COIL sponsors a series of events designed to stimulate conversation on a wide range of issues related to online innovations in learning, including short and long-format events, research gatherings, implementation workshops, symposia, conferences, and meetings all designed to bring distributed groups into communities of practice. For a full description of our events, visit https://coil.psu.edu/events/ and to view recordings of all of our past events, please visit our YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/psucoil
Originally Held: March 29, 2017
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 design, develop, and deliver an educational experience has been fundamentally impacted by the application of online learning technologies, and perhaps more importantly, pedagogical practices…. Read more »
Originally Held: March 27, 2017
The Promise of Open Education at Penn State builds on last year’s OER Summit as the university prepares for the upcoming 2017 Fall OER Summit. During this COIL Conversation we examine how Open Educational Resources (OER) can address the major institutional priorities of increased student access and affordability. This session highlights how Penn State’s OER Initiative… Read more »
Originally Held: March 20, 2017
In this COIL Conversation, Dr. Antonenko joins us virtually to discuss the pros and cons of using cognitive neuroscience frameworks and methods relative to the study of learning and personalization of education. These frameworks include Electroencephalography (EEG), functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) and eye tracking. The focus on the study of learning as a process will… Read more »
Originally Held: March 16, 2017
Exploration and learning about sustainability is a rapidly evolving aspect of undergraduate educational experiences. In this COIL Conversation, Dr. Erica Smithwick discusses the application of two forms of interactive video (tagging, and embedded video quizzes) as a central component to a new, online, general education course at Penn State.
Her team’s tenet is that interactive video… Read more »
Originally Held: March 13, 2017
The sheer volume and force of change on higher education is causing institutions to reassess long standing beliefs and assumptions about the teaching and learning enterprise.
In this COIL Conversation, Kyle Bowen and Kyle Peck, two leaders of educational change and technology, discuss the forces impacting Penn State and how the institution is responding. From 3-D… Read more »