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.

A Legacy of W.K. Kellogg
Wall of COOL
2010

Student Affairs
& eLearning

eOrientation for Veterans

2010

Student Affairs & eLearning

eOrientation for Veterans

  • Collaboration across multiple divisions funded by ACE/Walmart Grant
  • Reinforcing student learning and facilitating learning outcome assessment through use of module quizzes
  • Building connections with key service providers through creation informational videos
  • Facilitate familiarity with CPP LMS BlackBoard by creating all eOrientation within this environment
  • 2010

    Weimin
    Li

    LA 499 - Intro. to GIS in Landscape Architecture

    2010

    Weimin Li

    LA 499 - Intro. to GIS in Landscape Architecture

  • The instructor built a cyber class room on BlackBoard and Adobe Connect Server, in which learning objectives and learning materials were well organized and made accessible to students any time anywhere
  • With the online step by step laboratory manuals, online geospatial datasets, and carry-on GIS platforms, students were able to continue their learn-by-doing experience beyond class hours
  • Multiple ways of communication such as email, online forum, message system on blackboard not only increase students' accessibility to the instructor's help and feedback but also foster discussion about the subject matters among students
  • 2010

    Päivi
    Hoikkala

    HST 370 - History of California

    2010

    Päivi Hoikkala

    HST 370 - History of California

  • During the first week, the students and the instructor interact on Blackboard blogs to get to know each other and to create a sense of community in the online environment
  • Weekly lectures, using Adobe Connect, introduce students to key themes and ideas in the course
  • Students engage in the material, and with each other, in asynchronous online discussions, a key component in assessing their understanding of course materials and their ability to make history relevant to the present
  • 2010

    Dale
    McCabe

    BIO 100 - Life Science

    2010

    Dale McCabe

    BIO 100 - Life Science

  • Course was organized in Units that contained material for each major exam so that the course would be very easy to navigate
  • Frequent communication in the form of weekly announcements was employed to make sure the class ran smoothly and to avoid student confusion and apprehension
  • PowerPoint presentations were enhanced with an audio lecture for each slide using Adobe Connect and included the lecture notes posted so that students could read the text as well as hear it
  • 2010

    Nicole
    Wickler

    BIO 110 - Life Science

    2010

    Nicole Wickler

    BIO 110 - Life Science

  • The course is organized into three "themed" units. Within each theme, focus questions help to guide students through each folder. After opening a folder, specific icons visually identify what elements are contained within each focus question folder
  • Intentional redundancy of the same content ideas being presented in visual, auditory and kinesthetic formats help to ensure students' preferred learning styles are considered. Text readings, powerpoint using Adobe Connet, video clips, animations and simulations prior to repeatable quizzes give students multiple opportunities to engage with the content
  • 2010