Teaching Online Effectively with Olympus Digital Campus


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About this session

This Masterclass will review the case study of Great Lakes Institute of Management - one of the most prestigious business schools in India and its transition to online programs. We will discuss with Dr. P.K. Vishwanathan, who has over 40 years of teaching experience, on how he uses technology to effectively teach online and deliver high-quality learning experiences.

This session will cover among other topics: - How to transition from a classroom model of delivery to an online learning environment - How to effectively plan and structure an online curriculum and session - How to keep students engaged and motivated when they are remote - How to get feedback and act on it - Some precautions to take and tips to be successful

Arjun Nair, Co-Founder & Director of Great Learning will be hosting this Masterclass live session.

About the Speaker

Mr. Arjun Nair

Co-founder and Director, Great Learning


Arjun Nair is the Co-Founder at Great Learning, India's leading ed-tech platform for working professionals, where he is responsible for creating new business opportunities, growth and operations. Arjun has been part of the leadership at a number of VC funded startups in the US and India. Prior to Great Learning, he headed Strategic Initiatives at ZipDial, which was acquired by Twitter. Arjun completed his MBA from MIT Sloan, where he received the prestigious Legatum Fellowship awarded to entrepreneurs from emerging markets. He received an MS from Duke University and has worked with Siemens Healthcare on building products for personalized medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Queries On This Free Course
What qualifications do I need to teach online?

To be an online teacher, you need the following minimum :

  1. You should have or be willing to learn basic computer skills.
  2. A good internet connection and a computer/laptop
  3. Command of the subject you are going to teach.
  4. Digital pen (optional)
Which app is best for online teaching?

Great Learning Academy is the best platform for online teaching. The instructors are knowledgeable, easy to reach out to, and very enthusiastic about helping you with a great learning experience.

How can I teach tuition online?

Here some of the steps which are required for online tuition.

1. Determine your requirements

2. Know your audience

3. Choose your subject topic

4. choose a specific course pattern

5. Set the course model

6. Choose a web platform to sell your courses

7. Manage your courses

8. Market your e-learning platform

How can I teach online from home?

To be an online teacher, you need the following minimum:

  1. You should have or be willing to learn basic computer skills.
  2. A good internet connection and a computer/laptop
  3. Command of the subject you are going to teach.
  4. Digital pen (optional)
What equipment do I need to teach online?

Basic equipment for online teaching:

1. A functioning computer/ Laptop

2. A good Internet connection 

3. A microphone to speak with your students 

4. A webcam to get a closer experience 

5. Digital pen if required.

What are the 5 methods of teaching?

Following are the five methods of teaching :

1. Differentiated instruction 

2. Inquiry-Based learning 

3. Expeditionary learning 

4. Personalized learning 

5. Game-based learning


The COVID-19 has caused schools are shut all across the planet. Worldwide, billions of children are not able to attend the physical classroom. As a result, schooling has changed melodramatically, with the emblematic growth of e-learning that is Teaching online courses, whereby teaching is accepted distantly and on digital technology where teaching online classes plays a vital role. Investigation proposes that online education has been shown to rise to retain information, and take a lesser amount of time, the significant changes coronavirus have caused might be here to stay.


While nations are at diverse points in their COVID-19 infection rates, internationally there are presently billions of children from all over the world suffering from school closures thanks to the pandemic. In many countries, students are replying to roll calls from their teachers online and teachers can be doing online English tutoring.


With this sudden shift faraway from the classroom in many parts of the world, some are questioning whether the adoption of teaching online classes will still continue post-pandemic, and how such a shift would influence the international learning market.

In response to noteworthy demand, many teach online classes are proposing free entree to their services. Other establishments are strengthening competences to make available a one-stop-shop for teachers and students through teaching online courses.

Few peoples believe that the unintended and speedy move to online learning with no working out, unsatisfactory bandwidth, and tiny homework will end in a poor user experience that's unconducive to sustained growth.

Since studies have exposed that children extensively use their attention to learn, creating exciting and operative overuse of technology like media, digital platforms.
It is clear that this pandemic has utterly interrupted an education system that countless assert was already losing its relevance.


There is a huge difference between other classroom coaching and online coaching. So as we know the PowerPoint lectures are always exciting to the students. So change your pedagogy and use the following five tips: 


1. Student Centered Education

Here Students are in charge of the learning and teachers are just a guide and what should guide do:

  • Develop a clear lesson plan with achievable objectives (based on what the student knows already and where they should be after learning the lesson and how they will achieve it.) 
  • Identify appropriate resources for self-learning (Teacher should identify appropriate resources that are easy for a student to self-learn. If it is not available teacher should create such resources)
  • Actively monitor their progress (Teacher should actively monitor their student for the progress)


2. Engaging Content : 

Create engaging content it could be a video or an infographic, image, animation or any of these things. Each lecture should be divided into chunks of knowledge and should be delivered in a suitable way. 


3. Be Available To Bridge The Gap : 

Whenever students have a problem, be available to help them. The doesn’t mean should be available 24 *7 but at the same time don’t avoid your WhatsApp notifications. If you don’t want to get disturbed turn on your mobile notification but don’t discrete the students of any query. (Anytime, Anywhere, Any device)


4. Be Ready To Learn New Things :

- learn new technology 

- positive digital foot freight

- learn, unlearn and relearn 


5. Feedback, review and improvement – 

Take the students’ feedback seriously. Most of them are digital natives so their opinions matter and there is no one phase solution in online teaching so find out what works for you and what does not. Just because the situation is bad doesn’t mean education has to suffer because we have a solution for that. 


Here Some Of The Steps Which Are Required For Online Tuition.


1. Determine Your Requirements :

You need to seek out different and clear aspects, prerequisites, pros and cons of the web tutoring business before starting.


2. Know Your Audience :

You need to gauge your audience after doing marketing research about your customers’ needs and requirements.


3. Choose Your Subject Topic :

From your skills, choose topics that you simply are going to be comfortable teaching. Gather the lesson you want to cover for the students. Having a complicated degree or specialization within the topic will offer you a further advantage.


4. Choose A Specific Course Pattern :

After an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of the audience, find the specific needs that match your skills, so that you can improve and personalize more in the new course.


5. Set The Course Model :

If you've got outlined your skills and potential, the subsequent step is to formulate the course model. The most common models in e-learning include:

• Academy model

• Night school model


6. Choose A Web Platform To Sell Your Courses :

After having knowledge of the way to start a web tutorial business, you select the proper platform for your online courses. There are two options available for starting a tutoring business:

• Sign up with existing tutoring websites

• Create your own tutoring platform


7. Manage Your Courses :

Once you've chosen your platform, upload your courses to the web site.


8. Market your E-Learning Platform :

Implement the marketing agendas on social media like Facebook ads. Choose low-cost marketing methods initially to grip up your product by doing advertisements.


Here Some Of The Steps Which Are Required For Online Classes.

Step #1: Start a YouTube channel 


How to create a YouTube Channel? 

1. Go to YouTube and sign in 

2. Go over to your YouTube Profile settings 

3. Create your channel 


Step #2: Create a We share class 

How to create a We share class? 

1. Go to We share and sign up 

2. Create your first class 


For Beginners 

Create a class with Loom 

For Advanced and Experienced Content Creators: Create a class with YouTube (using OBS) 

Step #3: Promote your class in multiple ways  


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