Upcoming Events

Student Data: Who owns it and how is it being used? A discussion of opportunities, ethics, and privacy

WHEN: October 10, 2014 from 11:00am – 12:00pm ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: 313 Keller Building, University Park and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-VO

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…. 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 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 »

Using Online Learning Technology to Support Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases: A conversation with Dr. Gene Lengerich

WHEN: October 24, 2014 from 10:00am – 11:00am ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: 324 Outreach Building, University Park and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-LT

The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa has challenged homeland security, public health, and medical care. Ministers of Health in affected and unaffected countries have cited the need for public… Read more »


Kyle Peck, professor of education and co-director of the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) and Chris Gamrat, a doctoral student and instructional designer in the College of Information Sciences and Technology will be receiving a $500,000 subcontract from Texas State University, the recipient of a larger grant from NASA to provide professional development for teachers using NASA-related science,… Read more »

Kyle Bowen of the TLT (and a COIL Co-Director) at Penn State does a great job of outlining four emerging trends in higher education for a recent EDUCAUSE interview. Well worth the listen, Kyle has great insights!

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 »

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.