WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2015 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET
WHERE: 508 Rider Building or virtually via Adobe Connect Pro

This session will focus on the data provided to us from Coursera, Penn State’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) partner, and how we are using these data at Penn State. Bart Pursel will provide an introduction and context for the session…. Read more »

Originally Held: March 19, 2015

In this COIL Fischer Speaker Series event, Scott Klemmer shares his adventures in creating global-scale peer learning systems for formative feedback, small-group discussion, and summative assessment. In 2012, his research group collaborated with Coursera to launch the first massive-scale class with self and peer assessment. Since then, their systems have been used by more than… Read more »

As part of our COIL Perspectives series Scott Klemmer, co-founder and co-director of The Design Lab, UC San Diego, sat down with host Kyle Peck.

Each year we ask our participants a set of three questions intended to explore their thoughts related to online innovations and their impacts on learning. The 2015 questions are:

Can you describe a barrier… Read more »

A recent post, An MBA for less than $1,000, in CNN Money shares the story of a student Laurie Pickard, living in Rwanda, who is bound and determined to earn her MBA in three years for less than $1,000. She will organize her self-made MOOC MBA from the likes of Harvard, Wharton, and Yale, among other top-tier schools. I… Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the MOOCs in STEM Education: The Intentions and Motivations of Developing Country Students project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.


MOOCs present a potential opportunity for STEM workforce development, both within the U.S. and abroad. For developing country students, whose educational systems struggle with constantly changing technology, STEM MOOCs may offer a unique… Read more »