Penn State researchers awarded funding for online learning innovations

June 25, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) has announced it will fund seven new projects through its Research Initiation Grant program.

The goal of the grant program is to provide seed money for Penn State researchers to gather preliminary evidence in the hope of pursuing external funding for larger studies that enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.

The following faculty members and graduate students have received grants for their projects from COIL’s spring 2015 round of funding:

“We received a great batch of strong proposals from an expanding community of faculty, staff and student researchers working to enhance learning,” said Kyle Peck, co-director of COIL and professor of education. “These projects emerged from a peer-review process, edging out other worthy proposals. It's exciting to see the momentum developing and Penn State increasing its contributions in this area.”

COIL’s Research Initiation Grants program began in 2012, and funding has been available each fall and spring semester. The next round of funding closes Nov. 16.

For more information about the Research Initiation Grant program and past recipients, visit the COIL website.

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Last Updated June 29, 2015