2018 Winners

Welcome to the 2018 COD Award Online Showcase

Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) created the Courses of Distinction Awards to recognize faculty whose course designs best exemplifies online education’s potential to enhance teaching and learning. In addition to honoring faculty for their efforts, the COD Awards and the faculty showcases of the COD courses have become an important focus of the MCO annual Sharing Best Practices in e-Learning Conference.

Each MCO institution may nominate an online and/or second course designated by the institution as a blended course. Although definitions may vary, a blended course combines face-to-face interaction such as in-class discussions, active group work, and live lectures with typically web-based educational technologies such as online course cartridges, assignments, discussion boards, and other web-assisted learning tools. For purposes of the COD nominations a course is considered as blended if 30 – 79 percent of the content is delivered online.

Course Information

The 2018 COD Award courses are listed below.

2018 COD Presentation Schedule


2018 Courses of Distinction

MCO member institutions can nominate online and blended courses that demonstrate high quality or innovative design. Please see the Courses of Distinction presentation track to find out when faculty will showcase their courses. You can also watch video tours for some of the courses here, we expect more to be posted after the conference.

Photo Gallery

2018 Winners Photo Gallery

Winners List

Online Courses

Charles Park
Berkshire Community College

Donald Kilguss
Bristol  Community College

Janet Schwartz
Framingham State University

Caitlin Worth
Linda Cavanaugh
Greenfield Community College

Claire Sanders
Holyoke Community College

Alejandra Peary
Massasoit Community College

David Kalivas
Middlesex Community College

Lance Eaton
North Shore Community College

Clare Thompson
Northern Essex Community College

Melissa Goldsmith
Westfield State University

Judit Torok
Worcester State University

Hybrid Courses

Wendy Laurin
Berkshire Community College

Katie Ruggieri
Bristol Community College

Benjamin Bielak
Framingham State University

Kristen Sparrow
Northern Essex Community College

Rose Sullivan
Westfield State University

Sebastian Velez
Worcester State University