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Palomar Online Education Training

Self-paced online training used to gain instructor certification to teach online

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What is POET?

PALOMAR ONLINE EDUCATION TRAINING (POET) is a series of self-paced, open-exit and open-entry modules to prepare the faculty at Palomar College to deliver their courses online. The program was developed by the Academic Technology Committee (now called the Distance Education Committee) with approval by the Senate. It is administered by the Distance Education Coordinator as a Professional Development activity.

POET is modular and may be completed in approximately 10 to 12 hours. Instructors have the option to complete POET in one semester or over several semesters. Professional Development Contracts list POET as a variable-hour activity.


How do I get started?

You may attend a group or a one-on-one orientation session to get started.

POET is delivered through CANVAS.

To self-enroll, please follow these steps:

  1. Please go to:
  2. After registering, please use the direct link to POET: 
    (You may see a list of courses; please select POET.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Steve Perry at or 760-744-1150 ext 2990