Online Teaching Academy

Moving beyond remote teaching to master all aspects of online education



Master your online teaching skills and keep up with rapidly-evolving trends in online business education.

The Online Teaching Academy, a highly interactive and engaging blended programme brought by EFMD with the support of IE Business School and Imperial College Business School.


The Online Teaching Academy will provide you with the theoretical and practical tools to design an effective online or blended learning experience in management education, based on sound learning-design principles, best practices examples and trends.


The programme is a perfect fit for:
  • Faculty and early-career researchers with no or limited experience in online learning or teaching interested in designing an effective online course which goes beyond videoconferencing
  • Learning design professionals with a basic knowledge of online learning design interested in understanding the wider landscape of teaching online at a higher education institution and increasing their level of understanding


You will embark on a flexible learning journey consisting of two phases:

  1. Online phase - one weeks online with one synchronous online session
  2. Residential period - A three-day face-to-face workshop that includes a group assignment, with the option to attend live online.
OTA- Oct 2022

Ready to join the programme?


“I feel honoured and very excited to be part of this programme. I am pleased to be able to help other institutions develop their understanding and capabilities in the field of online teaching.

We have designed a comprehensive syllabus that will give participants an overview of the sector and that covers online learning methodologies, formats, principles and basic concepts of instructional design. We will have enriching discussions on online teaching strategies as well as analyse the trends in this ever-changing format.”

Martín Rodríguez

Director of IE Publishing & Executive Education Online at IE University , Spain


  • OPEN

    new perspectives on online learning and review its key benefits and challenges


    your online and blended course design skills


    the concepts of interaction, assessment, feedback and learning analytics in an online learning sphere


    your final project and design an online or blended course


    with the global learning community and facilitators

  • EARN

    the EFMD Professional Development Certificate

Our learning environment is powered by insendi, a learning experience platform designed to enable business schools to deliver premium online and blended learning programmes. insendi is driven by an educational vision: a belief that online education can have the same transformational impact as the very best face-to-face courses. insendi originates from Imperial College business school and provides the technology and services to the Future of Management Education (FOME) alliance.



  • Articulate advantages of online education to support students’ academic and professional development

  • Compare and contrast different models of online & blended learning

  • Identify key challenges and discuss strategies and tools for potential solutions

  • Reflect on the use of learning analytics to gather insights into learner behaviour

  • Learn about the different resources that are at disposal when designing and delivering an online course

The programme Facilitators

The Online Teaching Academy is a professional development programme led by highly-experienced professionals involved in shaping the global online education environment.


Sarah Grant

Director of Digital Education Edtech Lab Imperial College Business School, UK

Martín Rodríguez

Director of IE Publishing & Executive Education Online IE University , Spain


  • Practical information and programme


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