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 »

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


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 »

Originally Held: December 1, 2016

Since Google began in January 1996 as a research project by two students at Stanford, the company has changed the way information is curated, discovered, and analyzed. Quickly expanding the range of online services, Google continues to pave the way for advancing content production, sharing, and collaboration.

In this COIL Conversation, we explore the trends and forces of the networked… Read more »

In this video, COIL Co-Director Larry Ragan interviews Prof. Donald Clark, CEO Wildfire.

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 a set of three questions… Read more »