New technologies and new media have rapidly changed the way students access information and learn outside the classroom. For better or worse, the pace of change inside our universities has occurred much more slowly. The learning… Read more »
These past few weeks I have had the pleasure and honor of experiencing a wide variety of engagements in and around innovation, transformative thinking, and new partnerships toward the future of higher education. On November 2, along with my colleague Jon Nese of Penn State’s meteorology department and Weather World fame, we hosted a summit of educators, agricultural and… Read more »
A team of three students from Penn State Berks competed against more than 200 of their classmates in HackPSU and won impressive opportunities from the Penn State EdTech Network and the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL).
The November HackPSU event hosted 250 Penn State students at Penn State’s University Park campus. This 24-hour internal hackathon powered by Innoblue… Read more »
In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Daniel Hickey, Professor and Program Coordinator of the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University
Perspectives is a video interview series developed by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University exploring emerging trends and forces in higher education with thought leaders from the world of online innovations.
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… Read more »
We continue to see complex, globally relevant, human-environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability, and food security, in the news and being debated at the ballot boxes. Unfortunately, the importance of these issues is often undermined by the difficulty in interpreting and communicating their relevance to our lives and the many ways in which they manifest in local contexts. This… Read more »