Online teaching at LASALS

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” Joshua J. Marine.

"Confidence develops when fear of the new is replaced by curiosity of it" Vikki Liogier.

Welcome to our new page for Online teaching and learning

Here you will find some sections designed to help you preparing for the new term of and the challenges of Online teaching. This is an outline of what a distance learning model looks like:

  • Sessions need to be created and delivered through either Google Classroom and/or Padlet and Google Meet.

  • Learners will need to be set weekly tasks/activities that they can obtain from your ‘class’

  • Learners will be given regular feedback/feed-forward on all work submitted through Google Classroom/Padlet in the normal timely manner

  • The tutor will be required to be ‘on hand’ during the specified time the session would normally run. This may take the form of availability to be emailed or perhaps through a webinar.

  • All sessions will require the completion of a register. If you haven't been given access to Online Registers yet, please keep a running register until then.

  • Where possible, courses should be designed so that there is an opportunity for group discussion/interactivity

  • Don't forget to take the register using EBS:Ontrack.


Are you looking for help with Google Classroom, Google Meet or Padlet? Visit our How To Guides

Remote teaching advice

Here is a list of things to bear in mind when preparing for a new term of online teacher:

  • Your own technology available and your IT knowledge

  • Your own personal and home situation, including the time that you have available and your mental well-being

  • Your learners IT knowledge and technology available, their personal situation and time availability

  • Your learners literacy and accessibility and how to better cater for them without singling them out

  • Your normal lesson planning and routines and how to transfer it online, if possible

  • Ways to encourage learner interaction to ensure that our lessons are also helping them interact with others

  • Adapting existing resources to save time

  • Are the activities you have in mind absolutely necessary or is there a simpler way to teach it?

  • Are your resources available to be accessed from any device?

Planning your online class

This episode explores some of the key considerations when planning your online or blended (face-to-face and online) class. It examines the importance of considering pedagogy before technology; constructively aligning assessment with learning outcomes; and the integration of digital literacy skills. It also offers some useful strategies for deciding which components are better suited to an online learning environment.
Credit: University of New South Wales (https://ltto.unsw.edu.au/planning-your-online-class/)

Conducting effective online discussions

Discussions are an important component of many forms of online student interaction. For students to benefit from an online discussion, it is important for teachers to generate relevant topics, effectively moderate student activity and participate regularly. This episode will highlight several strategies to help you manage online discussions more effectively, and make them more beneficial for your students.
Credit: University of New South Wales (https://ltto.unsw.edu.au/conducting-effective-online-discussions/ )