Upcoming Events

COIL Research Initiation Grant Informational Webinars

WHEN: Tuesday, October 21 from 11:00am – 12:00pm ET with a repeat session being held Wednesday, October 22 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
WHERE: Online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil

COIL is proud to announce a call for proposals for our Fall 2014 Research Initiation Grants (RIGs). These seed grants are designed to stimulate research and development in areas related to online… Read more »

Using Online Learning Technology to Support Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases: A conversation with Dr. Gene Lengerich

WHEN: October 24, 2014 from 10:00am – 11:00am ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: 324 Outreach Building, University Park and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-LT

The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa has challenged homeland security, public health, and medical care. Ministers of Health in affected and unaffected countries have cited the need for public… Read more »

Open Digital Badges in Canvas, Course Builder, edX, and Blackboard – A conversation with Dr. Daniel Hickey

WHEN: November 5, 2014 from 11:00am – 12:00pm ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: 215 IST Building and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-1rf

Unlike conventional credentials, open digital badges can contain specific claims about learning, detailed evidence supporting those claims, and links to additional claims and evidence. This wealth of information can then circulate in digital… Read more »

Adaptive Learning and the Quest to Improve Undergraduate Education featuring Eric Frank

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Foster Auditorium, 1st Floor Paterno Library, University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-1s1

This COIL Fischer Speaker Series event will focus on Acrobatiq, a new learning optimization company born out of Carnegie Mellon University’s long history in cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and software… Read more »


This Wednesday, October 22, PSU Alum, innovator and educator Ed Mansouri will be installing a WeatherSTEM unit at the Penn State Arboretum at the University Park campus. Ed even went as far to have the unit decked out in PSU colors! Dr. Barron dedicates the unit at 2:00 pm. Ed’s reconnected with PSU this summer as a COIL Fischer… Read more »

Zimmerman, H. T., Land, S. M., Seely, B. J.,  Mohney, M. R,  Choi, G. W.,  & McClain, L. R. (2014). Supporting conceptual understandings outdoors: Findings from the Tree Investigators mobile project. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference for the Learning Sciences.  Vol 2, Pp. 1067-1071. PDF available at http://sites.psu.edu/augmentedlearning/publications/.

Carleen Maitland, an associate professor at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Principal Investigator for the MOOCs in STEM Education: The intentions and motivations of developing country students Research Initiation Grant (RIG), and Eric Obeysekare, an IST doctoral student, will be presenting to… Read more »

COIL and TLT are about to deploy a tool designed to build community and develop connections based on the research interests of faculty, staff, and students who are interested in online innovations in learning.

The system works by having people fill out a four part profile indicating their role, areas of expertise, areas of professional interest, topics they wold like… Read more »

WHEN: October 14, 2014 from 9:30am – 10:30am ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Online at http://meeting.psu.edu/PSULDC
REGISTRATION: Not required

UAVs or “drones” have been sneaking their way into the language and expressions of popular culture, but are we taking them seriously yet as tools with the potential to impact teaching and learning in higher education?… Read more »

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