Upcoming Events

Dystopias and How to Avoid Them: From the Present to the Future of Higher Education featuring Bryan Alexander

WHEN: Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:45am – 9:45am ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Deans Hall I&II, University Park, PA, and online at http://www.pspb.org/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wcfd.psu.edu/?p=1501

This COIL Fischer Speaker Series event explores the future of higher education by surveying current trend lines. From new technologies to powerful… Read more »

2nd Annual COIL Research Symposium

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library (First Floor), University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at  http://wp.me/P3b4X9-HD

Are you interested in the cutting edge online innovation research and practices being implemented across Penn State? Do… Read more »

Open Education: The Business & Policy Case for OER featuring Dr. Cable Green

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library (First Floor), University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required. To register, please visit the general COIL Research Symposium site at http://wp.me/p3b4X9-Hq

The Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open… Read more »


Take A Look At All We Have Done!

Thank you for your part in making COIL an active community of researchers, inventors, and developers dedicated to improving learning through online innovations! We’ve had a great response to the variety of COIL programs and look forward to continuing to stimulate a culture of creativity and innovation. We are excited for… Read more »

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the keynote talk by Jeff Haywood from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Jeff was a speaker at the Annual Association of Learning Technologies (ALT) conference, a UK-based technology in higher-education organization. Jeff was insightful, practical and obviously knows his domain! Instead of providing my own summary of Jeff’s comments I’ll point to… Read more »

Great keynote this morning by Catherine Cronin, National University of Ireland, Galway, titled “Navigating the Marvellous: Openness in Education,” at the Association for Learning Technologies conference in Warwick, UK. She builds her thoughts upon a poem by Seamus Heany titled, “Lightenings.” For the “others,” those who are new to the environment, they need room to breathe in… Read more »

Originally Held: July 31, 2014
Recording Available At: https://meeting.psu.edu/p12zq046vt2/
Copy of the Presentation Available At: https://psu.box.com/s/ptnvy43k2yso99h2gh0u

The world is awash in data these days, but making it a useful and actionable part of the daily activities of higher education remains a challenge. Over the last few years learning analytics have made great strides to improve algorithms… Read more »

A recent study (April, 2014) titled, Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics demonstrated the benefits of more active approaches to promoting learning, and their search terms included active learning, audience response systems, case-based learning, clickers, collaborative learning, constructivism or constructivist learning, cooperative learning, peer instruction, peers teaching, personal response device, problem-based learning,… Read more »

COIL Event Request

Please use this form to request a COIL sponsored event. Let us know what subjects you are interested in related to innovation in online learning or just let us know about dynamic speakers you would be interested in bringing to PSU.
  • Please provide a short description of your requested topic or speaker. If you are aware of any speakers that can address your requested topic (or if you would like to volunteer to host your own COIL Conversation) please provide that information here.