In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Prof. Donald Clark, CEO Wildfire.

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 this series, we ask leading thinkers a set of three questions… Read more »

This past week one of our COIL Fischer speakers (July of 2014), Edward Mansouri visited Penn State to gift another WeatherSTEM unit to the University. This STEM education project serves as a prime example of innovation in online education. Ed’s drive and passion serves as inspiration to improve our youth education by stimulating the natural curiosity of science and information… Read more »

One of COIL’s goals is to bring new perspectives, ideas, and expertise to our PSU community. Our COIL Fischer Speaker Series events are one way we accomplish this. Understanding that we are all very busy or may not be interested in a particular topic, I wanted to reflect on why I feel so passionate about bringing new thinking and perspectives… Read more »

This piece was written by Bart Pursel, Faculty Programs Manager – Teaching and Learning with Technology and a COIL co-director, as a follow-up to Professor Belinda Tynan’s Fischer Speaker Series presentation “Leading with Data: Impacting Change on Scale”.

Penn State was treated to a great visit from Belinda Tynan earlier this week, from the Open University. I was fortunate to… Read more »

This piece was written by Rose Cameron, Director of Innovation, Outreach and Online Education as a follow-up to Dr. Jack Carroll’s COIL Conversation “Developing Critical Thinking Skills Using Critical Thinker”.

Is there any difference between how we learn alone vs as a group? Are there new questions we would ask, perspectives we would expose, and greater connections we would… Read more »