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John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

As the college’s learning design unit, the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute works in close partnership with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' five academic departments to design, develop, and manage the college's online certificate and degree programs, as well as to support the college's faculty in the delivery of resident instruction offerings.

The college serves as a leader in distance teaching and learning at Penn State. To date, our college boasts 19 certificate and degree programs online and more than 130 online courses. We have been able to extend the reach of a high-quality, rigorous, and research-based Penn State education to more than 5,900 undergraduates and more than 1,250 working adult professionals around the globe.

Embodying the Best Practices in e-Education

The Institute's experienced team of learning designers and multimedia and web-based technology specialists partner with the college's faculty to cultivate the college’s capacity to create online courses and programs that embody the best practices of e-Education. Each general phase of our learning design process—analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation—is informed by tested pedagogical and androgogical learning theories and practices.

Learn more

To learn more about the institute, please visit the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute website.

News

Online learning experts from Penn State will share their best practices Nov. 5-9 during National Distance Learning Week.
Penn State hosting webinars for National Distance Learning Week
10/18/2018

Online learning experts from Penn State will share their best practices during a series of free webinars the University is hosting to mark National Distance Learning Week, Nov. 5-9.


Sarma Pisupati, professor of energy and mineral engineering was inducted as an ACS Fellow at the 2018 national fall meeting.
Pisupati elected a 2018 American Chemical Society Fellow
10/10/2018

Sarma Pisupati, professor of energy and mineral engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State, was elected a 2018 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS).


Ann Taylor, assistant dean for distance learning and director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute
Dutton Institute director advocates for all learners through Faculty Senate
10/02/2018

Ann Taylor always wanted the experiences of being Penn State University Faculty Senate chair but knew her job duties as assistant dean for distance learning and director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute wouldn't allow for the time commitment. So the guru of nontraditional learning found a way to make it work.


Maps go viral
Researcher asks ‘what causes maps to go viral’ on the web
08/27/2018

As the 2016 presidential election was heating up, the statistical news website FiveThirtyEight released a projection map asking what if only women voted; it quickly went viral on social media and was viewed millions of times. That viral cartography event, and what quickly followed, is the subject of research conducted by Anthony Robinson, assistant professor of geography..


Student Engagement
New Faculty Academy members continue work on student engagement projects
08/17/2018

Four new members were accepted this year into the Faculty Academy, which provides funding for educators to create engagement opportunities and models for students on the local, regional and national level.