About COD Awards

About Courses of Distinction (COD’s)Certificate and COD Award

Purpose:

The tremendous creative work and talent that go into offering an eLearning course will be honored at the 11th annual Massachusetts Colleges Online Conference on eLearning: Sharing Best Practices. While it is recognized that every eLearning course includes innovative teaching and creative uses of instructional technology, each MCO institution may nominate two courses: one that demonstrates outstanding faculty innovation and course practices in an online format and one that demonstrates outstanding faculty innovation in a blended format. The nominated courses will be recognized with a MCO Course of Distinction (COD) award named after the Bay State’s unique association with the Sacred Cod.
Among the purposes of the MCO Courses of Distinction awards are to

  • Encourage faculty to incorporate successful strategies/techniques into their online/blended courses.
  • Showcase the courses and faculty in presentations at the Annual Conference and allow the attendees to view the courses from a student’s perspective.
  • Serve as an excellent public relations opportunity for the nominating institutions, the faculty members, and MCO to publicize the success of online and blended learning and course quality.

 

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