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)

Fall 2011 flex workshops are here!
Fall 2011 flex workshops are here! avatar

POT workshop evaluation form is here. Please do one only to cover all the POT workshops.

For Fall 2011 flex week, POT will present separate workshops but all on one day, Tuesday August 16.

9:00-10:50 Jing – Show Your Online Students What You Are Talking About (video is here)
with Robert Kelley and Jim Sullivan, OC4607
OC4804
Jing makes integrating video into your online class a breeze – whether it is for sharing mini-lecturettes, replies to students, demos, or providing students with feedback on their assignments/quizzes. We’ll focus on learning the basics of Jing, then providing your students with a tour or introduction to your class, website, or learning unit, and uploading your videos.

11-11:50 Catch the Wave: Explore MiraCosta’s Professional Development Resources for Online Educators
with Jim Sullivan,
OC4607 OC4804 (video is here)

From the Program for Online Teaching’s home page to MiraCosta’s Blackboard training workshops and Pedagogy First (a blog where MiraCosta faculty share tools and reflect on their online teaching) MiraCosta has a strong set of resources for  developing online teaching skils while earning FLEX credit. This workshop will introduce you to those resources and give you some time to explore them.

12:00-12:50 Brown Bag Lunch for Online Teaching
with Julie Vignato,
OC4607 OC4809

This workshop is the place to come with questions regarding online teaching.  We can talk about basic online teaching, review a current online course, or discuss items from the current online flex workshops. Come for a fun chat!

1:30-2:20 A New Wardrobe for Blackboard: Technical Basics of Instructional Design
with Andrea Petri and
Laura Paciorek, OC4607 OC4804 (slides are here, video is here)

Workshop participants will learn some beginning strategies for instructional design using Blackboard. Includes course examples and a demonstration of how to design content including creating tables, inserting images, and laying out learning modules, with an emphasis on instructor preferences and student success.

1:30-3:20 Second Life for Education
with Randall Cornish and Carolyn O’Barr, OC 4610

Second Life is an animated 3D virtual world where your instructor avatar can teach via the Internet using the free Second Life software program. Class can be conducted in real time in this virtual environment, and include video, slideshows, and voice discussion.

2:30-3:20 Drop-In Work Session for Online Teaching
with Robert Kelley and Laura Paciorek,
OC4607 OC4804 — limited to 6 attendees only!
Facilitators Robert Kelley and Laura Paciorek will be available to work with faculty who are creating or updating their online courses (or online materials for an on campus course).

will be filmed for later viewing

How to Embed Twitter into Blackboard or another site
How to Embed Twitter into Blackboard or another site avatar

Eric Robertson’s tutorial on embedding Twitter into Blackboard or another LMS.

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