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)

POT Newsletter #43 (August 2012)
POT Newsletter #43 (August 2012) avatar


Program for Online Teaching Newsletter #43

August 2012

 


Online Class Tours Available

Ever wish you could take a peek inside other people’s online classes? You can with the class tours we’ve been posting at the POT site:

Elsewhere

From POT Certificate Grads:


POT Online Teaching Certificate Class starts this weekend

POT offers a very special opportunity to learn how to teach online in our free, year-long, open online class that starts this week.

There is a textbook (we have copies in the PDP office!), and activities for 12 weeks in fall and 12 weeks in spring. Participants learn about teaching online by putting their pedagogical goals first, and learning to use various technologies to fulfill their objectives, whether teaching online, hybrid, or in a classroom. The class is free and open and led by POT participants, moderators from around the globe, and graduates of the certificate program.

See the website for the class at http://pedagogyfirst.org/wppf12. If you would like to join us, just email Lisa.


POT Facebook group conversation this week

In preface to the Certificate Class, we are currently engaged in conversation about online teaching at the POT Facebook group this week. Come join us! (Remember, you can join a Facebook Group without friending anyone.)

We are currently holding a pre-class workshop in the POT Facebook group beginning August 19 – all are welcome.


POT First Fridays start September 7 at Oceanside

Laura Paciorek hosts our successful First Friday workshop series again this fall in OC4804.

Come and discuss your online teaching adventures with fellow faculty members.  Individuals with no, little, some, and a lot of online teaching experience are all welcome.  Each First Friday will focus on what the group wants to discuss; however, prompts will also be provided to start the discussion.  Questions are welcome, too!

September 7 – 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Engagement – What do you do to engage your students in online classes?

October 5 – 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Time/energy management – How do you manage your time/energy as an instructor and how do you help your students manage their time/energy?

November 2– 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Evaluation – How do you have students evaluate your classes and how do you evaluate your students’ work?

December 7 – 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Renewal – What are your plans for your future classes?  What did you learn or what do you want to try next?

Sign up at the flex website.


Featured tutorials

Excellent tutorials abound at the POT website. For example:

Getting Started with WordPress

Laura Paciorek has put together some short tutorials on how to get blogging on MiraCosta’s new WordPress system.

Learning Blackboard for flex credit

Lisa M Lane and Karen Korstad have put together tutorials on how to get flex credit for working your way through Karen’s Blackboard training modules.

Getting Started Teaching Online

On sabbatical, Lisa created a step-by-step tutorial for those learning to teach in the online environment. It’s called Where the Hell Do I Start?

 

Happy online, hybrid and technology-enhanced teaching,

Lisa

 

POT Cert Class and First Fridays coming up!
POT Cert Class and First Fridays coming up! avatar

POT Online Teaching Certificate Class at Pedagogy First!

Class begins September 1 for a free, open, online experience in learning to teach online.  Contact Lisa during the summer if you’d like to join – you will be starting your own blog and following a syllabus that runs 12 weeks in fall and 12 weeks and spring. Those who complete the tasks may earn a POT Online Teaching certificate and badge.

See the 2011-12 class for the kind of experience to expect. The new class website will open this summer.

POT First Fridays at Oceanside 4804

Come and discuss your online teaching adventures with fellow faculty members.  Individuals with no, little, some, and a lot of online teaching experience are all welcome.  Each First Friday will focus on what the group wants to discuss, however, prompts will also be provided to start the discussion.  Questions are welcome, too!
This workshop benefits faculty by giving them ideas that may improve instruction.

September 7 – 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Engagement – What do you do to engage your students in online classes?

October 5 – 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Time/energy management – How do you manage your time/energy as an instructor and how do you help your students manage their time/energy?

November 2– 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Evaluation – How do you have students evaluate your classes and how do you evaluate your students’ work?

December 7 – 3:00-3:50 p.m.: Renewal – What are your plans for your future classes?  What did you learn or what do you want to try next?