Mass Customization/personalization in education implies placing the learner at the center of the learning ecosystem. By radically centering the ecosystem around the learner, certain assumptions (or weight-bearing walls) about education are questioned. The role of grades, grade levels and the adults in the learning ecosystem change significantly. These changes denote a shift in the assumed structure of schools. A new… Read more »

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 »

Originally Held: May 26, 2015

Palisades School District in Kintnersville, PA has had recognized  success in establishing a K-12 blended and online learning program focused on meeting the needs for all learners. The program focuses on personalization, freeing up time and space for learners, and building digital capacity for the entire learning community. During this COIL conversation, Rich Kiker, Director of Online… Read more »

Originally Held: December 4, 2014

This COIL Fischer Speaker Series event explores the roots, current practice, and future state of Acrobatiq, a new learning optimization company created by Carnegie Mellon University, and informed by more than 12 years of research and practice from the Open Learning Initiative.

According to Acrobatiq:

Acrobatiq represents a unique convergence of learning science, data analytics and… Read more »

As part of our COIL Perspectives series Eric Frank, co-founder and CEO of Acrobatiq, sat down with host Larry Ragan.

Each year we ask our participants a set of three questions intended to explore their thoughts related to online innovations and their impacts on learning. The 2014 questions are:

Can you describe what you believe will be the nature of… Read more »