Upcoming Events

Harnessing the Data Deluge: How to Make Learning Analytics a Part of Teaching and Learning featuring Alyssa Wise

When: July 31, 2014 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET (Add to Calendar)
Where: Foster Auditorium at Paterno Library, University Park, PA and streamed live at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
Registration: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-CC
Questions: Contact Brad Zdenek

The world is awash in data these days, but making it a useful and actionable part of the daily activities of… Read more »

Preparing for Higher Education 2030 featuring George Siemens

WHEN: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Presidents Hall, The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park, PA and online at {TBD, updates will be posted to this page}
REGISTRATION: Required at http://wp.me/P3b4X9-E0

The scope of change accumulating around higher education is significant. Questions exist around the future of… Read more »


A recent study (April, 2014) titled, Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics demonstrated the benefits of more active approaches to promoting learning, and their search terms included active learning, audience response systems, case-based learning, clickers, collaborative learning, constructivism or constructivist learning, cooperative learning, peer instruction, peers teaching, personal response device, problem-based learning,… Read more »

Originally Held: July 7, 2014
Recording Available At: https://meeting.psu.edu/p3tw0ttnupf/

The WeatherSTEM platform consumes live information to create and deliver interactive activities and assessments. The platform combines data from weather instruments, agricultural probes, web cameras, and other sensors to create immersive science education experiences and an introduction to “Big Data” and computer programming.

During this COIL Fischer Speaker Series… Read more »

I’d like to encourage all to tune in (or better yet, join us in person) to our COIL Fischer speaker, Ed Mansouri next Monday, July 7th at 1:30 in Foster auditorium in Paterno Library. Ed’s innovative approach and passion for education is contagious. Join us in person, or via ConnectPro. Details of Ed’s talk contained here. Would love… Read more »

Originally Held: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Recording Available At: https://meeting.psu.edu/p7fzaasiqze/

The prevailing ubiquitous LMS offerings focus more on teacher and administration tools than immersing the student in an enriching online learning experience they want to stay with. Many Higher Ed experiences are built from fragmented sources or borne out of jumping on the latest bandwagon, with little regard… Read more »


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