Upcoming Events

Adaptive Learning and the Quest to Improve Undergraduate Education featuring Eric Frank

WHEN: Thursday, December 4 from 10:00am – 11:30am ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Foster Auditorium, 1st Floor Paterno Library, University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-1s1

This COIL Fischer Speaker Series event will explore the roots, current practice, and future state of Acrobatiq, a new learning optimization company created by Carnegie Mellon University, and informed by more than… Read more »

Teaching by Twitter … a view on mLearning: A conversation with Andrew Smith

WHEN: December 8, 2014 from 10:00am – 11:00am ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: 329 Innovation Boulevard, Room 413, University Park and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-1tu

The Cisco Networking module team at the Open University has been experimenting with the inclusion of social media tools as a method of extending learning beyond… Read more »


Yesterday I attended a MOOC Research Cluster session organized by two of our COIL co-directors, Kyle Peck and Bart Pursel. Over 20 individuals who are involved in or have interest in what we are learning from experiences in MOOCs. Three COIL-funded PIs presented on their projects and what they are examining and learning from their research projects. It was a… Read more »

Originally Held: October 16, 2014

The Internet, increasingly affordable computing, open licensing, open access journals and open educational resources provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right. Yet before we break the “iron triangle” of access, cost and quality with new models, we need to develop sustainable open business models with open… Read more »

Originally Held: October 10, 2014

Google, Facebook, and Amazon track our every move online and use our personal data to customize ads and product recommendations, and the extent of their knowledge about us borders on creepy. But as an institution, Penn State also collect an enormous amount of data about our students, starting when they apply for admission and continuing… Read more »

The 2015 TLT Symposium is pleased to share a new and exciting twist to this year’s event by offering the Open Innovation Challenge. It’s a high-profile speaking opportunity to present the best your innovative and imaginative mind has to offer about anything that enhances teaching and learning in higher education.

Select innovators will get the chance to showcase their ideas… Read more »

In order to capitalize on continued interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from a research perspective, Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) is creating a MOOC Research Cluster. To start the process, TLT is planning on four MOOC research meetings (fall, winter, spring, summer) that are open to anyone in the Penn State community interested in MOOC research. The… Read more »

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