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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.


The New POET system is Live!

To sign up for this class, self-enroll ( ) or register through the PD Portal for 10 hours of Professional Development credit.

Once you are enrolled, you will see the New POET system listed as a course in your Canvas Dashboard.