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 »

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 »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Mark Lester, Director of Partnership Development for FutureLearn (UK).

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 ask leading thinkers… Read more »

Originally Held: April 19, 2016

Now that the “over-excited breathless rhetoric” has calmed down, how should we look at MOOCs at Penn State? Content marketing? Tapas trial of courses? The next generation of corporate or continuing education? The ability to extend our subject’s message to a new audience? A living laboratory to try out new pedagogy or function? The cheapest place… Read more »

This piece was written by Rose Cameron, Director of Innovation, Outreach and Online Education as a follow-up to Dr. Jack Carroll’s COIL Conversation “Developing Critical Thinking Skills Using Critical Thinker”.

Is there any difference between how we learn alone vs as a group? Are there new questions we would ask, perspectives we would expose, and greater connections we would… Read more »