Asynchronous (Learning and Content Management Systems) and Synchronous (ZOOM, WizIQ, Congrea, Google Meet and other live online realtime) learning platforms 

We need to remember that learning and teaching online is not only about creating and sharing assignments online. It's also about human interactions.” Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D

Remote communication is very important in our lives. We can't always be physically available for our students, colleagues, business associates, and our loved ones. 

Live Online Virtual Engagement (LOVE) is an annual 4-week free online course that takes place in August. The aim of the course is to provide you with practical know-how on how to connect and interact with your students, family, business associates, colleagues, and others in a live online class. You will learn how to use ZOOM, MeritHub, Big Blue Button, Google Meet, and Jitsi. 

Dr. Nellie Deutsch will discuss free platforms and tools you can use to engage your audience. 

Here's how: 


Many teachers both experienced and new to remote learning may be wondering how to engage students online. This free online course is for educators to learn what they can do with their students during lock down or in addition to their regular face-to-face or fully online classes. The annual free online course takes place from October 1-31. Registration begins on September 25. 

Participants will create team or individual courses using 6 asynchronous (Canvas, Moodle, Schoology, Google Classroom, EdModo) and practice tools that engage learners.

Teach and Engage Learners Online (TAELO) is a team time-based peering learning course. Registration starts on September 25 of each year. The duration of the course is 4 weeks. Participants will create courses using 5 asynchronous and 7 synchronous platforms. 

The recordings of the ZOOM meetings will be available on YouTube. 

You can subscribe and watch the following playlist for videos on how to teach online with free tools 





Evaluating Online Courses is a free 4-week online course that includes evaluating and measuring the layout, instructional design, learning outcomes, and student feedback of online courses and programs for the purpose of improvement. 

Participants will learn about criteria involved in evaluating online courses. They will use action research to evaluate and measure their online learning courses and programs. Participants will be introduced to blended and fully online courses, action research projects, including problem statements and purpose of evaluating online courses, literature review, research design, data collection, data analyses, oral presentations and written reports so they can evaluate their online courses.

WebQuests are problem-based learning activities that engage learners in the learning process. WebQuests are valuable instructional tools for learners of all ages in both the school and work settings. The WebQuest engages learners in experiential (hands on) learning activities. 


These activities promote collaborative social skills, higher order critical thinking skills, inquiry problem-based learning, and technological skills. In addition, WebQuests motivate and empower teachers and learners to become lifelong learners. Find out everything you wanted to know about the WebQuest and create your very own WebQuest. 


This is a self-paced online course with ongoing facilitation and support.


Contact Dr. Nellie Deutsch for further information. 

Dr. Nellie Deutsch, a Canadian TESOL teacher is offering this free TESOL Online Course. The only requirement is that participants are actively involved with the content, each other, and the instructor, do the weekly tasks within the 4 weeks, and finish the final course task, so they can qualify for the free certificate. 

According to Humboldt https://academicprograms.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/howtocalculatescu.pdf, "four credit units require students to work on that course for about 180 (45x4) hours in some combination of class/instructional time and out-of-class time. This definition does not vary with instructional mode". This means 45 hours = 1 credit. The workload on TESOL ONLINE is half that which means 2 credits for the 4 weeks and 1 credit for the final project.  The certificate will have 3 credit units and 140 hours as it will include the final course design project.  A letter of recommendation will be available upon request.

The members of the course will focus on how to teach with technology and develop lessons that engage learners both online and in person. The course is an annual event with many hands-on peer and individual practice. TESOL Online follows blended (hybrid) learning and blended online learning formats.

TESOL Online For Free (TO4F) 4-week online course starts on March 1 and ends on March 31 of each year. 

The duration of the course is 4 weeks with registration starting on January 5. From January 5th, applicants will be able to take Tools for Student Collaboration on TESOL EVO (Electronic Village Online) for 5-weeks and the 3-day online conference at the end of February each year. 

In order to qualify, please fill in this form and record and upload a 2-5 minute video introducing yourself and explaining your interest in taking TESOL Online. You can do the video live on Youtube, on your phone, on ZOOM or ZOOM alternatives, Flipgrid, Vimeo, or Screencast-o-matic and subscribe to the course playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxml0hmAwVnsS61wTTuzV5nr

For further information and questions, please subscribe to this YouTube channel https://youtube.com/c/nelliedeutsch and ask your questions in the comment box under the description of any of the videos.


TESOL Online is a free online course.  The only requirement is that participants do the tasks, so they can qualify for the free certificate. The certificate will have credit hours.  A letter of recommendation will be available upon request. 

The focus of the course is to teach with technology and develop lesson plans to teach English online. The course is hands-on with lots of team-based practice. TESOL Online follows blended (hybrid) learning and blended online learning formats.