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 »

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 »

Originally Held: April 28, 2015

When Stanford President John Hennessey declared in 2013 that “a tsunami is coming,” he was referring to the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on higher education. Now that MOOC-hysteria has died down, increasing rhetoric indicates that competency-based education (CBE) is seen by many as the new silver bullet. Still, there are many opinions… Read more »

Originally Held: April 8, 2015

As forecast in KnowledgeWorks’ Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem, education is facing a decade of deep disruption as individuals’ relationships with institutions change, new ways of facilitating learning emerge, and new social and cultural contexts affect how and why people approach learning. Future trends highlight the opportunity to create a diverse and vibrant… Read more »