Eminent speakers, such as Knewton founder Jose Ferreira and researcher Sir John Daniel, share their knowledge through the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL), Penn State’s research enterprise to improve online learning at and beyond Penn State.

Faculty are integral to academic quality and student success, and their contributions to teaching, research, and service are why so many choose Penn State. Outreach and Online Education embraces the professional development and interests of faculty who share their expertise via our programs. We acknowledge their significant accomplishments through a robust awards program.


Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL)

COIL helps faculty researchers invent, implement, and investigate new technology uses to improve and transform online learning at and beyond Penn State.



Penn State Conferences manages hundreds of programs each year that represent the strength of Penn State’s academic colleges and provide opportunities for individuals to learn about the latest scholarship, research, and developments in their fields.


Faculty Development

The office of Faculty Development for Penn State Outreach and Online Education supports the professional development needs of faculty through instruction, events, and resources, and by stimulating dialog and a “community of practice” among educators.

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