Teaching even a single person is quite a challenge how much more tens of people. Now take that further by teaching multiple personalities in a distant or the so-called online teaching. I personally can only shake my head and slow clap in awe for this kind of human breed!

For those brave souls who wants to do this noble mission, here are 7 ways to help you successfully facilitate online teaching.

1. Make E-world enjoyably conducive for learning. - Create a community (and pocket groups) that encourages free flowing of thoughts, openness to constructive feedbacks, and cultural (and perhaps economic and political) differences. A great way to let all these components freely come out is thru your example of honesty, transparency, zeal to answer questions anytime and yes, appropriate humor.

2. Set rules. - It is important to set your goals, grading system, rules and expectations at the start of the course. This will make you and your students aligned as to where to go and how to go to that desired goal.

3. Explore different technologies. - There are so many tools that can help you teach online. There's the emailing, videoconference, recordings, Skype, Google Groups, Google Hangouts, etc. Check the features and limitations of each technology and see which would suit your style and your students' need.

4. Make everyone open to feedbacks, including yourself. - Provide constructive feedbacks that will praise, challenge and improve your students. Remember to always put respect on top of your delivery. Also encourage them to do the same for your improvement. Ask them at the middle of the course so that if there is anything that needs to be addressed in your teaching style or course content, it can be made so soon.

5. Do not dictate. - don't breathe down their necks and tell them precise steps to follow. Let them learn by giving enough space to fail, discover and enforce what you are introducing to them. This is where everything stated in no. 1 makes sense.

6. Delegate. - In relation to the first and fifth point, delegate pocket discussions. 
Interactions from this will unravel more learning and realization based on their real experiences.

7. Chop your lectures. - Let yourself and your students take a slow-but-sure approach by breaking down your lectures into bite-sized portions. This will make learning more in-depth and ingrained. Lastly, it will make soliciting feedback easier after each chunk.