Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event | Challenging Students to Step Up on the Pathway to Possibility through Education featuring Mark Milliron

When: April 17, 2014 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
Where: Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library (First Floor), University Park, PA and online via MediaSite Live (http://goo.gl/gs2gDK)
Registration: Not Required

What do we need to expect of students and the education systems that serve them if we want education to continue to be an economic, social, and personal game… Read more »

Upcoming Webinar Series | MOOCs by Design – A focus on the MOOC creation process

When: April 14-18, 2014 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST
Where: Online via Adobe Connect (Link will be shared after registration)
Registration: Required (http://bydesign.tlt.psu.edu/)

In 2013, members of our Penn State instructional design community attended a series of webinars on MOOCs. They were disappointed to find that most of the sessions offered minimal information for instructional designers or other professionals who… Read more »


Great story here of a PSU grad (David Rusenko-Class of 2007, information sciences and technology), co-founder and CEO of Weebly with a vision and determination to make things happen. He speaks of what it takes to fire up the entrepreneurial engine, perseverance! At COIL we’ve been thinking of our role in stimulating this type of innovation!

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET
Where: 112 Borland Building, University Park, PA and online at http://meeting.psu.edu/clickers
Registration: Required at http://portal.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=810955&paCode=PA0002#

Mats Selen, co-inventor of the i>clicker student response system, has been working to improve the Intro to Physics curriculum at the University of Illinois since 1993. Come hear Mats discuss how he… Read more »

Originally Held: April 3, 2014
Recording Available At: https://meeting.psu.edu/p6rvji7tenb/

In this COIL Conversation we talked with Chris Stubbs, Project Manager for Penn State’s digital badging platform, a new platform that will facilitate the implementation of digital badging across Penn State. After a brief overview on the topic of badging, we discussed the challenges and opportunities this technology presents for Penn… Read more »

Originally Held: April 2, 2014
Recording Available At: https://meeting.psu.edu/p7ab3z4yw3v/

Blended learning and flipped classroom experiences are concepts that are being promoted to enhance student learning and student learning experiences. Especially for technology and method oriented courses the advantages are manifold: core concepts and techniques can be (pre-) digested by students at their own pace, at their own favorite time, and,… Read more »

One take away from the Coursera Partner’s MOOC Conference was the expression of impact of MOOCs on the surrounding communities of the participants. MOOCs as change agents you might call it. The idea presented was that individuals who took MOOCs were required to complete a summary or capstone project. Stories of several of these individuals and the impact they made… 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.