Instructional Design

Originally Held: October 18, 2016

The EU funded LoCoMoTion project has been collecting and disseminating information on low-cost techniques for producing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the past 18 months. This project, led by Brian Mulligan from the Institute of Technology Sligo in Ireland, started the third delivery of it’s own MOOC, “Making MOOCs on a Budget” on the 18th… Read more »

Originally Held: February 12, 2015

The current ecosystem of collaborative tools for teaching and learning, as well as the web itself, falls short when it comes to enabling the organic growth and propagation of ideas and thought.

Ward Cunningham, the creator of wiki, has developed a new paradigm known as Federated Wiki, which fosters a “chorus of voices” approach to facilitate… Read more »

WHEN: February 27, 2015 from 9:00am – 10:00am ET (Add to Calendar)
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REGISTRATION: Not required

Join us at the next Greenfield Tech Talk as we explore the topic of Wearable Computing and the Quantified Self, and discuss its potential impact on teaching and learning.

We will be joined by three experts… Read more »

When: April 14-18, 2014 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST
Where: Online via Adobe Connect (Link will be shared after registration)
Registration: Required (

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In 2013, members of our Penn State instructional design community attended a series of webinars on MOOCs. They were disappointed to find that most of the sessions offered minimal information… Read more »

Originally Held: August 6, 2013

Through her National Teaching Fellowship (Assuring Graduate Capabilities), Dr. Oliver is engaging curriculum leaders of undergraduate courses from any discipline to work with their colleagues, industry partners, students and graduates. In this Fischer Speaker Series presentation, Dr. Oliver discusses methods to: define course-wide levels of achievement in key capabilities through standards rubrics; embed the rubrics… Read more »