Kyle Peck

Recently Kyle Peck, COIL co-director and advocate for alternative credentialing, spoke with Educause Review’s Kristi DePaul on his vision for what’s next in higher education.

“Instead of prescribing a generalized path, we could enable students to fill in gaps in knowledge, in skill sets,” Peck said. “We could validate what they can do. A number of institutions are developing programs… Read more »

WHEN: March 13, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
WHERE: Foster Auditorium (First Floor) in the Paterno Library, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/9lOd0o

The sheer volume and force of change on higher education is causing institutions to reassess long standing beliefs and assumptions about the teaching and learning enterprise.

In this COIL Conversation, Kyle Bowen and… Read more »

A study released on July 28 by UPCEA (the University Professional and Continuing Education Association), Penn State and Pearson, at the UPCEA and the American Council on Education (ACE) Summit for Online Leadership in Washington, D.C., found widespread acceptance and use of alternative credentialing programs at American colleges and universities.

The study, conducted by Jim Fong, director of UPCEA’s Center… Read more »

This past spring semester, Adelina Hristova, a doctoral student in Adult Education, was one of seven collaborators on “Exploring the communication preferences of MOOC learners and the value of preference-based groups: Is grouping enough?” published in “Educational Technology Research & Development.”

Focusing on findings of a project funded by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL), the research… Read more »

Originally Held: October 29, 2015 (as part of our Competency-Based Education Meets Higher Education event)

During this COIL Fischer Speaker Series presentation, Dr. Marni Baker Stein shares insights gained from her role in leading the University of Texas’ Institute for Transformational Learning. In that role, Dr. Baker Stein led the development of the first system-wide personalized, competency-based education program aimed at learners from… Read more »