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The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) is pleased to announce the six recipients of the 2014 Fall cycle of funding under the Research Initiation Grant Program.

The following six projects have received grants during the Fall 2014 cycle (details of each will be posted at https://coil.psu.edu in the new year):

Adaptive Teaching Model: How personality variables (self-efficacy,… Read more »

So great to see this important research project get some exposure around such an important topic. Jennifer Frank, a Penn State assistant professor, and co-principal investigator Deb Schussler are working with our TLT develop a training tool to help teachers be more effective in their interactions with victims of bullying. Frank, along with her co-principal investigator Deb Schussler, are working… Read more »

Originally Held: December 8, 2014

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 VLE content. The rationale for the experiment was to leverage the free resources available within the social media domain with the intention of adding a ‘knowledge nugget’ and… Read more »

Originally Held: December 4, 2014

This COIL Fischer Speaker Series event explores the roots, current practice, and future state of Acrobatiq, a new learning optimization company created by Carnegie Mellon University, and informed by more than 12 years of research and practice from the Open Learning Initiative.

According to Acrobatiq:

Acrobatiq represents a unique convergence of learning science, data analytics and… Read more »

Unlike conventional credentials, open digital badges can contain specific claims about learning, detailed evidence supporting those claims, and links to additional claims and evidence. This wealth of information can then circulate in digital networks and be annotated and curated by the earner. Proponents argue that this new way of recognizing learning will be both transformative and disruptive.

During this COIL… Read more »

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