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)

Group Charter Sample: Child Development
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Laura Paciorek’s Group Charter for Child Development class [.doc]

Group Charter
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Lyle Blackmon’s Group Charter for Hospitality class [.doc]

Brain-Friendly Pedagogy
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January 2009 workshop with Jim Sullivan and Lisa M Lane, discussing current theories in how the brain works, and their impact on online teaching practice. (42 minutes)

Brain-Friendly Pedagogy from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Beginning Online Teaching
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Workshop from May 2009, with Jim Sullivan and Lisa M Lane. (50 minutes)

Beginning Online Teaching from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.

Teaching Well Online: A Checklist
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Presentation from 2 June 2008 workshop by Pilar Hernández and Lisa M. Lane, sharing a checklist to help instructors teach well online. The checklist itself is here [pdf].

Teaching Well Online: A Checklist from Program for Online Teaching on Vimeo.