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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

Beach erosion
Students navigate real-time coastal hazards in World Campus course
11/07/2017

As regions across the Atlantic Ocean were bracing for a recent string of hurricanes, real-time lessons were being explored around the globe in a class taught through Penn State World Campus in partnership with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' John A. Dutton e-Education Institute.


Penn State's Millennium Scholars program was designed to increase diversity in STEM fields.
Millennium Scholars: Helping Increase Diversity in STEM Fields
11/06/2017

Penn State's Millennium Scholars program was designed to increase diversity in STEM fields. The highly selective program provides training to high-achieving, high-performing undergraduate students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. and who have committed to increasing diversity throughout their careers.


University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators
University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators
10/12/2017

University leaders are renewing their plea to Penn Staters and others, asking them to urge Pennsylvania legislators to release the University's state funds. Without critical state funding, Penn State would be forced to make "dramatic cuts and raise tuition, perhaps even for the upcoming spring semester."


Vera Cole, energy and sustainability policy program chair, was awarded the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award.
Online educator Cole lauded with lifetime achievement award for sustainability
09/12/2017

Vera Cole, energy and sustainability policy program chair, was awarded the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award for her roles with Penn State's energy and sustainability policy online programs offered through the University's World Campus and with the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association.


Flooding
Report addresses flooding and flood insurance impacts on rural Pennsylvania
09/07/2017

A newly released report examines how flooding and recent changes to the federal flood insurance program are impacting rural Pennsylvania in unique ways.