The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is both an annual event and a year-round online discussion of ways that faculty are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research.

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Saturday, March 22

10:00am EDT

Two COIL Project Updates: Sketch-Based Geospatial Learning Objects and a Case-Based Learning Environment
This session provides updates from two Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) projects over the past year. The first involves evaluating solutions for creating online sketch-based learning objects using tablets that best meet the requirements of geography educators. The second follows the development of a case-based solution designed to support higher-order thinking.

Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am EDT

Using Online Learning Technology to Improve Social Skills for Individuals with Autism
Individuals with autism have difficulties interacting in the social world. Unfortunately, interventions designed to improve social skills have had limited success. A new online technology that is gaining empirical support for enhancing learning in many domains involves the use of video game mechanics to create “serious games.” This technology may be especially useful for helping individuals with autism learn about and develop social skills because they can learn to practice new skills in engaging online contexts, without requiring face-to-face interactions with highly trained clinical personnel (e.g., the current model, which is expensive and not accessible to many individuals with autism).

Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm EDT

Making the Most of COIL RIGs!
This session will highlight the current COIL research projects and share the successful strategies and techniques necessary to secure a COIL RIG grant. COIL RIGs are available to interested faculty, staff and students. How to maximize proposal acceptance and successful implementation of COIL RIGs will be shared.


Kyle Peck


Lawrence Ragan

Director, The Center for Online Innovation in Learning
I am a researcher and practitioner of educational technology, innovation and creativity. I am a lifelong educator and educatee!

Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

2:15pm EDT

Badging the Library with a Library of Badges
A COIL grant is supporting the development of L3 (Lifelong Learning Landscape). L3 is serving as the platform to develop digital badges for the Penn State community. A case study of the libraries using information literacy badges with undergraduate students will serve as an example using the L3 platform.

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Chris Gamrat

Instructional Designer, Penn State University

Victoria Raish

Online Learning Librarian
Online Learning Librarian

Saturday March 22, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803
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