Free online teaching masterclass
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 over 50 short videos. If you’re looking for support with how to teach online or incorporate blended learning, the TOM course is for you.
TOM is produced in partnership by ClickView, Makematic, Adobe, Participate, and iCivics.
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 right away.Download brochure
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.Learn more about the contributors
TOM online teaching resources
Here’s a summary of the Masterclass video content, organized by category.
Online is Different
How does online teaching work? This collection of videos is a great place to start, especially if you’re new to online learning. Learn the key differences between teaching online and face-to-face, plus get plenty of tips and tools to teach online effectively.
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?
Educator, Tara Walsh, talks about the mindsets educators should develop when teaching online.
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.
Educator, Tara Walsh, outlines seven key differences between face-to-face and online teaching.
Designing Online Learning Experiences
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.
Educator, James Bowens, discusses what the Universal Design for Learning is and why educators should use it when designing online and blended learning experiences.
Educator, James Bowens, discusses how educators can use the Universal Design for Learning to design curriculum.
Educator, Cristen Magaletti, discusses why the Universal Design for Learning should be used to design online and blended lessons.
Educator, Cristen Magaletti, shares her experiences with using the Universal Design for Learning, to build more accessible and equitable lessons.
Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses the things that educators need to be aware of when teaching in online and blended classes.
Educator, Scott Hayden, talks about how to best prepare for blended teaching.
Educator, Scott Hayden, talks about how to best prepare for online teaching.
Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses the essentials of online teacher-student and teacher-parent communications.
Educator, Paula Prouse, talks about how teachers can make their online classes more inclusive.
Educator, Paula Prouse, talks about the biggest challenges teachers face when making online classes more inclusive.
Educator and researcher, Kathleen Donohue, will explore ways to assess and give feedback in blended and online learning environments.
Educator, Cristen Magaletti, discusses how to build blended and online lessons using the Universal Design for Learning.
Educator, Cristen Magaletti, discusses how the Universal Design for Learning can be used in different subject areas.
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, behavioral, emotional and social pedagogy tips, strategies, and activities to help you take your classes online.
Educator, Emma Humphries, discusses ways in which educators can adapt what they already do in face to face instruction to the online teaching environment.
Educator, Emma Humphries, discusses the things educators need to be aware of when taking their classes online.
Educator, Emma Humphries, discusses the key facilitation skills and strategies, teachers need to develop to teach online.
Cognitive Pedagogy and Strategies
Discover important information about cognition in online and blended learning environments. Find out how to use segmenting, retrieval practice, and visualizing content to improve cognition in online teaching. Learn about the multimedia cognitive load theory and how it can be used to reduce overall cognitive load.
Neuroscientist, Jared Cooney Horvath, shares three things educators need to know about cognition in online and blended learning environments.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how the multimedia cognitive load theory can be used in online learning environments to reduce cognitive load.
Educator, Tara Walsh, discusses how chunking or segmenting can be used in online learning environments to help cognition.
Educator, Michael Cohen, discusses how visualising content to make it more memorable can be used in online learning enviornments to help cognition.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how retrieval practice can be used in online and blended learning enviornments to help cognition.
Emotional Pedagogy and Strategies
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 consider the importance of their emotional well-being in the context of online teaching is also important.
Clinical psychologist, Asha Patel, discusses what educators need to know about the importance of their emotional wellbeing.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how warmer questions can be used to engage students when teaching live online classes.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how interactive components within videos increases students engagement with the content.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how communicating in an engaging manner when creating instructional video increases student engagement with the content.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how using instructional videos can enhance accessibility and drive engagement when teaching in online and blended learning environments.
Educator, Michael Cohen, discusses how implementing a check in buddy system and scheduling flexibility increases students engagement in online learning environments.
Behavioral Pedagogy and Strategies
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 behavior management strategies to implement when teaching live classes.
Neuroscientist, Jared Cooney Horvath, shares three things educators need to know about behavior in online and blended learning environments.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses how he uses video feedback in formative assessment in blended and online learning environments.
Educator, Steven Kolber, discusses the importance of randomly grouping students and collaborating with one another in online learning environments.
Educator, Tara Walsh, outlines three positive behavior management strategies that should be used when teaching live classes.
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
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.
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.
Educator and researcher, Kathleen Donohue, talks about the frameworks available to help educators choose the right technology.
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.
Producer, Brian Shaw, discusses the best way to structure instructional videos.
Producer, Brian Shaw, discusses the things you need to do to engage, retain and entertain viewers when creating instructional videos.
Producer, Brian Shaw, discusses the different things you need to do to increase the production value of your instructional videos.
Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses how educators can best deliver live classes online.
Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses strategies on how to keep students engaged in live classes.
Educator, Scott Hayden, discusses how to make live classes more inclusive.
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.
Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses what a community of practice is.
Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses the difference between a community of practice and a professional learning network.
Educator and researcher, Julie Keane, discusses how to build a professional learning network and a community of practice.
Educator, Amber Coleman-Mortley, gives educators practical ways to support families, and strategies to work in partnership with parents when you take learning online.
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.
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.
Educator, Shelina Warren, gives practical strategies to help educators discover ways to unplug and find balance when teaching and 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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