Workshop on Online Teaching

How to become an effective online teacher

The recent pandemic has simply accelerated a trend in teaching that grew bigger in the past few years – online teaching and learning. Technology offers instructors the opportunity to develop new skills and competencies, to extend their services to larger and more diverse segments of the population, to move beyond the limits of the conventional classroom and increase their income and professional status.

This 9-hour workshop exposes instructors to selected online teaching practices, and helps them transform into effective, communicative, and self-confident online tutors.

Participants will have the opportunity to post questions before the workshop. At the closing (Q&A Session), the instructor will try to address as many of the questions posted.

Learning Outcomes

During the workshop participants will:

  • be introduced to key principles and practices which govern the design and delivery of online classes
  • understand the role of instructors and students in online classes
  • learn to design and implement interactive, collaborative, and engaging online activities
  • learn to be effective in both synchronous and asynchronous online delivery


The Virtual Class and eInstructor

Designing the Virtual Class

  • technology
  • roles

Adapting to the needs of online teaching and learning

  • methodology
  • material

The Netiquette of online teaching and learning

  • behavior
  • rules

Delivering in an online context

Engaging the student

  • activities
  • responsibilities

Managing the eClass

  • conflict
  • time

Synchronous and Asynchronous Delivery

  • participation
  • involvement

Assessment and Testing

  • material
  • approaches

The Instructor

Dimitris Tolias, Ph.D. – Director of eLearning, Hellenic American University, USA

Dimitris Tolias has been involved in education and in management for more than 22 years. Since 2011, he is a certified and trained reviewer of CEA, a federal organization responsible for the accreditation of educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities) in the US and in the rest of the world. Dimitris Tolias is specifically interested in eLearning, digital technologies and virtual learning environments. He has participated in various research projects around the globe concerning the development of virtual environments. He has designed an online platform for the teaching of foreign languages in cooperation with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in USA, as well as educational applications for foreign language learning both for classroom environments and for mobile applications (e.g. apps) in association with technology companies in the US and in Greece. He teaches Second Language Acquisition, Intercultural Communication and Critical Discourse Analysis in the MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL and Critical Thinking, and Information Literacy in the General Education Program at Hellenic American University.



Course Code ET001
Department Vocational Training
Instructor Dimitris Tolias, Ph.D
Instruction Languages EN
Who should attend Teachers who want to become more effective on online teaching.
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Offered OnlineYes
Course Fees €80.00


Days and Hours Start Date End Date Hours per Week
Tuesday & Thursday - 10:00-13:00, Friday- 10:00-14:00 06/04/2021 09/04/2021 10
Last Update At: 2021/04/07 - 12:26:44


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