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Center of
Online Learning

The Staff of the Center of Online Learning

Office Information

Location:  200A Schuster Student Success Center (formerly Academic Center for Excellence, which moved to Woodall Hall)
E-mail:onlinelearning@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8699

Help after hours:  1-855-772-0423.

COOL Staff members

Full-Time Staff

Jon Haney

Jon Haney
LMS Administrator & Trainer
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 205B
E-mail: haney_jon@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8642

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • CongarVIEW Administrator
  • GOVIEW Administrator
  • Collaborate Administrator
  • Respondus Administrator
  • Kaltura Administrator
  • COOL Technology Coordinator
  • Troubleshooting student and faculty issues with CV

Jennifer Knott

Jennifer Knott
Director
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 214
E-mail: knott_jennifer@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8695

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Director of COOL
  • Instructional Design
  • QM Coordinator
  • Training Coordinator
  • Administration of DL Grants
  • Project Management

Japheth Koech

Japheth Koech
eLearning Specialist
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 205C
E-mail: koech_japheth@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8698

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Co-administration, training, and support of LMS/eLearning tools
  • Training, workshop, and consultations services
  • Design, development, and production of instructional designs services
  • Course design, development, creation, and conversion
  • Research of design strategies and technologies

Ann NewLand

Ann NewLand
Online Course Accessibility Specialist
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 204
E-mail: newland_ann@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8530

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design, development, and production of UDL and accessible design services
  • Training, workshop, consultation, and support services
  • Research of accessibility laws, standards, and best practices for compliance
  • Online course review for accessibility compliance
  • Captioning services and analysis

Kimberly Stokes

Kimberly Stokes
Instructional Designer & Trainer
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 205A
E-mail: stokes_kimberly@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8647

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Applies instructional theories and models in the development and implementation of online course content
  • Works with SMEs to design measurable course objectives and assessments
  • Works with multimedia development tools
  • Training, workshop, and consultations services

Raquel Aponte's likeness in photograph

Raquel Aponte
Administrative Coordinator and Proctoring Coordinator
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 211
E-mail: aponte_raquel@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8699

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Department Administrative Assistant
  • Proctoring Coordinator
  • Captioning Services
  • Accounting

Randy Garver

Randall Garver
Assistant Director
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 212
E-mail: garver_randall@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-565-1194

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee COOL projects and online learning initiatives
  • Support faculty and institutional administrators
  • Departmental website management
  • Leadership of student workers
  • Collection of data and assessment to achieve educational goals



Part-Time Staff

Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva
Graduate Assistant
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 200
E-mail: rodriguesdasilva_thiagohenriqu@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8530

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Website content management
  • Video captioning to meet accessibility standards
  • CougarView administration
  • Creating accessible webpages/training materials
  • Other tasks as assigned

Wesley McGill

Wesley McGill
Student Assistant
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 205D
E-mail: mcgill_wesley@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8699

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Video captioning to meet accessibility standards
  • Meeting, conference call, and Skype room preparations
  • Customer service and guidance
  • Assisting COOL staff to provide faculty support

Helen Vivien

Helene Vivien
Student Assistant
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 211
E-mail: vivien_helene@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8699

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Website content management
  • Video captioning to meet accessibility standards
  • CougarView administration
  • Creating accessible webpages/training materials
  • Other tasks as assigned

Randolph Prather Jr.

Randolph Prather Jr.
Student Assistant
Location: Schuster Student Success Center, Room 205D
E-mail: prather_randolph@columbusstate.edu
Phone: 706-507-8699

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Video captioning to meet accessibility standards
  • Meeting, conference call, and Skype room preparations
  • Customer service and guidance
  • Assisting COOL staff to provide faculty support