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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!

Study Skills

February 6th, 2019

Looking for a way to help your students get more out of their studies? These research-backed resources might just be the key.

Dr. Qassim Abdullah Earns ASPRS Lifetime Achievement Award

January 30th, 2019

Dr. Qassim Abdullah, Ph.D., CP, PLS, was honored with the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Lifetime Achievement Award. The distinction, formerly known as the Honorary Member Award, is the highest honor the society bestows on an individual. This award recognizes Abdullah’s distinguished service to ASPRS and in advancing the science and uses of remote sensing, photogrammetry and related disciplines.

2019 LIDAR Leader Awards

January 26th, 2019

Karl Heidemann, Physical Scientist, USGS (Retired) has been honored with the 2019 LIDAR Leader Award for Personal Achievement, and Karen Shuckman, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Geography, Penn State, as been named the award's finalist. Congratulations! 

Dutton Institute director advocates for all learners through faculty senate

October 2nd, 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 she found a way to make it work. Taylor served three years as Faculty Senate secretary — a feat accomplished by a small handful of others — and through that achieved many of the same opportunities afforded to a serving chair. Each year, she’s toured a third of all colleges and campuses, which the chair does in the same timeframe.

Videos for missed points

September 1st, 2017

Allow students to make up missed exam points by creating their own short videos to explain the missed concepts and promote deep learning.