow others to try and take control of the meeting. If you know that there is a “mole” or someone that always wants to be the front man and have no clue what they are talking about, KICK THEM OUT!