Upcoming Events

The Impact of Online Learning on the Transformation of Education featuring Dr. Kathleen Susan Ives

WHEN: March 29, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
WHERE: Foster Auditorium (First Floor) in the Paterno Library, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/y0Z3Ws

The meteoric rise of online learning in the past 20 years has left an indelible impression on all dimensions of higher education, on campus, near campus and at a distance! How we… Read more »

Originally Held: February 28, 2017

Reflections and Discussion on the Role of Professional, Continuing, and Online Ed

Melanie Ho, Executive Director of EAB, leads this COIL Fischer Speaker Series discussion on the major trends effecting higher education. The session features a presentation followed by facilitated Q&A and covers topics at the forefront of higher education executives’ agendas as uncovered by multiple interviews… 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 »

WHEN: February 27, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: Outreach Building Lobby, University Park, PA*
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/zclpm6

Sponsored by Whitlock, the Educational Technology Showcase will be an all-day showcase featuring some of today’s latest technologies from the companies listed below. Guests are encouraged to interact with representatives in both the “trade show” setting of the lobby as well as… Read more »

COIL is proud to announce that we will be funding two new projects this Fall as part of our Research Initiation Grant (RIG) program.

“We were once again provided a glimpse into the innovative work being pursued across our University. ,” said Brad Zdenek, Innovation Strategist for COIL. “During this round we received 21 incredibly strong proposals offering innovative solutions… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the Beyond Data Dashboards: The Effects of Social Performance Visualizations on Learner Progress and Peer-to-Peer Interaction project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.


This project uses shared visual representations of real time, in-course, student activity and performance data to increase learners’ engagement with course materials, and to increase help-seeking and help-giving behaviors in both online… Read more »