Wall of COOL (Celebrating Outstanding Opportunities for Learning) is a resource celebrating exemplar course design and development by Cal Poly Pomona faculty for student success using technology.

The Wall of COOL is an eLearning award which recognizes excellent courses that effectively use technology to enhance student learning and success. Courses of any format – online, hybrid, or technology-enhanced face-to-face – are eligible. Any faculty member or faculty team from any college, department, or unit is eligible to submit a course for the Wall of COOL.

The Wall of COOL itself is a super-cool website which showcases the courses selected every year. eLearning’s multimedia developers, instructional designers, and student assistants work with the selected faculty to create the Wall of COOL annually.

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Payam Parsa & Greg Placencia
2020

Payam Parsa &
Greg Placencia

IME 4030 Fiscal Implications in Technical Decision Making

2020

Payam Parsa & Greg Placencia

IME 4030 Fiscal Implications in Technical Decision Making

Professor Parsa’s IME 4030 Fiscal Implications in Technical Decision Making course, in collaboration with Professor Placencia, employs a flipped mode of instruction. Lectures are delivered via high quality videos which are created on an iPad. Use of Piazza allows students to post questions, create a sense of community, and provide feedback to the instructor.
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Amàlia Llombart
2020

Amàlia
Llombart

SPN 1120 Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

2020

Amàlia Llombart

SPN 1120 Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

Professor Llombart’s SPN 1120 Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World course is an excellent example of using hybrid and flipped modes of instruction together. There is a solid course design that includes a strong commitment to making a good learning experience for all students. The course also features expertly crafted videos, taking advantage of MediaVision’s recording studio.
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Ann Lara
2020

Ann
Lara

HRT 3410 Professional Work Experience

2020

Ann Lara

HRT 3410 Professional Work Experience

Professor Lara’s HRT 3410 Professional Work Experience course utilizes a variety of technologies to engage students and create a learn-by-doing environment in a fully online course. Students are tasked with using Big Interview, an in-depth tool to prepare and practice for interviews. Other tools used in the course include LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, and Handshake. The overall experience helps students strengthen their soft skills and prepare for job searches.
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Stephanie Marin Rothman
2020

Stephanie Marin
Rothman

BIO 3010 Human Sexuality

2020

Stephanie Marin Rothman

BIO 3010 Human Sexuality

Professor Rothman’s BIO 3010 Human Sexuality course is fully online, but challenges students to go out into the real-world. Students are given multiple options for assignments so they can more easily navigate material of a sensitive nature. For lectures, PowerPoint slides and audio narration are combined using the screen-recording software Camtasia. These videos are then placed onto the instructor’s YouTube channel, complete with closed captions.
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