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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Vernon Snyder
2019

Vernon
Snyder

MU 1000 Introduction to Music

2019

Vernon Snyder

MU 1000 Introduction to Music

Professor Vernon Snyder's MU 1000 Introduction to Music course hinges on student engagement with his customized online eTextbook published through Great River Learning (GRL). His well-designed learning path includes online instructional content -- made up of text, images, and multimedia -- and modular assessment facilitated through online quizzing. Students routinely report a favorable experience with this course and note the ease with which they learn piano exercises through provided video tutorials.
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Gabriel Davidov-Pardo
2019

Gabriel
Davidov-Pardo

FST 3180 Sensory Evaluation of Foods

2019

Gabriel Davidov-Pardo

FST 3180 Sensory Evaluation of Foods

Professor Davidov-Pardo’s FST 3180 Sensory Evaluation of Foods course combines excellent course design, metacognitive strategies, and technology to give students a holistic learn by doing experience. Industry-standard software, RedJade, is used in conjunction with classroom tablets and a smartboard acquired through a SPICE grant.
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Jodye Selco
2019

Jodye
Selco

CHM 3010 Modeling the Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry

2019

Jodye Selco

CHM 3010 Modeling the Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry

Professor Jodye Selco's CHM 3010 Modeling the Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry course makes excellent use of multiple campus technologies to create effective and accessible instructional content for a fully online course. Blackboard’s collaborative tools are leveraged to promote engagement and collaboration. The eLearning Quality Matters (QM) Blackboard Course Template is also used to provide a clear course structure.
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Jason Zhang
2019

Jason
Zhang

HRT 3830 Food and Beverage Operations

2019

Jason Zhang

HRT 3830 Food and Beverage Operations

Professor Jason Zhang’s HRT 3830 Food and Beverage Operations course exemplifies the definition of polytechnic learning. Students are provided with the skill sets, experience, and knowledge they need to succeed in the restaurant industry. An online “e-training” program, delivered through Blackboard, provides students with training documents and videos covering real-world restaurant technologies and practices, freeing up class time for in-depth discussion and application.
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