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Foundations of Online Teaching Course


Emily Reynolds,, Boulder, Colorado, USA


12 September–23 October 2016 

Who Should Attend?

Professionals who design or deliver online/blended learning courses


TESOL members  US$​580
Global members US$​245
Nonmembers US$​665

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More About This Course

This course promotes awareness of online teaching skills, techniques, and curriculum design. It introduces the major design parameters that make online courses different. It also reflects the communicative nature of the online environment and is based on asynchronous discussion and collaboration. The instructor will model the strategies that you can use in your own online courses or blended courses. You will also experiment with software.

What Will I Learn?

  • An overview of online learning and teaching
  • The online student's roles and responsibilities in the virtual classroom
  • The facilitator's role in the virtual classroom and characteristics of a successful online instructor
  • Strategies to promote communication and collaboration in the virtual classroom
  • Curriculum conversion for the online environment
  • Introduction to software applications for editing in Word, recording voice, creating web pages, and creating online exercises

What Are the Goals for This Course?

  • Explore the virtual classroom from the perspective of a student
  • Explore the issues surrounding online teaching in depth
  • Discover the skills and technologies within a course management system that teachers use in online courses
  • Experience and critique model online courses
  • Provide an international forum for networking and for sharing ideas and experiences

About the Instructor

Emily Reynolds is an ESOL consultant and academic director at located in Boulder, Colorado, USA, where she designs and delivers online courses in business English for international business people. The former director of business English programs at the Economics Institute, University of Colorado, she has taught, designed curriculum and courses, directed programs, and written nine ESL textbooks over the past 30 years. Her latest book English for Global Business (University of Michigan Press) recently won TESOL’s Materials Development Award. Emily founded BizEnglish in 1997, and since then has been working online and face-to-face to deliver language and teacher training courses.