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 reflections about them
- Joining the POT Diigo group and bookmarking sites and articles with commentary
- Taking Blackboard training through Karen’s self-assessed modules
- Attending POT workshops or offering a workshop
Recording flex time
Head on over to the PDP webpage for how to record flex hours for activities. POT is a pre-approved activity.
In MyFlex, select Other Activities. Then choose hours for the type of activity you do with POT. For helping others, choose Advising and Mentoring. For collaborating in a workshop, choose Collaboration. For watching a video, choose Conferences and Presentations. For reading, choose Reading, Writing And Research. You will need to upload documentation or reflect on the activity to get credit. If you blog about what you do (either on your own blog or at the Reflections on Practice blog, the post URL can be your documentation.
Reading List (2014)
Robin Good, Literacy practice, pedagogy, and the ‘digital university’ (2014)
Lyn/Dwyer/Guo, Exploring Online Teaching: A Three-Year Composite Journal of Concerns and Strategies from Online Instructors, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume XII, Number III, Fall 2012
Jonathan Mott, Envisioning the post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network (2010)
Lisa Marie Blaschke, A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning (2012)
Gardner Campbell, A Personal Cyberstructure (2009)