Active Connected Teaching Course
For Teachers, Lecturers, Trainers

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How-to videos for online teaching


Skill Level





  • This research-proven TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY COURSE will transform your training into a world-leading effective approach.
  • 30+ hours of self-paced, online, active learning to
    transform your teaching or corporate training
  • How-to videos, best practices, digital tools and
    priceless tips for 21st-century teaching and learning.

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Banish ‘Bored-Room’ training by discovering the research-proven approaches and easy-to-use tools to bring your online, and in-person teaching into the connected era.

This course takes educators on a journey from Education island to the new e-Education island. Here educators will learn about the two sides of the island – the Digital Zone and the Connected Zone and why it is critical that we learn to teach in the Connected Zone. By being introduced to the ACT (Active Connected Teaching) pedagogies, educators are given a bridge to help transition to become effective, engaging, teachers. The course is packed with many examples of free tools that can be used to support Connected-era teaching and learning allowing educators to chart their own course towards effective 21st-century teaching.

On top of the course, you will also receive access to the following:

  1. ACT Lesson Plans – A repository of 100’s of pedagogy-based lesson plans. Here you can share your lesson plans and find ready-to-go lesson plans to use in your teaching.
  2. ACT Toolbox – This is where you find the “How To” guides that are referred to in the course, plus many more. You can easily search for lessons on tools or topics. You can also browse by category, plus you can leave comments, suggestions, and new ideas. 
  3. ACT Forum – An open forum for conversations around teaching with technology, connecting you with educators around the world.
  4. ACT Tools – this is where members of the Activated Academy share great tools they have found – but more than this, they are also linked to the ACT pedagogies and how you can use them. 
  5. Digital Age Teaching Glossary – a glossary of words that you will find used in the various ACT courses. You will be able to click the words and see its definition. This makes it easier to remember what various tech/education words mean.

ACT Toolbox

ACT Lesson Plans




More than 50 000 students have taken Dr Blewett's online courses.


Discover e-Education Island and why simply using tech in training is not the solution.



Learn on any device, whenever and wherever you want. The course is self-paced.


All students receive a certificate on completion that entitles them to Activator member status of the Academy.



Participants learn while experiencing the ACT approach to teaching which results in high levels of engagement and completion.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

The Active Connected Teaching course is ideal for educators (teachers, lecturers, trainers) who are looking for approaches and tools to activate online teaching. While the focus of the course is on online (self-paced and live) teaching, the content can equally be applied to blended learning situations. The course assumes no prior understanding of online teaching approaches or tools.

The Active Connected Teaching Course includes full membership of the Activated Academy for one year, giving you access to the Digital Toolbox, support from lecturers and the community, and invitations to webinars and panel discussions.

Learning Path


  • What: A series of short lessons that explain how to navigate this course and this online learning space
  • Why: It is important to understand how to learn in this online space so you can maximise your learning experience


  • What: Introduce yourself using the fun video-response app.
  • Why: The pedagogy of Conversation activates learning, and this is an easy, fun, video-based way to encourage conversation, and get introduced.

30 Minutes

Fun Brain Warm-Up Game

30 Minutes

Lesson 1

  • What: How to move content online to support digital self-paced learning.
  • Why: It is important to understand the basics of how to move content online to support online self-paced teaching.

Lesson 2

  • What: How to teach in the Digital Zone
  • Why: Teaching with technology requires us to master some key, but easy, tools and techniques in order to be effective


  • What: A quiz on the content of this section
  • Why: The pedagogy of Correction is not simply about assessing but also about learning. As such this test provides an opportunity to reflect on your understanding of the content.

60 Minutes


  • What: Introduction to the ACT approach
  • Why: Understanding this cohesive approach to digital-age teaching will enable you to transform your transform from digital era teaching to connected era teaching.


  • What: Explores the basics of the ACT Digital Pedagogies and will see if you have a basic understanding of these pedagogies.
  • Why: This is part of your learning process applying the pedagogy of Correction so you can re-attempt the quiz to learn and improve your grade. However, the questions will change, so you will need to be focused.

1.5 Hours

Video Introduction

Lesson – Curation

  • It’s time to get ACTivated – to transition from the 3rd EdTech revolution Digital Teaching zone to the power of the 4th EdTEech Connected Teaching zone. This is where activity exists, where engagement takes place, where learning happens.

Lesson – Conversation

  •  Move up to the next layer of the ACT model. In this activity, we explore conversation as a pedagogy. By the end of this activity, you will have an understanding of the power of digital-based conversation for teaching and learning.

Lesson – Correction

  • By the end of this activity, you will have an understanding of the power of mistakes in learning and how technology can be used as a tool to support a correcting pedagogy.

Lesson – Creation

  • By the end of this activity, you will understand the power of using creating as a pedagogy and how this can easily be applied through simple approaches.

Lesson – Chaos

  • Argued to be the most active, and most powerful of all the pedagogies – the pedagogy of Chaos. Chaos involves learning through synthesizing, recognizing, connecting, and generating. This pedagogy helps develop 16 Millennial Age Survival Skills!

Lesson – Activate Teaching LIVE

  • How you can apply all of the ACT pedagogies and activate live online teaching making it super engaging and highly effective.


  • By now you should be aware of some of the ways in which you can easily take your content, apply the ACT pedagogies with great technology and experience a whole new way o

6 Hours

Challenge 1

  • This challenge will test how much you know about some of the terms that were used in this course.

Challenge 2

  • In this assessment, you will watch a short video while at the same time answering questions. So be sure to watch carefully and think about what you are hearing.

Challenge 3

  • This challenge is a little different. It is built around the game show “Who wants to be a millionaire”. Here you will be testing your concentration and knowledge of the ACT pedagogies in a somewhat stressful environment – sounds a little like the pedagogy of chaos.

Challenge 4

  • You must have completed ALL the activities above and ALL the quizzes before you can do this Final Exam! 
  • Tests what you have learnt throughout all the sections.

Lesson – Conclusion



The ACT Toolbox is your repository of “How-To” lessons. Here you can easily search for lessons on tools (e.g. Zoom) or topics (e.g. Curation). You can also browse by category (e.g. Google or Chaos), plus you can leave comments, suggestions, and new ideas. 

This is not simply a digital toolbox of lessons, it is a growing, active, space to continue your learning journey as new lessons are added, tools are rated, and conversation is shared.


Active Connected Teaching Course - Group Journey

Perfect for schools universities and businesses looking for a flexible learning experience on how to teach effectively in online and blended learning situations.


Active Connected Teaching Course - Individual Journey

Perfect for teachers, lecturers and trainers wanting comprehensive, flexible training on how to deliver engaging, effective blended and online teaching.