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COIL is proud to announce that we will be funding four new projects this Spring 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 18 incredibly strong proposals offering innovative… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Distance Education for Additive Manufacturing project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

As additive manufacturing (AM, commonly known as 3D printing) increases in capability and industrial relevance, there is a growing demand for experienced AM practitioners to help maintain the United States’ competitiveness in design and manufacturing. However, large-scale… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the The Development of a Computer Simulated Child Abuse Screening Tool (CSI-CAST) project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

In 2015, there were 117,772 substantiated cases of child physical abuse (CPA) in the United States. Research suggests that 28% of children experience CPA during their lifetime. Before starting school, health care settings may be the… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the Leveraging Robots to Enhance Student and Staff Collaboration: An Exploration of Social, Cognitive, and Emotional Presence project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

By sponsoring virtual dialogues with students at eight Commonwealth Campuses and other students in over twenty countries during the past five years, World in Conversation (WinC) has developed into one of… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the Using Educational Data Mining to Increase Temporal Participation in Online Courses project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

This project is a 12-month research project intended to build an innovative dashboard for online courses. The new dashboard uses educational data mining techniques to provide personalized interventions at pivotal moments that should increase learner retention… Read more »