Teaching Online? Ensure You’re Using the Best Practices

Session 7: 8:30-10:00 AM (Friday March 04, 2022)



Some adult education teachers believe that they are "teaching online" by having students use a website or a commercial software program. Enrollments in these types of distance learning, hybrid, or online classes show low retention because the instruction is very passive and students are not engaging with either the instructor or classmates. High-quality online teaching includes active learning, interaction, participation, and collaboration in which the teacher provides timely and regular feedback. Topics will include how to create a production plan for an online course, course design, getting an online class off to a good start, activities that go well online, how to flip the classroom to maximize face-to-face in-class time in a hybrid class, strategies and techniques for encouraging participation and persistence in an online environment, and providing feedback.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Kristi Reyes


Kristi Reyes has taught ESL instructor in the noncredit program of MiraCosta College for 24 years. She has been an OTAN Subject Matter Expert since 2007: Web-based Class Activities author, Teaching with Technology contributor, presenter, workshop facilitator. She also facilitates professional development for CALPRO. Kristi has certificates for teaching online from @ONE and TESOL International.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (60 Minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Career Technical Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Distance Learning
  • Online Engagement and Assessment