Professional Development for Online Teaching and Learning


Professional Development Center (Faculty/Staff Resource Center)

The Hartnell College Professional Development Center includes face-to-face and online training options for developing a variety of skills in and out of the classroom. 

Sidekick -- Tools that Inspire

Sidekick is an innovative program that combines six free resources under one easy-to-access umbrella. With Sidekick, you have the tools you need to create inspiring and engaging content that meets the needs of diverse audiences, tough budgets and ever-changing regulations.  Includes the alternate text production center (print and electronic Braille, electronic text files, or tactile graphics), professional development in the use of technology to promote meaningful learning for students with disabilities, and captioning and transcription services.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee at Hartnell College has opportunities for Professional Development funding.

Faculty Professional Development and FLEX Committee

Professional Development resource including forms for FLEX hours, information on the Faculty Professional Development Committee (approval of FLEX credit), and activities to consider for FLEX credit.

Online Learning Insights

This blog has articles regarding open and online education. Here is a specific article on why students don't participate in online discussions.

Journal of Online Learning

The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that aims to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education.

Online Classroom Newsletter

Information regarding Distance Education, hybrid classes, blogs vs. discussion boards, etc.


Desktop webinars, certification programs, and more.