Learning Design

COIL is proud to support the Beyond Data Dashboards: The Effects of Social Performance Visualizations on Learner Progress and Peer-to-Peer Interaction project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.


This project uses shared visual representations of real time, in-course, student activity and performance data to increase learners’ engagement with course materials, and to increase help-seeking and help-giving behaviors in both… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Marni Baker Stein, Chief Innovation Officer at The University of Texas System – Institute for Transformational Learning.

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… 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)
WHERE: Online at http://meeting.psu.edu/PSULDC
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: October 14, 2014 from 9:30am – 10:30am ET (Add to Calendar)
WHERE: Online at http://meeting.psu.edu/PSULDC
REGISTRATION: Not required

UAVs or “drones” have been sneaking their way into the language and expressions of popular culture, but are we taking them seriously yet as tools with the potential to impact teaching and learning in higher education?… Read more »