So, I think this sort of discussion would be better suited to new thread, rather than the existing Mentorship Program thread, largely because I want this to be about 1-on-1 teaching methods using the unique environment online teaching provides - that is, these methods may be of use outside the Mentorship Program. We can always move this to the Mentorship thread if we determine that it serves more of a purpose there.
For my part, I’m merely curious to know how others like to take advantage of online resources to teach others in an intimate setting. Do you play games against each other first to see where you stand and how both mentor and mentee need to grow? Do you jump into games against random opponents? Do you think voice chat is better than using some sort of messaging system? Who decides what decks to play, from the archetype to the individual card slot?
When using an over-the-shoulder method of teaching via screen sharing, who does the playing? Who has the final call on the plays made? Clearly any sort of discussion between mentor and mentee will increase the time it takes to complete a turn - how do you make sure you have opponents that are willing to be patient with that (From what I’ve heard of Jinteki, this seems like it might become a problem.)? What are the best ways to counter the lag created by the distance between parties?
I’m hoping to see some strategies that others have employed so that we might be able to see how successful they seem to be, perhaps so that in future endeavors we might be better able to teach others using this environment that really cannot be implemented in person. I understand that each person learn differently, and the degree of success of certain methods is difficult to compare due to each person’s individual abilities, but surely there must be a benefit to comparing notes.