You can get flex credit for many things you do at the Program for Online Teaching, including:
- Viewing recordings and reflecting in writing about them
- Participating in units from the POT Certificate Class
- Taking the year-long POT Certificate Class (starting September 1 each year)
- Taking Blackboard training through Karen’s self-assessed modules
- Attending POT workshops or offering a workshop
You can watch any current recordings at the POT site (or other professional development sites approved by POT as indicated at the POT website) and count it as MiraCosta College flex under Category II so long as the following conditions are met:
- You post, either on your own blog or here at the Forum, a 250 word minimum reflection on what you viewed,
- You select Record -> Category II.
- You take a screenshot of the post you made to upload into the system,
- The video or conference recording you view is no more than three years old,
- As with other flex activities, the work must be done outside of teaching hours.
These are videos of our workshops (those three years old or less are eligible for flex):
Email Lisa for the passcode to “The Zen of PowerPoint” – all other videos are open.
These sessions are the most recent (2012), and were part of the certificate class also:
- Lisa’s presentation on Control and Freedom in Online Classes is available as a Collaborate archive session.
- Ted Major’s presentation on Audio and Video is available as a Collaborate recording here.
- Lisa, Eric, Todd, Ted and Zack presented in Collaborate on Personal Learning Networkson Feb 2. Slides and audio are posted here.
These sessions were simul-learn workshops (video and Elluminate): (2011-12)
- Giving Students The Bird: Using Twitter in the Classroom with Eric Robertson (4 Nov 2011) [also available: full session to download, slides/audio movie, audio only mp3]
- Creating Meaningful Discussions in an Asynchronous Environment with Sue Simpson (demo of Wimba Voiceboard) (6 Oct 2011)
- More Than a Passing Fancy: How Blogs Are Enriching Online Teaching and Learning with Jim Sullivan (2 Sept 2011)
These sessions were simul-learn workshops (video and Elluminate): (2010-11)
- Redesigning Your Class with Jim Sullivan (6 May 2011) also available as audio podcast
- Google Forms with Barbara McPherson (1 April 2011)
- Strategies for Groups with Claudia Faulk (4 Mar 2011)
- Blackboard Wiki vs. External Wikis with Donna Marques (4 Feb 2011)
- The Interactive Syllabus (3 December 2010) Lisa M Lane and Jim Sullivan show the advantages of creating an interactive syllabus for online, on-site and hybrid classes, and demonstrate how to do it inside Blackboard 8 and 9.
- Online Quizzes: Implications for On-site and Online Classes (1 October 2010) Jim Sullivan discusses the uses of online quizzes as teaching tools, with implications for subject testing and the possibilities of using visuals and creating unique questions.
- Multimedia E-Books (starts 10 minutes into session — sorry!) (3 September 2010) Robert Kelley shows how to use Crocodoc to create multimedia e-books that students can annotate, highlight and add to.