Center for Online Learning
Georgia Southern University

About the COL

The Center for Online Learning assists selected faculty with the development and delivery of quality online courses that support online degree programs at Georgia Southern University. The faculty receive technological and pedagogical training, consultation, and ongoing support.

Courses developed through the COL use the Folio Foundations Template. The template supports the Quality Matters Rubric, encourages sound online pedagogy, and provides faculty with the flexibility to accommodate their teaching strategies.

Quality Matters Research Seminar – April 29 & 30

Bethany Georgia Southern is pleased to announce the opportunity for faculty and administrators to learn more about Quality Matters research from a Quality Matters research expert. Dr. Bethany Simunich of Kent State University is a Quality Matters senior research colleague with the Quality Matters organization. On April 29th and 30th, Dr. Simunich will conduct seminars on Quality Matters research in Nessmith-Lane at Georgia Southern University. Learn more

Quality Matters — Workshops

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For questions about QM workshops, contact Peter Berryman at or 8-1509.

Developing and Teaching Online Courses — Workshops

Developing an online course? Faculty developing new online courses are required to participate in our course development program. Learn more
Teaching an online course? Faculty adopting existing online courses may take our 5-week course, and become certified to teach online. Learn more

What Else Can We Do For You?

  • Assist academic departments with online program development
  • Assist faculty with online course development
  • Provide faculty certification to teach online courses at GSU
  • Provide faculty technical training to teach online courses at GSU
  • Provide faculty with support for meeting Quality Matters Rubric standards
  • Provide online course reviews upon request
  • Provide consultation on best practice and online teaching strategies.


Contact Raleigh Way at, or 912-478-1351.


For questions or problems with this site, please contact Peter Berryman at