Upcoming Events

The Future of Education: Collaborating with Scary Monsters and Super Creeps featuring Professor Mark Brown

WHEN: August 9, 2016 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm EST
WHERE: The Executive Room, The Penn Stater, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/E39GzO

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… Read more »

Innovations in Faculty Development Workshop

WHEN: August 12, 2016 from 9:00am – 1:00pm EST
WHERE: 115 A&B in the 329 Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/VBZGkT

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… Read more »

COIL’s Innovation Strategist, Brad Zdenek, discusses institutional research on Oregon State University’s Research in Action Podcast.

We focus on leveraging the capacity that’s already here at Penn State. The research that’s already being done, the development projects that are already happening, the great work that’s being done by faculty, staff and students across the university and seeing what we… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Sidney D’Mello, Associate Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame.

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.

Throughout… Read more »

Originally Held: July 8, 2016

Sidney D’Mello, Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, conducts research to explore the complex interplay between cognitive and affective states (e.g., confusion, frustration, mind wandering) during learning. He leverages the insights gained in that work to develop technologies that coordinate what learners think and feel in addition to what they know and do. During… Read more »

A study released on July 28 by UPCEA (the University Professional and Continuing Education Association), Penn State and Pearson, at the UPCEA and the American Council on Education (ACE) Summit for Online Leadership in Washington, D.C., found widespread acceptance and use of alternative credentialing programs at American colleges and universities.

The study, conducted by Jim Fong, director of UPCEA’s Center… Read more »

This past spring semester, Adelina Hristova, a doctoral student in Adult Education, was one of seven collaborators on “Exploring the communication preferences of MOOC learners and the value of preference-based groups: Is grouping enough?” published in “Educational Technology Research & Development.”

Focusing on findings of a project funded by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL), the research… Read more »