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Originally Held: July 15, 2015

The complexity of engineering problems continues to increase thus emphasizing the need for collaboration among engineers. Accordingly, teamwork can be an essential part of the engineering curriculum; especially when a course objective needs to model complex real world problems. During this COIL Conversation, Dr. Joanna F. DeFranco, assistant professor of software engineering at Penn State Great Valley, discusses… Read more »

From PSU News:

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — At Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and many other institutions of learning, an increasing number of classes are being conducted in a blended learning format. Blended courses are classes where a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by Web-based online learning. Marcela Borge, a senior research associate/instructor… Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the MOOCs in STEM Education: The Intentions and Motivations of Developing Country Students project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

MOOCs present a potential opportunity for STEM workforce development, both within the U.S. and abroad. For developing country students, whose educational systems struggle with constantly changing technology, STEM MOOCs may offer a unique… Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the Scalable Assessment in MOOC Courses project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have arisen prominently since 2011. Many of these courses

have greater than 50,000 students enrolled, and thus assessment has critical challenges, including 1) scalability of assessment for so many students, and 2) course engagement and completion…. Read more »

COIL is proud to have supported the uJudge – An Online Peer Review Tool project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

In large enrollment university courses instructors often find it challenging to provide students with content-appropriate problems and provide sufficient practice opportunities for students to master skills, while also providing individualized feedback to each student.  Student-to-student peer review is a… Read more »