Future of Education

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Simon Tindall, Head of New Business at the Open University Worldwide.

Perspectives is a video interview series developed by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University exploring emerging trends and forces in higher education with thought leaders from the world of online innovations.

Throughout this series, we… Read more »

Originally Held: January 19, 2016

In the UK, adults now spend more time on mobile devices than sleeping. Technology is changing how people shop, consume news, and search for new knowledge and information. This isn’t just while seated at a computer or in front of a newspaper anymore, it’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And for those… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Amin Qazi, Executive Director of Unizin.

Perspectives is a video interview series developed by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University exploring emerging trends and forces in higher education with thought leaders from the world of online innovations.

Each year we ask our participants a set of three… Read more »

Originally Held: October 19, 2015

Higher education is facing a crisis of access, quality, and outcomes. Across the country, universities have invested in similar initiatives to reform their models of course design, delivery, measurement, and improvement. Penn State, a Founding Investor of Unizin, has been active in exploring solutions to these issues as well. Unizin, a University-owned consortium focused on improving… Read more »

As part of our COIL Perspectives series Barbara Bichelmeyer, Senior Director, Indiana University Office of Online Education, sat down with host Larry Ragan.

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 to student learning?… Read more »