Upcoming Events


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/.


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 »

WHEN: March 20, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
WHERE: 409H Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/XNiG4o

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… Read more »

WHEN: March 16, 2017 from 10:30am – 11:30am EST
WHERE: 313 Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/Pqewsy

Exploration and learning about sustainability is a rapidly evolving aspect of undergraduate educational experiences. In this COIL Conversation, Dr. Erica Smithwick will discuss the application of two forms of interactive video (tagging, and embedded video quizzes) as a… Read more »

WHEN: March 14, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
WHERE: 313 Keller Building, University Park, PA and online at https://meeting.psu.edu/coil
REGISTRATION: Required at https://goo.gl/tf5q7Q

Mass Customization/personalization in education implies placing the learner at the center of the learning ecosystem. By radically centering the ecosystem around the learner, certain assumptions (or weight-bearing walls) about education are questioned. The role of grades, grade levels and… Read more »

WHEN: March 13, 2017 from 11:00am – 12:00pm 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/9lOd0o

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… Read more »