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 Chat: Creative Online Teaching begins Monday, April 11
POT Chat: Creative Online Teaching begins Monday, April 11 avatar

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  • What do we create as instructors to help our students learn?
  • What do we have our students create to show their learning?

Join the POT community starting April 10 for six weeks of reading, viewing and discussing creativity in online teaching. Each week will focus on a particular topic, and we’ll explore ideas and practices, share what works and what doesn’t, examine some current research, and engage in a community of practice. To participate, faculty should join the POT Facebook Group. Come for one week, or all six! 

April 11 – Topic 1 – Teaching online as a creative process

April 18 – Topic 2 – Creativity in Content  

April 25 – Topic 3 – Creativity and Class Discussion/Student Interaction

May 2 – Topic 4 – Creative Approaches and Assessment

May 9 – Topic 5 – Creativity in Materials

May 16 – Topic 6 – Inspiring creative online teaching

May 23 – wrap up

What’s needed to participate?

  1. Join the POT Facebook Group. There is no need to friend anyone – just send a request to join. You will be added within 48 hours.
  2. Get a Hypothes.is account, and join the POT Chat group. With this you will be able to annotate the readings with other participants. (See tutorial)
  3. Optional: Join Twitter. Hashtag for this activity and POT’s community  is #potcomm.
  4. If you’re MiraCosta faculty, be sure to keep track of your own flex hours – this is not a formal workshop.

For flex – All MiraCosta College faculty participating in POT Chat may claim flex hours via My Flex by selecting Other Activities, then Collaboration. You may claim up to 3 hours per week/topic. For documentation, you may submit Facebook screenshots or the text of your status updates in the POT Facebook group. For participants from other colleges, please check with the professional development guidelines at your school.

Please note that the POT Facebook Group and this activity may be joined by faculty and online educators from colleges around the world.

You can see the F.A.Q. here.