Past Events

Originally Held: December 7, 2016

One of the biggest obstacles to scaling collaborative learning is that most people do not have the knowledge nor skills to collaborate well. Many argue that improving collaborative processes requires that groups learn how to monitor and regulate collective thinking processes, but what does this mean and what could this look like?

In this COIL conversation,… Read more »

Originally Held: December 1, 2016

Since Google began in January 1996 as a research project by two students at Stanford, the company has changed the way information is curated, discovered, and analyzed. Quickly expanding the range of online services, Google continues to pave the way for advancing content production, sharing, and collaboration.

In this COIL Conversation, we explore the trends and forces of the networked… Read more »

Originally Held: November 10, 2016

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now the most potent force in IT and will shape learning technology, allowing us to escape from the 30 year paradigm of flat, linear e-learning. During this COIL Fischer Speaker Series presentation, Professor Donald Clark debunks some myths about AI and provide real examples of AI used now in content creation, feedback, assessment… Read more »

Originally Held: October 18, 2016

The EU funded LoCoMoTion project has been collecting and disseminating information on low-cost techniques for producing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the past 18 months. This project, led by Brian Mulligan from the Institute of Technology Sligo in Ireland, started the third delivery of it’s own MOOC, “Making MOOCs on a Budget” on the 18th… Read more »

Originally Held: October 5, 2016

You’ve got an idea, now what? Find out during this fast-paced conversation with representatives from Dreamit, Invent Penn State, and the Penn State EdTech Network.

During this Fischer Speaker Series event, representatives from these groups give an overview of the place of entrepreneurship in the Higher Education context before providing specific examples of where to go, what… Read more »