We are the Program for Online Teaching, a group of volunteer faculty helping other faculty teach better online.

Our focus is on pedagogy as the guiding force for using technologies for teaching.

Many of us are from MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California. MiraCostans may access the Teaching/Technology Innovations Center for technical help, resources, news and more.

The POT Network

  • POT Diigo group
    (see tutorial on how to save bookmarks)
  • POT Facebook group
  • POT Vimeo Channel (workshops)
  • POT YouTube Channel
  • Twittter (please use hashtag #potcomm)

Spring 2010 First Friday POT workshops
Spring 2010 First Friday POT workshops avatar

February 5, 11:00-12:50, OC4607 —
Screencasting for Teaching with Camtasia

Shafin Ali will lead a discussion of the pedagogy of using screencasting to demonstrate ideas and processes to students online, followed by hands-on creation of a screencast using Camtasia with help from Karen Korstad.
Shafin’s PowerPoint for this session is located here.
Certificate designation OT200: Course Design Elements

March 5, 11:00-12:50, OC4607–
Google Docs in the Classroom
Google.docs offers students and instructors accessibility to documents over the internet eliminating the need of sending multiple revisions of the same document through email. Just think of it: No more emails titled “final final this is the real final draft.” In this workshop learn about the functionality and freedom google.docs offers your students while allowing you, the instructor, full control over who can see and edit each on-line document or presentation. Skill will focus on how to create the docs and how to guide students through the technology. Discussion will focus on how to create community, increase engagement and motivation as your students can sign-on and collaborate together anytime anywhere they can connect to the internet. With Barbara McPherson.
POT certificate designation OT300: Technology Applications

April 9, 2:30-3:30 pm — (please note new time!)
online session Connections in Online Classes
Session leader Laura Paciorek writes: Since I started teaching online, I have been exploring the idea of how to connect with students in an online environment.  There are six types of connections that I strive to facilitate in my classes.  This workshop will highlight those six types of connections and some strategies that may work in fostering those connections.  A brief literature review about connections in online courses will be shared as a part of this presentation. Elluminate Recording is here and PowerPoint slides are here. Help us out! If you watch this recording, please do the survey!
POT certificate designation OT100: Online Pedagogy

May 7, 1:00-2:50 pm
OC4607 and online:
Using Online Resources for Professional Development

Not for online faculty only, but everyone who wants to stay current in their discipline and explore online resources. Join us for this simultaneous in-person/online workshop about exploring your discipline and your teaching, and using online tools to keep track of what you find. You can attend either at Oceanside 4607 or online. The Elluminate recording is here, and  wiki page with all links from the session is here.

Cool workshops at the CLC
Cool workshops at the CLC avatar

Friday, Jan. 29, 9 – 10:30 a.m., CLC Room 131
Podcasting: A podcast is an audio recording broadcast over the Web. Instructors can record class lectures, announcements, information, and listening exercises for students to listen to again and again. Students can record their own voices to share ideas and practice oral skills. The audio recordings can be heard via the internet or downloaded and transported on audio devices such as .mp3 players (ipods). Learn how to make audio recordings and do simple editing with Audacity audio editor. Create your own podcast channel online, make a podcast episode, and see how to share and comment on podcasts.
POT certificate designation OT300: Technology Applications

Friday, Mar. 19, 9 – 10:30 a.m., CLC Room 131
Digital Storytelling: Digital stories multimedia projects that combine audio (voice narration, music), images and/or video, titles, special effects, and transitions. Make learning outcomes memorable by creating customized video content or by giving students the ultimate opportunity to express themselves creatively — with their own voices, images they make or choose, music, and more. Learn the steps of creating a digital story, using Windows Movie Maker, and how to render a project as a video file that can be emailed or uploaded and shared on the Web. Find out how digital stories can be used to assess attainment of student learning outcomes across the curriculum, in all disciplines. See What is a Digital Story? 7 Elements and 10 Types of Multimedia Stories at the ESL Technology Workshops wiki.
POT certificate designation OT100: Online Pedagogy