Upcoming Events

Unizin & the Future of Digital Education featuring Amin Qazi

WHEN: October 19, 2015 from 10:00am – 11:30am EST
WHERE: Foster Auditorium (First Floor) in Paterno Library, University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://goo.gl/dvhn6o

Higher education is facing a crisis of access, quality, and outcomes. Across the country, universities have invested in similar initiatives to reform their models of course design, delivery, measurement, and improvement. Penn… Read more »

Competency-Based Education Meets Higher Education | Presentation and Workshop

WHEN: October 29, 2015 from 9:00am – 3:00pm EST
WHERE: Room 207 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Innovation Park, PA
REGISTRATION: Required at http://goo.gl/9zkfr5

In the face of increasing costs and student debt, interest in competency-based education (CBE) is mounting, fueled by the need to reduce cost and time to completion, and the desire to curb high college… Read more »

A Badging Update in Higher Education – A conversation with Daniel Hickey

WHEN: November 5, 2015 from 10:00am – 11:00am EST
WHERE: 221 Chambers Building, University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://goo.gl/eSX2HD

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 networks and be… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Debbie Cavalier, Vice President for Online Learning/CEO Berklee Online.

Perspectives is a video interview series developed by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University exploring emerging trends and forces in higher education with thought leaders from the world of online innovations.

Each year we ask our participants a… Read more »

Interactive Videos in Online Learning, a project funded during COIL’s Spring 2015 round of Research Initiation Grants, is using interactive videos in an online general education course to help students understand how park landscapes and people interact. The course, Global Parks and Sustainability (GEOG 001), will be taught online in spring 2016 by Erica Smithwick, associate professor of geography… Read more »

Originally Held: September 23, 2015

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. Berklee Online, the online continuing education division of Berklee, has been teaching contemporary music and music-related studies online for 13 years. The mission of Berklee Online… Read more »

Conrad Tucker, one of our COIL RIG recipients and a TLT Fellow, is hosting the first in a series of meetings around Virtual Reality. Specifically, we hope to bring members of the VR community at PSU together to share examples of current projects utilizing VR, and identify possible collaborative projects and research opportunities in the future. If you’re interested in attending,… Read more »

The Center for Online Innovation in Learning is requesting your help as a reviewer for our Fall 2015 Research Initiation Grant cycle.  If you have interest in and/or experience with online innovation related to teaching and learning, please consider this important opportunity.

If you agree to review proposals for us, you will be asked to review three to six proposals. The… Read more »