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)

Discussing retention in online classes

What can instructors do about retention/persistence of students in online classes?

We met online November 18 to start the discussion. Here are some resources:

Collaborate Archive (view the session) Laura’s research post Google Presentation slides with links

Join us in the POT Facebook Group to continue this timely discussion.


Online workshop Wednesday, November 18

Now Wednesday, November 18 – please register or re-register at the flex page

Wednesday, November 18, 5-6 pm Pacific Time

Student Retention in Online Classes: A Discussion

If you have ever wondered about student retention in online classes and what can be done to help students succeed, this workshop is for you. This flex workshop […]

Fall 2015 Workshops: POT F2F

Tuesday, August 18, Room OC3102

9-10:20 am

Presentations and Instructor Presence

Join experienced online instructors in a face-to-face workshop discussing rewarding ways to be truly present to our students, and to create lectures and presentations that express personality while elucidating topics. A Program for Online Teaching workshop.

10:30-11:50 am

Student Discussion and Interactivity

Join experienced […]

New workshops for online students!

Student Orientation to Online Learning Jim Julius & Laura Paciorek Practice key skills and be aware of important resources available to help you be your best online.

Tuesday January 14, 2 – 3 pm OC 1201 Wednesday January 15, 2 – 3 pm SAN 107 Thursday January 16, 2:45 – 3:45 pm OC 1201 Tuesday […]

Spring 2014 Flex Week!

We are pleased to announce the following workshops for Spring Flex Week:

Monday, Jan 6 12-1:20 pm: “The Learning Curve in Teaching Online” (Rachèle DeMéo) OC 4802

This workshop will unfold what to expect and not to expect from teaching online. It will discuss mistakes that can be avoided as a new instructor, […]