The current ecosystem of collaborative tools for teaching and learning, as well as the web itself, falls short when it comes to enabling the organic growth and propagation of ideas and thought…. Read more »
Dr. George Siemens (with Stephen Downes) offered what is considered by most to be the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). He is currently serving as Professor and Executive Director of the “Learning Innovation & Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab” at the University of Texas Arlington, and is Co-founder and President of the Society for Learning Analytics Research.
ProSolo harnesses the transformative power of adaptive and personalized learning to unbundle degrees, programs and courses and re-aggregate in new ways that better match each student’s learning needs, interests and career goals. Arguably, ProSolo is the first integrated platform to provide learners the opportunity to customize, modify and personalize their learning journey.
Perhaps the best way to dramatically improve the quality and effectiveness of learnING is to dramatically improve the quality of learnERS!
Wait, wait… I’m not blaming learners or trying to shirk our responsibilities as professional educators. I’m simply acknowledging a point made by our two thoughtful, articulate COIL guest speakers George Siemens and Dragan Gasevic… Read more »
This is an exciting time for learning, teaching, and the technologies that will support learning and teaching. Learning through and with online tools is growing and evolving rapidly. New tools that support learners, content providers, credentialing organizations, instructional designers, and others educational professionals are emerging and under development, and the financial support for innovations in… Read more »
Welcome to COIL Perspectives! COIL has been most fortunate to have hosted some great minds and thought leaders over the past several years. Our COIL Fischer Speaker Series has enabled us to bring to Penn State (and share with our online colleagues) amazing scientists, educators, change agents, entrepreneurs and researchers. As a way to extend the benefits of these visits,… Read more »