Upcoming Events

Funding Online Innovation to Improve Student Learning – What COIL Can Do for You

WHEN: February 11, 2016 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST
WHERE: E244 Olmsted Building at Penn State Harrisburg (No Live Stream)
REGISTRATION: Not Required

Do you have an innovative idea that has the potential to improve learning? Do you need support for that idea, whether in the form of financial support, advocacy, connections to the right people, or simply a platform… Read more »

On Demand Peer Assistance for Students – A conversation with the Crunch App’s Student Development Team

WHEN: February 12, 2016 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
WHERE: The Penn State Room (Perkins Building) at Penn State Berks and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://goo.gl/xrjRI4

As part of this year’s fall HackPSU event, the Penn State EdTech Network and COIL co-sponsored an educational technology (EdTech) themed challenge in which participants were asked to think of a… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Simon Tindall, Head of New Business at the Open University Worldwide.

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.

Throughout this series, we… Read more »

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering and an affiliate faculty member of computer science and engineering, is the principal investigator of one of four proposals selected by Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) to receive research dollars through its Research Initiation Grant Program. A total of 30 proposals were submitted to COIL… Read more »

Originally Held: January 19, 2016

In the UK, adults now spend more time on mobile devices than sleeping. Technology is changing how people shop, consume news, and search for new knowledge and information. This isn’t just while seated at a computer or in front of a newspaper anymore, it’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And for those… Read more »

Neyda M. Abreu, an associate professor of earth sciences at Penn State DuBois, is working on a project funded by a COIL Research Initiation Grant that is using imaging technology and electron microscopy techniques to create detailed, interactive images of geologic sites like Raystown.

The images, which will include photos taken from several viewpoints, will allow students to interact… Read more »

David L. Hall passed away unexpectedly December 26th, 2015. Many have written of David’s impact on those he touched and his accomplishments as a scholar and institutional leader. Dave, as he was known to friends, also played a pivotal role in the creation of a center for examining the impact and promise of online education. I wanted to briefly… Read more »