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Originally Held: May 1, 2013
John’s Shared Presentation is Available At: Google Docs

Higher education is likely to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last 100. (Or is it?) During this conversation with John Shank from Penn State Berks we discussed how to thoughtfully navigate the rough and uncharted waters of technological change in… Read more »

Originally Held: April 17, 2013

This COIL Conversation explored current research regarding positive and negative aspects of MOOCs with Véra Dolan from University of Toronto – OISE. As an experienced online educator and participant student, Ms. Dolan used practical examples from her own experiences to illustrate the research and provide context for a broader discussion. COIL co-director Fred Fonseca facilitated the… Read more »

Hello, all.  John Cheslock (PSU Higher Education) just brought this study to my attention, and I thought I’d share it with you.   The following abstract of this study by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, Kelly A. Lack & Thomas I. Nygren, and a link to download the full report, research protocols and data collection instruments, were published HERE on… Read more »

Making the Most of Big Data

Aiming to make the most of the explosion of Big Data and the tools needed to analyze it, the Obama Administration announced a “National Big Data Research and Development Initiative” on March 29, 2012. To launch the initiative, six Federal departments and agencies announced more than $200 million in new commitments that, together, promise… Read more »

The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) is sponsoring a call for “research initiation grant” proposals (RIGs). These seed grants are designed to stimulate research and development in areas related to online innovation with a direct impact on teaching and learning.  Teams including Faculty, staff, and/or students are invited to seek funding for the 2013-2014 academic year.