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)

How to Embed Twitter into Blackboard or another site
How to Embed Twitter into Blackboard or another site avatar

Eric Robertson’s tutorial on embedding Twitter into Blackboard or another LMS.

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Teaching with Tablet PCs
Teaching with Tablet PCs avatar

Julie Harland’s workshop (January 2009). (56 minutes)

Teaching with Tablet PCs from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Quick and Easy Ways to Build Community in Your Online Class
Quick and Easy Ways to Build Community in Your Online Class avatar

Pilar Hernández presents “Quick and Easy Ways to Build Community in Your Online Class” a workshop from August 2009.

Building Community from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Vibrant online discussion
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Julie Vignato’s workshop from the Program for Online Teaching MiniConference, 21 January 2010. (44 minutes)

Vibrant Online Discussions from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Lisa’s online discussion technique
Lisa’s online discussion technique avatar

Slideshow with audio of my Weekly Discussion Two-Step technique:

Excerpted from our Adventures with Online Pedagogy workshop in January 2010, an explanation of how Lisa uses bifurcated weekly discussion, first with students collaboratively creating a collection of resources, followed by facilitation and guidance into constructing a thesis. (2 minutes)