COIL R&D News

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.

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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.

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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 »

Students who do not have the opportunity to travel can still experience the geography of other countries through the use of interactive video.

Last spring, Erica Smithwick, an associate professor of geography at Penn State University Park, used HapYak to create interactive video quizzes for students in an online course (GEOG 001 (GS) Global Parks and Sustainability) as part… Read more »

Every child experiences anxiety and fear at one time or another, but some children seem to experience fear more frequently than others. As part of a new project being funded by the National Institutes of Health, Penn State researchers are looking into emerging evidence of a link between fearfulness and anxiety, or lingering apprehension, in young children.

Koraly Pérez-Edgar, associate… Read more »