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Learning Design Center

New Faculty Professional Development for Fall

The Learning Design Center offers an ecosystem of professional development for the CCRI educational community in support of strong learning experiences focused on innovative and effective practices in teaching and learning.

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OSCQR Webinar Series

Begins Feb 9th

Cozy up on the couch with a blanket and explore online course design review to improve course outcomes, increase student success, reduce withdrawals and improve equity, inclusion and access. Great for HELP courses!

Each webinar will help you understand the principles and practices of each OSCQR standard, as well as the scope and intent of the OSCQR process. With a basic understanding of the standards you have what is necessary to conduct an online course review and craft constructive actions plans and feedback to improve the quality and accessibility of online courses.

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Effective Practices in Teaching Online (EPTO)

Bring your laptop outdoors and watch the leaves change color while working your way through EPTO.  More than 500 CCRI instructors have been certified. Don't be the last one. Let's get you certified to teach online!

Learn more than 50 effective strategies for teaching asynchronous online courses. Registration is now available for 7-week cohorts.

  • February 27 - April 17

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Why OSCQR? - Event

If you are a certified online instructor, this event is for you!

Recording Available with Rob Piorkowski.

Rob shared his experiences creating OSCQR and talk about why it is important and how it impacts the continuous improvement of online courses for an institution.

Robert Piorkowski is the Assistant Director of Online Teaching for SUNY Online. He brings to the position a meaningful understanding of campus culture, online faculty development, instructional design, and online teaching. He is the principal designer of Open SUNY’s Instructional Designer Certificate Program adopted by OLC in 2016, for which he drew input from SUNY’s instructional designer community. Currently, he focuses on the implementation of  online teaching supports, services, and resources for remote and online faculty & campus IDs, and the continuous improvement in online course quality via OSCQR. Rob was an adjunct instructor for Cayuga Community College, where he taught French online for 14 years.

OSCQR provides a process and an interactive rubric to systematically review and refresh the instructional design and accessibility of online and blended courses, as well as complete online degree programs.  OSCQR guides instructors through a continuous process for online courses.


Overview of Labster - Event

Gamify Your Science, Engineering, Nursing, Rehabilitation and Dental courses!

Recording of Labster webinar is now available.

Sean will present an overview of Labster's interactive simulations and how it can improve student performance for Science, Engineering, Nursing and Dental.

Simulations increase student performance!

Labster is a flexible support tool that integrates into Blackboard. You can add a full course  or a couple of simulations.  Labster also integrates with the Grade Center for easy management of grading.

Labster is free to students and you!

Spring is the last semester this tool is free to students. Don't miss out. Try Labster now!


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