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 2014 Flex Week!

We are pleased to announce the following workshops for Spring Flex Week:

Monday, Jan 6 12-1:20 pm: “The Learning Curve in Teaching Online” (Rachèle DeMéo) OC 4802

This workshop will unfold what to expect and not to expect from teaching online. It will discuss mistakes that can be avoided as a new instructor, […]

Flex Credit

Check with your college or university to see whether POT activities can be counted for professional development credit.

At MiraCosta College, faculty can get flex credit for many activities at the Program for Online Teaching, including:

Viewing recordings or presentations and reflecting in writing about them Reading articles from the POT reading list and writing […]

Cool Tools List

Online Tools Recommended by POT Faculty – for use on the web, free or close to it Web pages and site builders Google Sites (see Pilar’s tutorial) Wix (free, flash websites, easy to build) Weebly Online HTML editor (free- see tutorial by Lisa) Webnode (“wysiwyg” editor for building web pages and sites) Checkthis (instant web […]

Moodle Help

Moodle is an alternative course management system based on constructivist pedagogy.

Just getting started? Check out this Moodle Tools Guide.

MiraCosta contracts with Moodlerooms, which hosts the installation we use.

Faculty support for Moodle is currently provided by AELearn. Click here to open a support ticket.

For faculty to help each other, join the POT […]

About POT

Putting the “prof” back in professional development….Founded in 2005, the Program for Online Teaching (POT) is a volunteer faculty professional development group. Faculty propose, lead, and attend flex activities relating to our core objective of excellence in online education. As a community of practice, we mentor colleagues, share resources and ideas, and host collaborative […]