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)

Getting Started Teaching Online

MiraCosta College’s Program for Online Teaching workshop from August 2009 with Jim Sullivan and Lisa M. Lane.

Getting Started Teaching Online from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Basic Online Pedagogy discussion

August 2010 POT MiniConference: Jill Malone’s presentation and discussion about basic pedagogy for teaching online. (55 minutes)

Basic Online Pedagogy from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Beginners Workshop in 5 Minutes

An interpretive film of our Beginners Workshop (also known as “Where the Hell Do I Start?”), an all-day event on 20 January 2011. Here we present our method for starting out with pedagogy and taking control of the technology to teach the way you want.

Beginners Workshop from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.


Visual Pathways for Students

Students can easily get lost navigating an online class. You might consider using a graphics program to make a quick chart to show the visual pathway.

Visual Pathway examples

by Jeanine Donley and Lisa M Lane

Louisa Moon’s discussion rubric