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)

Designing Effective Online Assessments

John Turbeville’s work from the @ONE class “”Designing Effective Online Assessments” in March 2012. Takes you through the development process, including integrating with SLOs.

POT Newsletter #40 (March 2012)

Program for Online Teaching Newsletter #40: March 2012 Self-paced mini-course is available

The Where the Hell Do I Start? mini-course tutorial is now available at the POT website.

This mini-course takes novice online instructors through the process of determining ones own pedagogical goals, and implementing them in an online class. This model has been successfully […]

Moodle: a brief introduction on changing student permissions for a forum

A brief introduction on how to change student permissions for any particular forum so they can do things like rate posts, erase posts, etc.

Moodle: a brief introduction to types of forums

A brief introduction to the four types of forums in Moodle.

Moodle: using it as just a discussion board

For more on forums in Moodle, see also:

Moodle: A brief introduction to types of forums

Moodle: a brief introduction on changing student permissions for a forum