Growing numbers of students expect a choice in where and how they learn. This includes being able to learn fully online or in blended mode (part face-to-face and part online), whatever the subject matter, and today’s teachers are increasingly expected to know how to teach their students online effectively.

This e-Moderation course gives you the skills and confidence to teach online in a principled and effective manner. The course was developed and run by The Consultants-E, and NILE is delighted to offer this highly-respected programme on our NILE Online platforms.

The course is specifically recommended by Cambridge Assessment English for face-to-face CELTA teacher trainers wanting to become qualified online CELTA trainers, and is suitable for teachers and trainers working in any subject area.


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Is this course for you?

Location: Online
Staff from any discipline and any level of education, who are interested in developing the skills necessary to become an effective online teacher
Language Level: B2 or higher
Course dates:
15 January - 14 February 2024
16 September - 16 October 2024
NILE & The Consultants-E Certificate
Course Length: 4 weeks
Course fees:
Course fee £375
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 18
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT eLibrary
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

Developing online teaching skills through collaborative pair and group work
Developing the skills necessary to work with learners asynchronously, and synchronously in videoconferencing sessions
Motivating and engaging your learners online
Reflection on the skills needed for working effectively with learners online, including moderating skills, climate setting, support, and dealing with challenges
The principles of effective online course design
Designing and implementing a variety of online task types
Applying UDL (Universal Design for Learning) to online courses
Exploring how to effectively assess learners' work in online courses
Integrating reflection into online courses

The course is hands-on and firmly based on applying what you learn to practice. You leave the course confident not only in using videoconferencing tools with your learners, but also with a clear understanding of how to design and deliver effective live online classes for individual students and for groups of students.

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The e-Moderation course enables you to join the growing numbers of teachers of all disciples who teach effectively online.

The e-Moderation course gives you the tools to keep abreast of new developments in online teaching and learning, ensuring your future teaching prospects.

Further Information

NILE Online courses are highly interactive and learning takes place through varied and engaging multimedia content and the collaboration between participants from different contexts. All participants work on the same unit in the same week but there is a high level of flexibility within that time period to help you fit studying around your life and work. The interaction via forums and the other powerful digital tools built into the platform help and encourage you to share ideas, ask questions, explore concepts and build up a community.

You need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. Much of the course can be done on a mobile device, but a computer is needed for certain activities and tasks.

All participants have access to NILE's extensive ELT e-library and an innovative social and cultural programme.

Course Leader: Gavin Dudeney

Gavin Dudeney

Gavin has worked in education for the past 24 years, as a teacher, materials developer, IT manager and web/user interface designer and his blend of pedagogical and technical skills has taken him around the world for a variety of organisations helping them to bridge the gap between their training and teaching portfolio and their technical needs.

His company TheConsultants-E, set up with Nicky Hockly works primarily in online teacher development and training and their Cert ICT course won a British Council ELTON in 2007. Among their other courses they also offer the only online Cert IBET course.

Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
15 January - 14 February 2024 Online 4 weeks
16 September - 16 October 2024 Online 4 weeks