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, . . . → Read More: Spring 2014 Flex Week!

Flex Credit

Check with your college or university to see whether POT activities can be counted for professional development credit.

At MiraCosta College, faculty can get flex credit for many activities at the Program for Online Teaching, including:

Viewing recordings or presentations and reflecting in writing about them Reading articles from the POT reading list and writing . . . → Read More: Flex Credit

Cool Tools List

Online Tools Recommended by POT Faculty – for use on the web, free or close to it Web pages and site builders Google Sites (see Pilar’s tutorial) Wix (free, flash websites, easy to build) Weebly Online HTML editor (free- see tutorial by Lisa) Webnode (“wysiwyg” editor for building web pages and sites) Checkthis (instant web . . . → Read More: Cool Tools List

Moodle Help

Moodle is an alternative course management system based on constructivist pedagogy.

Just getting started? Check out this Moodle Tools Guide.

MiraCosta contracts with Moodlerooms, which hosts the installation we use.

Faculty support for Moodle is currently provided by AELearn. Click here to open a support ticket.

For faculty to help each other, join the POT . . . → Read More: Moodle Help

About POT

Putting the “prof” back in professional development….Founded in 2005, the Program for Online Teaching (POT) is a volunteer faculty professional development group. Faculty propose, lead, and attend flex activities relating to our core objective of excellence in online education. As a community of practice, we mentor colleagues, share resources and ideas, and host collaborative . . . → Read More: About POT

Moodle workshop December 13

Fun with Moodle Lisa M. Lane

Moodle is a campus-sponsored alternative to Blackboard, providing a safe, easy-to-use system for setting up your class, whether fully online or to support a traditional class. Experienced Moodle instructors will discuss how they use the system and set up their classes. We’ll show some of the cool things Moodle . . . → Read More: Moodle workshop December 13