You are an experienced teacher, never happier than when you are in the classroom. So why does teaching your class online make you feel uncomfortable?

Is it the technology?

Is it the physical distance between you and your students?

Is it that you don't feel that you can achieve the same teaching and learning goals as you might have in a face-to-face class?

If you are new or in the process of getting used to teaching online, our Introduction to Teaching Online course will guide you through the initial challenges that all online teachers face.

About the course

  • Date: 18 - 20 May 2020
  • Time: 4.30 - 6.30pm (2 hours x 3 days)
  • Price: RM289
  • Limited to 10 pax
  • Delivered online (desktop, laptop or tablet are preferable for the optimal learning experience)

Course content

By the end of this course, you will:

  • be more familiar with available platforms and applications for online teaching
  • feel more comfortable with functions in online classrooms and how they can be used
  • be able to use knowledge of online functions to help support learner engagement
  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Session name Introduction to Online Language Teaching The Live Online Language Classroom Engaging Online Learners
Session aim To introduce participants to the terminology, challenges and benefits of online teaching To consider the features and dynamics of a live online classroom and compare them with a face-to-face classroom To focus on student engagement and motivation and how we can engage learners in both online and face-to-face sessions
Session outcomes

By the end of this session, you will:

  • recognise key terms and language around the subject of online teaching
  • be more familiar with available platforms for online teaching
  • have considered the challenges and differences between an online classroom and a face-to-face

By the end fo this session, you will:

  • understand key success factors in a live online lesson
  • feel more comfortable with functions in online classrooms and how they can be used
  • have experienced a demonstration live online session and completed an observation task

By the end of this session, you will:

  • better understand learner motivation and its impact on classroom engagement and virtual classroom engagement
  • be able to use knowledge of online functions to help support learner engagement
  • have experimented with planning an engaging interactive live class