COIL is proud to have supported the Designing “Soft Skills” Training for an Online Global Community project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.
This grant initiates the first phase of a three-phase project in which World in Conversation Center will offer online instruction to a global community of learners on “how to create conversations that matter.” For this purpose, the Center will pair interactive learning modules with the BlueJeans video conferencing platform to maximize student engagement. Successful completion of this introductory course will include an electronic badge that will make use of Penn State’s L3 badging platform. The accompanying research will track personalized patterns of learner choices and decision-making strategies that will serve as a building block for effectively developing the second and third phases of this online project–basic and advanced facilitation skills training.
Dr. Laurie Mulvey
Executive Director, World in Conversation Center