Fall 2013

COIL is proud to have supported the Tree Investigators: Using Augmented Reality and Mobile Computers Outdoors project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

Tree Investigators is a 12-month research project on how mobile computers can support engagement with the life sciences in people’s communities. Specifically, we compare forms of technologically enhanced facilitation in regard to supporting learners to think scientifically at… Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the Analysis of Factors Affecting Student Learning Outcomes in a MOOC by In-Depth Exploration of the Penn State “Creativity, Innovation, and Change” (CIC) Course project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

The Penn State CIC MOOC was delivered from September 1 through October 31, 2013, to 129,000 enrollees, which made it the sixth largest MOOC… Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the Teaching Science Labs Online: Development and Validation of an Instructional Model Enabled by Google Glass project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

Being able to teach science labs online is a tantalizing idea because it enables students at a distance to develop practical skills of science and empowers faculty to transfer their face-to-face courses… Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the Exploring Scholarly Discourse in MOOC Discussion Forums project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to draw both praise and scrutiny from a variety of sources, from mainstream media outlets to faculty senate committees. One focal point is the low completion rate, typically in the range of 7-12%. However,… Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the Using Artificial Intelligence to Accelerate Student Mastery of Effective Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

Nearly one in three students in the United States today is negatively impacted by bullying. Teachers can play a critical role in stopping bullying-related violence. However, a majority of teachers report they are reluctant to… Read more »