Early this morning, the announcement was made that Penn State has joined Coursera to offer five Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on their platform. The first five courses were selected through detailed conversations and selection process to make sure Penn State was able to put its best foot forward in this emerging space. From this morning’s Coursera press… Read more »
COIL is proud to have supported the Exploring an Innovative Framework of Evolving Best Practices for Effective Online Learning project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.
Recently online education has become increasingly popular due to the enabled any time/place/pace learning paradigm that is convenient for learners. Despite offering a higher level of convenience for learners to learn, online education… Read more »
COIL is proud to have supported the Enhancing Online Geospatial Education With Sketch-based Geospatial Learning Objects project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.
One of the biggest challenges of online education is to design and deliver dynamic, rather than static educational content. Both from the perspective of engaging online students and explaining concepts and content this shortcoming poses a limitation… Read more »
COIL is proud to have supported the Developing an Open-Source Case Based Environment to Support Higher Order Learning project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.
Ensuring that students are provided, from the very beginning, with opportunities to engage in activities and decision-making that will be expected of them at the conclusion of their program of study is rarely practiced in… Read more »
Originally Held: December 18, 2012
We contacted Bill Sams, Former Associate Provost for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer at Ohio University, because we liked the videos he produced to describe a well-developed and effectively articulated vision of where higher education may be headed. His vision is based on extrapolating trends and convergence of innovations that COIL and PSU leaders see as important,… Read more »