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Introducing the online teaching resource

Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM)

A free video course for educators about how to teach online

Discover useful strategies for teaching online. Experienced educators, academics and industry professionals share their expertise and insights in 50 + bite-sized videos. If you’re looking for support with how to teach online or incorporate blended learning, the TOM course is for you.

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TOM is produced in partnership by ClickView, Makematic, Adobe, Participate, and iCivics.

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What to expect from our online teaching resources

TOM is a free online teaching resource for educators making the leap into remote teaching and learning. The engaging, self-paced course provides practical approaches to online teaching, with a focus on pedagogy.

You have access to over 50 mini video clips, each just a few minutes in length, combining expert instruction with high-impact graphics.

Support to teach online with confidence

The online teaching course explores the key differences between face-to-face classroom instruction and online learning. Develop the confidence and skills you need to teach successfully online, including practical, actionable strategies that you can implement straight away.

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The TOM series contributors

The online teaching masterclass contributors come from many different parts of the world, so you can be sure you’re getting unique, multicultural perspectives. Plus, you can learn how countries abroad have approached online learning.

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Webinar: Moving from Remote to Blended Learning

With guest presenter, Steven Kolber

7 October

In this webinar, we sat down with special guest presenter, Steven Kolber, to reflect on some of the elements and challenges of remote learning and how teachers can use instructional video to smoothly transition back into the classroom. Steven presented some of the research and evidence of the effectiveness of instructional video in education and demonstrated practical ways on how teachers can create their own videos.

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Online is Different

5 videos

How does online teaching work? This collection of videos is a great place to start, especially if you’re really new to online learning. Learn the key differences between teaching online and in a face-to-face environment, plus get plenty of tips and tools to teach online effectively.

Is Online Teaching Effective?

More and more schools are taking learning online. But is it effective? This video answers the question: is online learning effective in the K-12 education space?

The Importance of Mindset in Online Teaching

Educator, Tara Walsh, talks about the mindsets educators should develop when teaching online.

Priorities for Professional Development

Many teachers feel ill-equipped to take their classes online. This video discusses the important role professional development plays in developing educators to teach online, and with a call to action to ed-tech, government and media.

How is Online Teaching Different?

Educator, Tara Walsh, outlines seven key differences between face-to-face and online teaching.

Three Tips for Making Online Teaching a Success

Educator, Tara Walsh, gives three tips for making teaching online a success.

Designing Online Learning Experiences

13 videos

These videos explore what research tells us are the elements of effective online learning courses. You’ll also look at a model for designing inclusive online lessons, how to prepare students for effective online learning and the best way to approach feedback and assessment.

What is the Universal Design for Learning?

Educator, James Bowens, discusses what the Universal Design for Learning is and why educators should use it when designing online and blended learning experiences.

Using Universal Design for Learning to Design Curriculum

Educator, James Bowens, discusses how educators can use the Universal Design for Learning to design curriculum.

How to Use Universal Design for Learning to Design Lessons

Educator, Cristen Magaletti, discusses why the Universal Design for Learning should be used to design online and blended lessons.

Case Study: The Universal Design for Learning in Action

Educator, Cristen Magaletti, shares her experiences with using the Universal Design for Learning, to build more accessible and equitable lessons.

Preparing Students for Success in Online Teaching and Learning

Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses the things that educators need to be aware of when teaching in online and blended classes.

Preparing for Blended Teaching

Educator, Scott Hayden, talks about how to best prepare for blended teaching.

Preparing for Teaching Classes Online

Educator, Scott Hayden, talks about how to best prepare for online teaching.

Essentials for Online Teacher Communication

Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses the essentials of online teacher-student and teacher-parent communications.

How to Create Inclusive Online and Blended Classes

Educator, Paula Prouse, talks about how teachers can make their online classes more inclusive.

Facing the Challenge of Inclusivity in Online Teaching

Educator, Paula Prouse, talks about the biggest challenges teachers face when making online classes more inclusive.

Feedback and Assessment in Online Teaching

Educator and researcher, Kathleen Donohue, will explore ways to assess and give feedback in blended and online learning environments.

How to use Universal Design for Learning to Build Online Learning Activities

Educator, Cristen Magaletti, discusses how to build blended and online lessons using the Universal Design for Learning.

Universal Design for Learning Across the Curriculum

Educator, Cristen Magaletti, discusses how the Universal Design for Learning can be used in different subject areas.

Pedagogical Strategies

3 videos

Online learning is not about trying to replicate the classroom. It’s about reimagining your delivery and embracing the online learning space. This is the largest collection of videos, broken down into five sections. Explore cognitive, behavioural, emotional and social pedagogy tips, strategies and activities to help you take your classes online.

Adapting Your Teaching Techniques for Online Classes

Educator, Emma Humphries, discusses ways in which educators can adapt what they already do in face to face instruction to the online teaching environment.

Adapting Your Face-to-Face Pedagogy for Teaching Online

Educator, Emma Humphries, discusses the things educators need to be aware of when taking their classes online.

Teacher as the Facilitator in Online Teaching

Educator, Emma Humphries, discusses the key facilitation skills and strategies, teachers need to develop to teach online.

Cognitive Pedagogy and Strategies

5 videos

Discover important information about cognition in online and blended learning environments. Find out how to use segmenting, retrieval practice and visualising content to improve cognitive ability in online teaching. Learn about the multimedia cognitive load theory and how it can be used to reduce overall cognitive load.

What Teachers Need to Know about Cognition

Neuroscientist, Jared Cooney Horvath, shares three things educators need to know about cognition in online and blended learning environments.

Multimedia Cognitive Load Theory for Teachers

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how the multimedia cognitive load theory can be used in online learning environments to reduce cognitive load.

Segmenting in Online Teaching

Educator, Tara Walsh, discusses how chunking or segmenting can be used in online learning environments to help cognition.

Visualising Content for Memorable Online Teaching

Educator, Michael Cohen, discusses how visualising content to make it more memorable can be used in online learning enviornments to help cognition.

Using Retrieval Practice to Improve Online Teaching

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how retrieval practice can be used in online and blended learning enviornments to help cognition.

Emotional Pedagogy and Strategies

6 videos

Learn to increase student engagement and accessibility online by using interactive components, heightened expression and gesture, and warmer questions, plus find out how to implement a check in buddy system. A chance for educators to also consider the importance of their emotional well-being in the context of online teaching.

Educator Emotional Wellbeing in Online Teaching

Clinical psychologist, Asha Patel, discusses what educators need to know about the importance of their emotional wellbeing.

Using Warmer Questions to Increase Student Engagement Online

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how warmer questions can be used to engage students when teaching live online classes.

Interactivity in Videos

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how interactive components within videos increases students engagement with the content.

Engaging Communication in Instructional Videos

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how communicating in an engaging manner when creating instructional video increases student engagement with the content.

Enhancing Accessibility with Instructional Video

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how using instructional videos can enhance accessibility and drive engagement when teaching in online and blended learning environments.

Using the Buddy System in Online Teaching

Educator, Michael Cohen, discusses how implementing a check in buddy system and scheduling flexibility increases students engagement in online learning environments.

Behavioural Pedagogy and Strategies

5 videos

Explore teaching strategies for online learning when it comes to student engagement, collaboration and group work, plus how best to use video feedback for formative assessment. Learn three positive behaviour management strategies to implement when teaching live classes.

Three Things to Know About Behaviour for Blended and Online Learning

Neuroscientist, Jared Cooney Horvath, shares three things educators need to know about behaviour in online and blended learning environments.

Using Video Feedback for Formative Assessment Online

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how he uses video feedback in formative assessment in blended and online learning environments.

Student Collaboration and Group Work Online

Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses the importance of randomly grouping students and collaborating with one another in online learning environments.

Positive Behaviour Management Strategies for Online Teaching

Educator, Tara Walsh, outlines three positive behaviour management strategies that should be used when teaching live classes.

Three Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement Online

Educator, Michael Cohen, discusses three strategies to engage students in online learning environments: student choice on project methods, giving praise and shout outs.

Technology as a Tool

9 videos

Young people do not inherently possess digital skills. They need guidance and careful selection of tools and resources. These videos will help you choose the right technology, multimedia and online education resources, facilitate live classes and also make instructional videos.

Choosing the Right Technology for Online Teaching

Educator and researcher, Kathleen Donohue, talks about the possible technologies available to an online teacher and the ways in which they can support and influence teaching and learning.

Frameworks for Selecting Technology for Online Teaching

Educator and researcher, Kathleen Donohue, talks about the frameworks available to help educators choose the right technology.

Using Multimedia and Open Educational Resources

Educator, Brian Johnsrud, discusses the types of open tools and resources that are available to educators and provides a list of things to look for when choosing resources online.

How to Create a Well-structured Instructional Video

Producer, Brian Shaw, discusses the best way to structure instructional videos.

How to Engage, Retain and Entertain with Instructional Video

Producer, Brian Shaw, discusses the things you need to do to engage, retain and entertain viewers when creating instructional videos.

How to Increase the Production Value of Your Instructional Videos

Producer, Brian Shaw, discusses the different things you need to do to increase the production value of your instructional videos.

Best Practice for Teaching Live Online Classes

Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses how educators can best deliver live classes online.

How to Keep Students Engaged in Online Classes

Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses strategies on how to keep students engaged in live classes.

How to Make Live Online Classes More Inclusive

Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses how to make live classes more inclusive.

Community Building

4 videos

Discover how you can develop your own community of practice and professional learning network, plus the best ways to facilitate partnerships with parents and caregivers when moving to an online learning environment.

What is a Community of Practice in Education?

Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses what a community of practice is.

Communities of Practice Versus Professional Learning Networks

Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses the difference between a community of practice and a professional learning network.

How to Build a Professional Learning Network

Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses how to build a professional learning network and a community of practice.

Parent-Teacher Strategies for Online Learning

Educator, Amber Coleman-Mortley, gives educators practical ways to support families, and strategies to work in partnership with parents when you take learning online.

Digital Wellbeing

3 videos

It’s important to find time to unplug and recharge. This collection of videos looks at whether increased screen time is dangerous to the health of young people, and the best ways for educators and students to find balance when using technology more often.

Is Technology Dangerous to Our Mental Health?

With increased screen time for learning, parents and educators are worried that this can have a negative effect on a young person’s mental health. This video looks at the latest research about technology and mental health.

Finding Balance When Teaching Goes Online

Educator, Shelina Warren, gives practical strategies to help educators discover ways to unplug and find balance when teaching and learning goes online.

Helping Students Find Balance When Learning Goes Online

Speaker and coach, James Aidoo, gives practical strategies to educators to help their students unplug and find balance when teaching and learning goes online.

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TOM is produced by some of the world’s leading EdTech companies. Get everything you need to know about why they created the free online teaching masterclass.

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