Upcoming Events

Higher Ed in the New Learning Economy: Reclaiming Value in an Era of Accountability featuring Carla Hickman

WHEN: September 8, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:30am EST
WHERE: Outreach Building Lobby, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/E7GcEy

The steady drumbeat of critiques against higher education’s value as both a public and private good have led many university leaders to ask—where must we do a better job articulating the value of what we offer… Read more »

Originally Held: August 12, 2016

One of the critical factors to student success in any learning format is the skill and faculty of the instructor. Regardless of the title, the leader of the educational experience plays a key role in guiding, managing, and directing student learning. Meeting the continual and life long professional development needs of faculty requires attention to the… Read more »

Originally Held: August 9, 2016

In this COIL Fischer Speaker Series presentation, Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning, confronts and uncovers some of the “scary monsters” and “super creeps” hidden within new and emerging, unbundled models of higher education. Who are the scary monsters? Where can they be found? What nightmares are they telling us about the… Read more »

“Networked, Real Time Translation of 3D Mesh Data to Immersive Virtual Reality Environments,” a paper authored by five Penn State engineers, will receive a best paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference – Virtual Environments and Systems.

Published for the conference, the paper highlights research investigating how the real-time creation… Read more »

Ann Clements, associate professor and the Graduate Program Chair for Music Education in Penn State’s School of Music, is exploring how a virtual reality classroom featuring artificial intelligence (AI) “students” can be used as a training tool for pre-service student teachers.

Clements worked with members of TLT to develop this AI classroom prototype, known as First Class. Utilizing rows of… Read more »

The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology  (http://sites.psu.edu/scherflab/) is seeking applicants for several new full time staff positions to work on an educational game supported as part of the COIL Research Initiation Grant Program. The game is deigned to teach individuals with autism social skills. The game involves immersive & interactive environments for our detective-themed… Read more »