Upcoming Events

EAB’s Vantage on an Evolving Higher Ed Landscape featuring Melanie Ho

WHEN: February 28, 2017 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm EST
WHERE: Foster Auditorium (First Floor) in the Paterno Library, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/P1krQz

Reflections and Discussion on the Role of Professional, Continuing, and Online Ed

Melanie Ho, Executive Director of EAB, will lead this COIL Fischer Speaker Series discussion on the major trends effecting higher… Read more »

Transformational Forces in Higher Education and the PSU Response – A conversation with Kyle Bowen & Kyle Peck

WHEN: March 13, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
WHERE: Foster Auditorium (First Floor) in the Paterno Library, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/9lOd0o

The sheer volume and force of change on higher education is causing institutions to reassess long standing beliefs and assumptions about the teaching and learning enterprise.

In this COIL Conversation, Kyle Bowen and… Read more »

Mass Customization, Personalization, and Systems Change – A conversation with Dr. Thomas Butler & Dr. Erik Orndorff

WHEN: March 14, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
WHERE: 313 Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/tf5q7Q

Mass Customization/personalization in education implies placing the learner at the center of the learning ecosystem. By radically centering the ecosystem around the learner, certain assumptions (or weight-bearing walls) about education are questioned. The role of grades, grade levels and… Read more »

Digital Storytelling Through Interactive Video – A conversation with Dr. Erica Smithwick

WHEN: March 16, 2017 from 10:30am – 11:30am EST
WHERE: 313 Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/Pqewsy

Exploration and learning about sustainability is a rapidly evolving aspect of undergraduate educational experiences. In this COIL Conversation, Dr. Erica Smithwick will discuss the application of two forms of interactive video (tagging, and embedded video quizzes) as a… Read more »

Educational Neuroscience and Personalization of Learning – A conversation with Dr. Pasha Antonenko

WHEN: March 20, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
WHERE: 409H Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/XNiG4o

In this COIL Conversation, Dr. Antonenko joins us virtually to discuss the pros and cons of using cognitive neuroscience frameworks and methods relative to the study of learning and personalization of education. These frameworks include Electroencephalography (EEG), functional Near… Read more »

Recently Kyle Peck, COIL co-director and advocate for alternative credentialing, spoke with Educause Review’s Kristi DePaul on his vision for what’s next in higher education.

“Instead of prescribing a generalized path, we could enable students to fill in gaps in knowledge, in skill sets,” Peck said. “We could validate what they can do. A number of institutions are developing programs… Read more »

WHEN: February 27, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: Outreach Building Lobby, University Park, PA*
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/zclpm6

Sponsored by Whitlock, the Educational Technology Showcase will be an all-day showcase featuring some of today’s latest technologies from the companies listed below. Guests are encouraged to interact with representatives in both the “trade show” setting of the lobby as well as… Read more »

COIL is proud to announce that we will be funding two new projects this Fall as part of our Research Initiation Grant (RIG) program.

“We were once again provided a glimpse into the innovative work being pursued across our University. ,” said Brad Zdenek, Innovation Strategist for COIL. “During this round we received 21 incredibly strong proposals offering innovative solutions… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the Beyond Data Dashboards: The Effects of Social Performance Visualizations on Learner Progress and Peer-to-Peer Interaction project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

This project uses shared visual representations of real time, in-course, student activity and performance data to increase learners’ engagement with course materials, and to increase help-seeking and help-giving behaviors in both online… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the Supporting Success through Educational Technology Innovations: Prompting Students’ Self-Regulated Learning project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

This project targets a new innovative instruction and learning app. The app was conceptualized, designed, and developed through a collaborative TLT fellowship during 2015-2016 academic year and is in early use and continued development during the 2016-2017… Read more »