Course Description

You have been asked to teach online by your institution or your students. Or maybe you are keen on this alternative way of teaching yourself. So where do you start? It can seem daunting if you have never taught online before, and especially if you do not have much time to prepare for change.

In this course we will help you to set up a basic virtual classroom, how you transfer your face to face teaching skills to an online format and move to the digital age like a pro.

 

What are learners saying?

5 star rating

Teaching a Virtual Classroom

Peter Strutt

Very useful overview of what's involved and the practical alibi activity illustrates what can be done. It would have been useful to indicate that it's a g...

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Very useful overview of what's involved and the practical alibi activity illustrates what can be done. It would have been useful to indicate that it's a good idea for students to mute their microphones when silent in order to avoid bandwidth problem.

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3 star rating

Helpful but limited

Robyn Blacket

The example of a half hour schedule was helpful. However, I would like to have learnt some ideas for games and activities that work online. [Editor's resp...

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The example of a half hour schedule was helpful. However, I would like to have learnt some ideas for games and activities that work online. [Editor's response - Thanks, Robyn - check out our other courses on synchronous online learning for some more ideas. ]

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4 star rating

Teaching a Virtual Classroom

Maria Fernanda Rodriquez

Course Author

Course Author

Miranda Verswijvelen

Miranda has been working for more than a decade in the eLearning industry. She is currently working as a freelance consultant and embarking on a PhD in education. She is passionate about creating high quality learning materials, and is particularly keen on gamification and action mapping as key parts of learning design. Miranda is a multilingual speaker herself, and through her partnership with Language Fuel, she aims to enrich the practice of language teachers with some of the latest elearning concepts.