Office of Online Learning

Our mission is to facilitate excellence in teaching by empowering faculty to teach engaging classes. No matter what the learning modality, we’re here to help our faculty utilize cutting-edge technology combined with the latest advances in instructional design and delivery.

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Upcoming Webinars

Art as a Tool for Empathic Teaching: Friday, February 3, 10:00-11:00 AM (Virtual Event)
Hosted by Cris Scorza and Dyeemah Simmons, Whitney Museum of American Art
Register and find out more here

Save the Date! Details and registration for upcoming Teaching Matters Virtual Event sessions coming soon

    • The New College Classroom: Friday, March 10, 2:00-3:00 PM
    • Environmental Justice Across Spaces: Friday, April 28, 10:00-11:00 AM
    • Teaching and Learning with Transformative Texts: Friday, May 12, 2:00-3:00 PM

Meet the team

Sergio Costa
Director, Office of Online Learning & Interim Assistant Dean for Digital Learning, Marketing and Communications

Dr. Sergio Costa teaches courses in social behavioral health and policy at CUNY SPH. His research interests include ​digital innovation in pedagogy, educational technology, future of workforce and education, political and social science approaches to public health inquiry and related areas. Before joining CUNY SPH, Dr. Costa was Director of Distance Learning at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Public Health, and worked several years at Pearson Education on innovative educational services for college students.

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Laura Meoli-Ferrigon
Academic Technology Specialist & Host/Producer of the Making Public Health Personal Podcast

Laura Meoli-Ferrigon holds an M.S. in Instructional Design & Delivery from Manhattan College and a B.A. in Film & TV Production from CUNY Brooklyn College. Laura assists faculty with course development, instructional design support, and is an integral part of the school’s innovation in education and creative projects. She is a seasoned educator, filmmaker, podcast host, and author with over a decade of experience. Her achievements include a NY Emmy Award, seven Telly Awards and multiple film festival wins.

Need help?

​We facilitate live training sessions for faculty to assist with course development, design and/or technical issues. Register for our upcoming Blackboard & pedagogical events above, or reach out to set up a 1-on-1 tutorial. You can also browse our blog for tutorials and find answers to FAQs below.

Helpful Resources for Faculty

Looking for something else? Browse our faculty resources blog for tutorials and updates, take a look at the multimedia content our office produces, or feel free to contact us.

In case you missed it...

View replays of our live tutorials that you may have missed on our Faculty Resources Blog, or watch our most recent tutorial here.

We want to hear from you!