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Welcome to Dutton News! Here you'll find our own reporting on best practices and cutting-edge research in the field of learning design. We also link to news in the broader Penn State community and beyond. This is your comprehensive source for everything happening where the science of learning meets the art of design!

Dutton Digest, April 2021, Part 2

April 5th, 2021

This digest reflects on remote teaching, considers student engagement statistics, examines faculty perceptions of online learning, and explores a blended learning toolkit.

Dutton Digest, March 2021, Part 1

March 8th, 2021

This month's digest covers a wide range of topics including the importance of grieving, tips for working with Zoom, fixing your attention shortage, equitable learning, and embracing wellness!

Dutton Digest, February 2021, Part 1

February 1st, 2021

Discover how to integrate the PSU library into your online course, consider strategies for listening to students, help students to read academic papers, make instructional videos, and build your online classroom community.

Dutton Digest, January 2021

January 11th, 2021

Encourage more activity in your Zoom breakout rooms, add a Chrome extension to simplify your Canvas inbox and make using Speedgrader more efficient, and use Canvas Course Link Validator to scan your course for invalid or unresponsive links. Penn State Resources Worth Revisiting Penn State’s Instructor Guide for Upcoming Semester Course Planning site isn’t just for pre-semester planning! This is a one-stop resource for information about technology and training resources, best practices for teaching in remote modes, handling student absences, enforcing health and safety requirements, and many more relevant topics. The Penn State Keep Teaching site is full of up-to-date information about webinars, policy guidelines and documents, health and safety, and a variety of teaching topics.

Dutton Digest, December 2020

December 7th, 2020

This month's digest examines Zoom's Virtual Background feature, the “Silent Meeting", the Canvas Quiz Converter, Top Hat, seven ways to foster a sense of community in the online classroom, and more!