Upcoming Events

Team Projects: Assessing the Individual Student Benefit – A conversation with Dr. Joanna DeFranco

WHEN: July 15, 2015 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
WHERE: Room 221 Chambers Building, University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://goo.gl/ZTchce

The complexity of engineering problems continues to increase thus emphasizing the need for collaboration among engineers. Accordingly, teamwork can be an essential part of the engineering curriculum; especially when a course objective needs to… Read more »

Barriers or Opportunities? The Intersection of Policy and Innovation featuring Dr. Chris Bustamante

WHEN: August 11, 2015 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm EST
WHERE: Presidents Hall, The Penn Stater, University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://goo.gl/eTzwhu

There is an intersection of innovation and policy that occurs when higher education institutions seek to deliver next-generation learning models and programming that doesn’t always fit within the traditional model. This often causes disruption… Read more »

This call for proposals comes out of Microsoft Research and their very interesting HoloLens project. If you have not yet watched the promotional video describing this new device and its potential, you can do so at https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us.

In their own words:

“Microsoft believes that mixed reality can be used to create new experiences that will contribute to advances in… Read more »

COIL is proud to announce that we will be funding seven new projects this spring as part of our Research Initiation Grant (RIG) program.

“We received a great batch of strong proposals from an expanding community of faculty, staff and student researchers working to enhance learning,” said Kyle Peck, co-director of COIL and professor of education. “These projects emerged from… Read more »

We are proud to announce that the GreenDesigners: Augmented Reality Learning Experience for Sustainable Engineering Design project has received seed funding through the Center for Online Innovation in Learning’s Research Initiation Grant Program. Abstract:

GreenDesigners is a place-based, augmented mobile learning experience for sustainable engineering design. It marks a departure from previous research on technologically-enhanced, outside-school learning experiences through a… Read more »

We are proud to announce that the Exploratory Development of a Tool to Measure Learners’ Knowledge Structure in Online Learning Courses: Formative Structural Assessment project has received seed funding through the Center for Online Innovation in Learning’s Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

There are several existing automatic writing evaluation (AWE) software tools for supporting free-text responses in online courses. However,… Read more »

We are proud to announce that the Building Online Books using Open Educational Resources for Zero Cost Personalized and Collaborative Learning project has received seed funding through the Center for Online Innovation in Learning’s Research Initiation Grant Program. Abstract:

BBookX is a novel computer facilitated system that dynamically builds free open online books, based on specific user inputs. The best way… Read more »