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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.

Abstract:

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 »

COIL is proud to support the Supporting Success through Educational Technology Innovations: Prompting Students’ Self-Regulated Learning project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

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This project targets a new innovative instruction and learning app. The app was conceptualized, designed, and developed through a collaborative TLT fellowship during 2015-2016 academic year and is in early use and continued development during the 2016-2017… Read more »

Originally Held: December 7, 2016

One of the biggest obstacles to scaling collaborative learning is that most people do not have the knowledge nor skills to collaborate well. Many argue that improving collaborative processes requires that groups learn how to monitor and regulate collective thinking processes, but what does this mean and what could this look like?

In this COIL conversation,… Read more »

All are invited to volunteer to participate in a research study conducted by the GeoVISTA Center in the Department of Geography at Penn State.

The study seeks to evaluate the utility and usability of interactive web-mapping tools for supporting analytical reasoning and decision making regarding student course-engagement patterns in a massive open online course (MOOC). This work employs task analysis,… Read more »