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 »

As part of the COIL RIG research project “Teaching Behaviors that Enable Online Learner Success” a visit was organized with Susan Stockdale of Kennesaw State University and co-developer of the PRO-SLDS. Susan and her colleagues have developed an instrument that may serve to identify learners along a continuum… Read more »

Originally Held: March 11, 2013
Pat’s Presentation Available At: http://goo.gl/WOPhhY

On March 11, 2013, COIL hosted a conversation featuring Dr. Pat Shope, Enrollment Services Specialist in the Adult Learner Advocacy Office in Penn State Outreach.  (A link to an audio file containing about 55 minutes of the session is included following this synopsis.)

With MOOCs on the horizon, Prior Learning Assessment… Read more »

Upcoming Event:  March 11, 3013

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a hot topic, currently fueled by MOOCs, competency-based learning and digital badges. We’ve scheduled a meeting with Pat Shope, Penn State’s expert on the subject. We’ll meet on Monday, March 11, from 3:30 to 5:00, in 119 Outreach Building. If you are interested in prior learning assessments (PLA) at Penn… Read more »

A team of twelve faculty, staff and students traveled to Columbus Ohio to represent COIL on “Higher Education Day” of the e-tech Ohio Conference.  The morning and afternoon keynote speakers were Andrew Ng, Co-Founder of Coursera, and Sebastian Thrun, Founder and CEO of Udacity, two of the three most prominent MOOC providers.

Both keynote speakers spoke about the intent and… Read more »

Originally Held: March 20, 2013

During this session, Bill Sams,  former Associate Provost for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer and Executive in Residence for the College of Business at Ohio University discusses his perspective on the Future of Higher Education, as described in his video, “EPIC 2020, and a new concept, “Holistic Personal Enhancement.”  Holistic Personal Enhancement is a recognition… Read more »