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)

Catch the Wave: Explore MiraCosta’s Professional Development Resources for Online Educators
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Catch the Wave: Explore MiraCosta’s Professional Development Resources for Online Educators from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

POT workshop on 16 August 2011 with Jim Sullivan. From the Program for Online Teaching’s home page to MiraCosta’s Blackboard training workshops and Pedagogy First (a blog where MiraCosta faculty share tools and reflect on their online teaching) MiraCosta has a strong set of resources for developing online teaching skils while earning FLEX credit. This workshop will introduce you to those resources and give you some time to explore them.

Jing – Show Your Online Students What You Are Talking About
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Jing – Show Your Online Students What You Are Talking About from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

With Robert Kelley and Jim Sullivan, for POT workshop on 16 August 2011.
Jing makes integrating video into your online class a breeze – whether it is for sharing mini-lecturettes, replies to students, demos, or providing students with feedback on their assignments/quizzes. We’ll focus on learning the basics of Jing, then providing your students with a tour or introduction to your class, website, or learning unit, and uploading your videos. Licensed Creative Commons Program for Online Teaching Attribution/NonCommercial/ShareAlike 2011.

A New Wardrobe for Blackboard
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A New Wardrobe for Blackboard: Technical Basics of Instructional Design
with Andrea Petri and Laura Paciorek, from 16 August 2011 workshop at MiraCosta.

Workshop participants will learn some beginning strategies for instructional design using Blackboard. Includes course examples and a demonstration of how to design content including creating tables, inserting images, and laying out learning modules, with an emphasis on instructor preferences and student success.

 

A New Wardrobe for Blackboard from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Workshop from 16 August 2011

A New Wardrobe for Blackboard: Technical Basics of Instructional Design
with Andrea Petri and Laura Paciorek

Workshop participants will learn some beginning strategies for instructional design using Blackboard. Includes course examples and a demonstration of how to design content including creating tables, inserting images, and laying out learning modules, with an emphasis on instructor preferences and student success.

Slides:

The Unconference Panel
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An open and unedited discussion with Pilar Hernandez, Jim Sullivan, Lisa M. Lane, Pablo Martin, Gloria Floren. From the August 2009 MiniConference. (1 hour, 22 minutes)

Unconference Panel from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Web 2.0 for Teaching
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Workshop from April 2009 with Kristi Reyes and Eli Clarke (52 minutes). Workshop description: Web 2.0, also known as the “read/write web,” is a way to make your online classes come alive with multimedia and opportunities for collaborating, commenting, and sharing. Take project-based learning into the 21st Century using Web 2.0 tools: give students engaging opportunities to interact with the instructor and their classmates, express themselves creatively, and publish to a world-wide audience – all online and for free. Blogs, podcasts, and wikis will be discussed, but if you are already familiar with these tools, come to learn about sites for making multimedia scrapbook pages, slideshows, interactive timelines, and other mash-ups. Come with images, audio and video files, PowerPoint slides, if you like. No need for flashdrives! Everything is saved online and is fully embeddable on the LMS (Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) you use.

Web 2.0 for Teaching and Student Projects from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.