Suddenly, Virtual: Transitioning to Effective Online Teaching

Topic: Technology
Instructor: Mellissia Walles
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Idioma Education
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

As many teachers are transitioning into the world of online and hybrid learning, they are searching for the most effective strategies they can use to engage their students and enhance their learning experience online. This course explores best practices in online teaching and how they can apply to Language Classrooms. We will examine several strategies to create an outstanding online experience for ourselves and our students. These include: creating a central hub for information, maintaining community despite social distancing, providing a continuous feedback loop, trying new methods of content delivery, and offering support strategies for exceptional students. As these strategies are examined, a wide variety of apps and online tools that can support an online learning experience will be shared with examples of how they can be used effectively. 


All Idioma courses receive letter grades. 


Within 1-2 business days of your Ashland registration, you will receive an email from your course content provider, Idioma, containing instructions on how to access your course materials. A note, their emails are sometimes forwarded to junk or spam folders. 

You will be working with Idioma, through their Learning Management System, to complete the course, after which, your instructor will record your grade on your AU transcript. We will notify you by email once this is done, with instructions on how to view and order transcripts. 

Ashland Professional Development:

Cost: $750
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with Idioma Education

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Course Number: EDU*6130*F17
Academic Term: 24/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU