Upcoming Events

The Once & Future University: How the Internet is Changing the Academy and How We May Respond – A conversation with Barbara Bichelmeyer

WHEN: April 28, 2015 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
WHERE: Room 313 Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://wp.me/P3b4X9-1EY

When Stanford President John Hennessey declared in 2013 that “a tsunami is coming,” he was referring to the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on higher education. Now that MOOC-hysteria has died down,… Read more »

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From One Class to Millions: Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Engagement – A conversation with Dr. Charles Miller

WHEN: April 30, 2015 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
WHERE: 409 Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://wp.me/P3b4X9-1EC

Dr. Charles Miller, Executive Director and Professor of the Institute for Design Innovation (College of Education and Human Development – University of Minnesota) and Co-founder/Chief Design Officer of Vidku, will share a narrative of design, transformation, and… Read more »

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Student Engagement and Blended Learning: What’s the Connection? featuring Dr. Norm Vaughan

WHEN: May 13, 2015 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
WHERE: Online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://behrend-elearn.psu.edu/events/registration

How does a blended approach to teaching and learning impact student engagement and success?

This session, co-sponsored by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and COIL, will feature Dr. Norm Vaughan, Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, as he attempts to answer the question above… Read more »

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Building a K-12 Blended Learning Program – A conversation with Rich Kiker

WHEN: May 26, 2015 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
WHERE: Room 221 Chambers Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://goo.gl/ChFWKZ

Palisades School District in Kintnersville, PA has had recognized  success in establishing a K-12 blended and online learning program focused on meeting the needs for all learners. The program focuses on personalization, freeing up time and… Read more »

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Originally Held: April 8, 2015

As forecast in KnowledgeWorks’ Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem, education is facing a decade of deep disruption as individuals’ relationships with institutions change, new ways of facilitating learning emerge, and new social and cultural contexts affect how and why people approach learning. Future trends highlight the opportunity to create a diverse and vibrant… Read more »

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Originally Held: April 6, 2015

This unique, COIL co-sponsored event offered an opportunity to engage in a conversation with Neal Stimler, digital asset specialist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and some of PSU’s most progressive thinkers* on a variety of topics, including digital aesthetics; the sense of being in a digital and physical world; and where digital technology and a life of awareness,… Read more »

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Giddy isn’t usually a word used in association with academia. During the 2 day symposium on Digital Aesthetics with Neal Stimler from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, giddy was alive and well. Giddiness around passionate people meeting others committed to the expansion and evolution of art. Giddiness over delving deeply into conceptual areas like Onlife and Isness. The childlike… Read more »

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The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) is proud to announce a call for proposals for our Spring 2015 Research Initiation Grants (RIGs). These seed grants are designed to stimulate research and development in areas related to online innovation with a direct impact on teaching and learning.  Teams including faculty, staff, and/or students are invited to seek funding… Read more »

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In my opinion, one of the best COIL Conversations in our brief history has been, “Student Data: Who owns it and how is it being used?”  Hosted by Chris Millet and featuring panelists Simon Hooper, Bart Pursel, Crystal Ramsay, and Rayne Sperling, this conversation demonstrated our community’s deep interest in and concern for the uses made of student… Read more »

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