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
2011

Henry
Co

TOM 432 - Production Management

2011

Henry Co

TOM 432 - Production Management

  • Adobe Connect lectures allow students to understand the course materials, anytime, anywhere, and as often as need arises.
  • Incorporating multimedia elements such as virtual plant tours, and YouTube videos help bring to life the technologies and equipment described in the textbook.
  • Students collaborate on learn-by-doing projects by communicating with team members and the instructor electronically
  • 2011

    Zhenxing (Eddie)
    Mao

    HRT 203 - Hotel/Resort Operations

    2011

    Zhenxing (Eddie) Mao

    HRT 203 - Hotel/Resort Operations

  • The students and the instructor interact on Blackboard blogs to create online learning communities.
  • Weekly lectures, using Adobe Connect and industry videos as delivery methods, introduce students to key concepts.
  • Students engage in learning at their own pace and under their own control.
  • 2011

    Barbara
    Bromley

    EDS 531, EDS 532, EDS 526 - Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Fully Online)

    2011

    Barbara Bromley

    EDS 531, EDS 532, EDS 526 - Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Fully Online)

  • Weekly modules, using Adobe Connect, SoftChalk, external sites, and embedded videos in a mindfully constructed, developmental sequence of three courses.
  • Courses are fully online, allowing students from all over the U.S. to enroll.
  • Students interact with each other using asynchronous discussion boards, which allows them to share their own success stories of working with students with autism spectrum disorders, as well as learn new ideas, and strategies from other teachers.
  • 2011

    Tanya
    Faltens

    MTE 208 - Introduction to Electronic Materials & Properties

    2011

    Tanya Faltens

    MTE 208 - Introduction to Electronic Materials & Properties

  • SoftChalk lessons provide students with instructional materials and drills that they can repeat multiple times until they master the concepts.
  • Discussion board and wikis are available for students to post and answer questions about the material and homework.
  • Students use iClickers to respond to questions during the lectures. In this way, all students have a voice, and I get immediate feedback on how well they are following the lecture.
  • 2011

    Suketu
    Bhavsar

    PHY 303 - The Universe in Ten Weeks Honors

    2011

    Suketu Bhavsar

    PHY 303 - The Universe in Ten Weeks Honors

  • Engaging students through online discussion board.
  • Mastering Astronomy, a web based learning tool.
  • My knowledge, when we met for the face-to-face part of the class, of the students' questions and thought processes as they read, observed the night sky and pondered the issues, through the entire week.
  • 2011