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 Reading List
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Robin Good, Literacy practice, pedagogy, and the ‘digital university’ (2014)

Lyn/Dwyer/Guo, Exploring Online Teaching: A Three-Year Composite Journal of Concerns and Strategies from Online Instructors, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume XII, Number III, Fall 2012

Jonathan Mott, Envisioning the post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network (2010)

Bob Barrett, Creating Structure out of Chaos in a Virtual Learning
Environment to Meet the Needs of Today’s Adult Learner  (2013)

Xu and Jaggers, Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas (2013)

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology (2012)

Lisa Marie Blaschke, A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning (2012)

Gardner Campbell, A Personal Cyberstructure (2009)

POT workshop: Engaging online discussion and student interaction
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POT workshop: Establishing online presence (August 2014)
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POT News Flash for May 2015
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As you may already know, the Program for Online Teaching is spending this semester blogging at Pedagogy First, POT’s new blog. We have lined up guest authors to post their experiences and recommendations, and during April have focused especially on cool tools, with Rachèle DeMéo, Jordan Molina, Silvia Vazquez Paramio and Bethanie Perry sharing how to select the best tools for online teaching.

In May our bloggers plan to look at MOOCs and other elements of online ecology, “best practices”, online education today, and more. May will feature international guest authors and posts emphasizing research in the field.

Enjoy at http://mccpot.org/wp.​ Feel free to comment!

Happy online, hybrid and technology-enhanced teaching,

Lisa

Program for Online Teaching News Flash: April 2015
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Hello faculty,
This semester, the Program for Online Teaching website​ has become the Pedagogy First! blog. We are publishing some of the best in online teaching advice, examples, and analysis.

We have invited faculty and innovators from MiraCosta and other colleges to write blog posts on such topics as preparing and gathering materials, cool tools, and the state of online education today.

For March, we have articles by Joanne Carrubba on starting to teach online, Jill Malone on online assessment strategies, and Bethanie Perry and Todd Conaway on instructor presence in online classes. More is on the way. Take a look and enjoy at http://mccpot.org/wp.
Happy online, hybrid and technology-enhanced teaching,

Lisa