Upcoming Events

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 explore the roots, current practice, and future state of Acrobatiq, a new learning optimization company created by Carnegie Mellon University, and informed by more than… Read more »


Originally Held: August 12, 2014

The scope of change accumulating around higher education is significant. Questions exist around the future of work in a robot economy, the role of faculty in a distributed and networked future, and the broad role of universities in a society of easy access to global information and open online courses.

During this COIL Fischer… Read more »

Originally Held: September 26, 2014

This COIL Fischer Speaker Series event explores the future of higher education by surveying current trend lines. From new technologies to powerful demographics, pedagogical and institutional possibilities, we will seek what’s coming next in the present. During this presentation, Bryan Alexander uses selected trends to build several scenarios of possible university futures, ranging from the… 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 »

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