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 »

This call for proposals comes out of Microsoft Research and their very interesting HoloLens project. If you have not yet watched the promotional video describing this new device and its potential, you can do so at

In their own words:

“Microsoft believes that mixed reality can be used to create new experiences that will contribute to advances in… Read more »

Originally Held: March 19, 2015

In this COIL Fischer Speaker Series event, Scott Klemmer shares his adventures in creating global-scale peer learning systems for formative feedback, small-group discussion, and summative assessment. In 2012, his research group collaborated with Coursera to launch the first massive-scale class with self and peer assessment. Since then, their systems have been used by more than… Read more »

As part of our COIL Perspectives series Scott Klemmer, co-founder and co-director of The Design Lab, UC San Diego, sat down with host Kyle Peck.

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 2015 questions are:

Can you describe a barrier… Read more »

In order to capitalize on continued interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from a research perspective, Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) is creating a MOOC Research Cluster. To start the process, TLT is planning on four MOOC research meetings (fall, winter, spring, summer) that are open to anyone in the Penn State community interested in MOOC research. The… Read more »