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Design at Large: Integrating Teaching and Experiments Online featuring Scott Klemmer

WHEN: March 19, 2015 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm EST (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library (First Floor), University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-1zP

The studio is a hallmark trait of design education and practice. Working in a shared space, students solicit each other’s help and gain wisdom by seeing their… Read more »

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WHEN: March 1, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: Schwab Auditorium or live-streaming online at http://www.tedxpsu.com/tedxpsu2015/

Now in its fifth year, the TEDxPSU mission is to bring together innovative and thought-provoking individuals from the Penn State community and the world to share ideas worth spreading. Penn State World Campus is this year’s principal partner.

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Two teams of three Penn State students each participated in the Civitas Learning Student Success Hackathon the weekend of Feb. 7 and 8, garnering both first and second prize. During the event, held at the Civitas Learning offices in Austin, Texas, students were tasked with building a product around the themes of learning analytics and student success.

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I recently read an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Innovation Alone Won’t Fix Social Problems.” One of the points of the article is how we tend to look to bright and shiny “new” innovations to fix social ills. The authors, Amanda Moore McBride and Eric Mlyn, define social innovation as,

“. . . the… Read more »

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Originally Held: February 12, 2015

The current ecosystem of collaborative tools for teaching and learning, as well as the web itself, falls short when it comes to enabling the organic growth and propagation of ideas and thought.

Ward Cunningham, the creator of wiki, has developed a new paradigm known as Federated Wiki, which fosters a “chorus of voices” approach to facilitate… Read more »

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As part of our COIL Perspectives series Brian Smith, Professor at Drexel University, sat down with host Fred Fonseca.

Each year we ask our participants a set of three questions intended to explore their thoughts related to online innovations and their impacts on learning. The 2015 questions are:

Can you describe a barrier to student learning? Without limitations of time… Read more »

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