One Word Agenda – Brown Bag Series Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Pedagogical Lounge OC1252

So I was not alone last week for Digital Learning Day – thank you for that! I was fortunate to have some great conversations with colleagues and was reminded that we just don’t do that enough. My proposal – let’s do more of that. Often we are guided by detailed agendas and lesson plans, but some of the best professional development can come from a conversation.

If you are available, please join me for the One Word Agenda Brown Bag Series in the Pedagogical Lounge (Did you know we have a Pedagogical Lounge? And a Teaching and Learning Center?). This is not a workshop. This is not for Flex. You can bring your lunch. We can discuss the topic for the day. The best part is we don’t have to do any of those things if we don’t want to. However, I still hope to see you there! šŸ˜Š

-Sean Davis


CCC Digital Learning Day – Archives are Live!

CCC Digital Learning Day - Archives are Live!

CCC Digital Learning Day was filled with inspiration! They had emotional reflections from a student about a video creation assignment, a call to action for information literacy, advice for online instructors from students, discussions about the value of students interacting with a global audience, and ended the day with a visualization of our international audience on a Google Map!

The button below will take you to the archives and many rich resources to support your teaching and learning innovations.

Online Education News Spring 2019

Online Teaching Conference

TheĀ CCC Online Teaching ConferenceĀ returns to Anaheim June 17-19. MiraCosta is always well represented at this conference. Online Ed will fully fund attendance including hotel for a limited number of folks who want to go. If youā€™d like to go reach out to me for more information.

Professional Development Courses

@ONE offers an incredible array of online teaching classes ranging from general introductory and intermediate courses about online education, to more focused learning experiences related to topics such as culturally responsive teaching, accessibility, assessment, and much more.Ā Check out the catalog.

Just In!Ā New Self-Paced Accessibility CoursesĀ through @One! These offerings are FREE.

New Tools in Canvas

Arc Pilot – Arc is a video management system by the same folks who bring us Canvas. It offers a video archive, captioning services, the ability to make comments on videos, and much more –Ā Learn more about Arc. Students have access to Arc as well, so this can be a powerful tool for courses that have video-based assignments. Earlier this Spring, we facilitated someĀ workshops introducing Arc

Notebowl Pilot – This tool helps students stay connected to their online courses through social media-like posting, assignment tracking, and syncing their collective course calendar.Ā Learn more about Notebowl. You can start using Notebowl in Canvas by enabling ā€œBulletinā€ in your course Navigation Settings.

NameCoach – Tired of mispronouncing or not knowing the correct pronunciation of a studentā€™s name? NameCoach is to the rescue! This feature, already available in Canvas, allows students and instructors to voice-record their names – making it easier for folks to establish respectful relationships online.Ā Learn more about NameCoach. Video tutorials on local use will be available on the TIC website soon

Title V Changes – Student-to-Student Contact

Potential Title 5 changes will require online classes ensure “student-to-student contact.” To learn more about these changes and techniques for facilitating student-to-student contact in an online environment, check out ourĀ Flex WorkshopĀ on this issue.

Student Orientation to Online Learning – Remaining Sessions

Please encourage students to attend one of our workshops! They will be introduced to a wealth of resources that will help them with both online and face-to-face learning.


  • Wednesday, February 6 from 12 – 1 pm ONLINE
  • Wednesday, February 6 from 3 – 4 pm OC 1201 (face-to-face)
  • Thursday, February 7 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm ONLINE
  • Monday, March 11 from 4 – 5 pm ONLINE
  • Wednesday, March 13 from 12 – 1 pm OC 1201(face-to-face)
  • Thursday, March 14 from 9 – 10 am ONLINE

Students can sign upĀ here.

CVC-OEI Course Academy

If you teach a fully online C-ID approved course, you are eligible to receive support from the Online Education Initiative in preparation for possibly offering the class on the Course Exchange. Learn more about the Course Design Academy and/or sign up for a spring informational meeting.

That is all for now, folks!Ā I wish you happiness and fulfillment in all of your online and screenless endeavors!

Sean Davis
Peace.Love.Unity.Justice for All.
my pronouns: he, him, his
Faculty Director of Online Education (Interim – Spring 2019)
Sociology Department