Penn State researchers are offering prototype versions of immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) lessons in three courses this fall and spring to engage students in the advantages and promises that such learning offers.
Stephanie Warnock, a 27-year-old adult learner pursuing a bachelor’s degree online in information sciences and technology through Penn State World Campus, lives in Philadelphia. She recently attended IST’s Pro Expo on the University Park campus using a mobile-telepresence robot featuring an iPad attached to a two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle.
A paper authored by five Penn State engineers, will receive a best paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference – Virtual Environments and Systems.
A team of three Penn State students successfully competed in HackPSU with more than 480 innovative students, makers and hackers to win notable opportunities from the Penn State EdTech Network and the Center for Online Innovation in Learning.
Penn State COIL will facilitate the use of a mobile-telepresence robot — an iPad attached to a two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicle — to be used during HackPSU beginning on Saturday, April 9, allowing Penn State World Campus student Chase Kelly to play the role of a virtual hacker.
The keynote speakers for the 2016 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology will be Nicholas Jones, Penn State executive vice president and provost, and Mimi Ito, author and globally recognized expert on how people use mobile technologies and new digital media. Both keynotes will provide insight on transforming education through engaging learning experiences for students. This year’s symposium will be held March 19 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering and an affiliate faculty member of computer science and engineering, is the principal investigator of one of four proposals selected by Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning to receive research dollars through its Research Initiation Grant Program.
The Center for Online Innovation in Learning is awarding research grant money to four university scientists who will begin research projects with the hope of enhancing teaching through online innovation.
A general education course at Penn State has been revamped to include interactive videos designed to teach students about conservation and sustainability. The course, Global Parks and Sustainability (GEOG 001), will be taught online in spring 2016 by Erica Smithwick, associate professor of geography in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and will satisfy students’ social and behavioral science general education (GS) and international cultures (IL) requirements.