Delta Publishing Catalogue

Teaching Online

Tools and techniques, options and opportunities

Authors: Nicky Hockly, Lindsay Clandfield

ISBN: 9781905085354

Series:Delta Teacher Development Series

Teaching Online is essential reading for any teacher interested in online teaching and course delivery. It deals comprehensively with both the tools and the techniques necessary for online language instruction. It is a clear, accessible and reassuringly practical book in which the authors share their wealth of experience in teaching both fully online and blended courses.

 Teaching Online contains three distinctive parts A, B and C which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:


  • Getting started and building your own online course
  • The essentials of successful teaching, from course sites to course behaviour
  • A comprehensive list of tools to teach online, from blogs to word clouds


  • A bank of practical activities that cover the four skills, language work and evaluation
  • Special sections for activities to begin and finish an online course
  • Comments on how to make your online teaching more effective


  • Avenues and references for online teacher development
  • Web 2.0 tools that connect with a worldwide community of teachers
  • The concept of the PLN (personal learning network) for teachers

Teaching Online is available as both paperback and Kindle e-book.

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2Introduction B.pdf83.84
3Introduction C.pdf45.75

Nicky Hockly

Hi! I’m Nicky Hockly, a teacher and teacher trainer based in Barcelona, Spain. I started teaching in 1987, and I’m now the co-director of an online educational and training consultancy called The Consultants-E ( My official job title is Director of Pedagogy, and I work in the area of online teacher training and online course design. I’m especially interested in how teachers can start to use ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in the classroom. Our company won a British Council Innovation Award (ELTON) for our online ‘ICT in the Classroom’ course in 2007, and we were shortlisted for another ELTON in 2009, for our teacher training work in Second Life.

My first book for language teachers was How to Teach English with Technology, co-written with my colleague Gavin Dudeney and published by Pearson Longman in 2007. This book won the 2008 Ben Warren International House Trust prize. Gavin and I then co-wrote English as a Foreign Language for Dummies, published by John Wiley Publishing in 2009. My third book was Teaching Online, in the Delta Teacher Development Series, written with Lindsay Clandfield, published in 2010, and nominated for a British Council ELTON Award. Next was an e-book in 2012 called Webinars: a Cookbook for Educators, published by The Round. The next book, Digital Literacies (Routledge 2013), was cowritten with Gavin Dudeney and Mark Pegrum, and also nominated for an ELTON Award. It won the British Council/Society of Authors ELT Writing Award in 2014. My most recent book is Going Mobile in the Delta Teacher Development Series, cowritten with Gavin Dudeney.

Because I’m interested in technology and education, I maintain a blog called eModeration Station, which has tips and techniques for teachers interested in topics such as online teaching, or mobile learning, among other technology related issues. I also tweet regularly on Twitter, where you can follow me via @theconsultantse. You can also keep track of what myself and The Consultants-E team are up to via our Facebook page, where we regularly add resources and hold discussions on technology-rated issues And check out our You Tube channel for video recordings of tasks that myself and members of the team have given at conferences:

Lindsay Clandfield

Hi, my name is Lindsay Clandfield and I am a teacher, teacher trainer and writer based in Spain. I have been writing materials for language learners since 2000, both online and in print. I have written material for Oxford University Press and Macmillan Publishers. If you have ever used the site Onestopenglish, it is quite likely that you have encountered some of my material. I have published something almost every month over the past seven years.

My first book for language teachers was the award-winning Dealing with Difficulties, co-written with Luke Prodromou and published by Delta Publishing. The positive experience led me to join the team at Delta to work on a new series, the Delta Teacher Development Series. It has been an honour to work with some of the best authors and editors in the English Language Teaching, in particular my co-editor of the series Mike Burghall.

I am interested in global issues in language teaching, critical thinking, teacher development, technology and innovation in teaching. I currently teach English to state school subject teachers (like History, Maths and Biology teachers) and work on online teacher training courses with Oxford TEFL and The Consultants-E. I also write a popular blog for language teachers called Six Things (

I live in a small town in the south of Spain with my wife and two sons.