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Originally Held: March 15, 2013

Learning analytics are drawing interest from many stakeholders in education, including administrators, faculty members, and software vendors. As a result of the interest from many participants in the education sector, learning analytics remains a poorly understood and vaguely defined concept. This presentation addressed this confusion by reviewing the history of analytics in education, dating back… Read more »

Can we use case-based instruction to support higher order learning as soon as a student enters a program of study? Do students need to wait until their capstone experience to encounter ‘real-world’ scenarios or situations? What might an interface include that would engage and challenge this learning? When and where might this take place?

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 »