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

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 […]


POT does not offer an online teaching certificate at this time. If you would like certification, try:

CSU East Bay Online Teaching and Learning Certificate @ONE Certificate UNSW Learning to Teach Online MOOC UCSD Extension Teaching Online Certificate University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional Certificate in Online Education […]

MOOCs: A Tool for Re-Imagining Our Teaching

Cris Crissman, Phd, Adjunct Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University; Independent Education Consultant

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. . . MOOCs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. — Preparing for the Digital University: A Review of the History and Current State […]

POT Presentations for Professional Development at MiraCosta Community College

2014 sessions WordPress Q&A with Laura Paciorek is available as a Collaborate recording. These sessions (2012), and were part of the certificate class also: Lisa’s presentation on Control and Freedom in Online Classes is available as a Collaborate archive session. Ted Major’s presentation on Audio and Video is available as a Collaborate recording here. Lisa, […]

POT Reading List

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 […]