COIL Perspectives


COIL Perspectives LogoAs a way to extend the benefits of our COIL guests, each have been invited to reflect and react to three short questions relating to teaching and learning and online innovations—leading to the creation of, COIL Perspectives. The design of these questions requires, on average, a 3-5 minute response.

COIL Perspectives ask each guest the same three questions. This allows for a review of different perspectives from multiple viewpoints. The questions are used for one year. Sometimes we have special questions based on the interest of the guests. These are the “bonus tracks” and hopefully shed additional insights around our guests special interest.

This page contains posts related to our Perspectives series, but for more information on COIL Perspectives and to view all of the videos, please visit the COIL Perspectives playlist on our Youtube Channel.


In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Rassie Louw, Manager for Teaching Learning Technology and Erik Marx, Project Manager of Teaching Learning Technology from the Centre for Teaching and Learning at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Perspectives is a video interview series developed by the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University exploring emerging trends… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Sidney D’Mello, Associate Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame.

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… 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 »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Simon Tindall, Head of New Business at the Open University Worldwide.

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… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, during Penn State’s inaugural EdTech Summit.

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.

Each year we ask… Read more »