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We work with instructors from all over the College of EMS to develop customized, engaging educational experiences for students. We ensure that our collaborations reflect instructors' strengths and endeavor to understand their needs in order to help them. We look forward to getting to know you, too.

See what some of our collaborators have to say!

“Working alongside a Dutton learning designer has not only improved my own pedagogy and has helped to continually...fine-tune our program.”
– Erich Scheinke

Teaching Excellence

Throughout the course design and development process, we are dedicated to working with you to create teaching and learning environments that will result in strong retention rates, high levels of student and instructor satisfaction, and achievement of student learning outcomes. We’ll support you every step of the way, from drafting a syllabus to creating assessments, and everything in between!

Items we can collaborate on include:

  • Full or partial online course development
  • Alignment of objectives and assessments with an eye toward accreditation
  • Student engagement
  • Assessment design and innovation
  • Integration of online components into traditional or hybrid class
  • Equity and justice-informed resource development
  • Academic integrity concerns
  • Simplification of grading
  • Course management strategies
I have worked with the staff at the Dutton Institute for nearly a decade, and they are the gold standard for online course development….innovative, responsive, and creative. - Todd Palmer quote

Custom Graphics and Media

Our talented group can bring your ideas to life! Graphics and media not only engage students’ attention, they also enhance text-based materials and support learning. We can develop easily digestible visual elements that convey complex ideas and can help find the look and tone you’re after! 

Our services include support with:

  • Video recorded and produced in the Faculty Studio or on location 
  • Do-it-yourself recording support 
  • Graphic design for your course or publications
The audiovisual support was terrific. We were able to film multiple field locations ... and interview multiple experts to ... keep the topic matter more interesting. - David Yoxtheimer

Technology Integration

Technology, when used strategically, can enhance student learning, engagement, and your teaching experience no matter your modality. We look forward to discussing your goals and helping you find and integrate the best technology for your class.

We can help you incorporate technology to:

  • Support your face-to-face and online learning
  • Increase student engagement and learning
  • Evaluate users’ experiences
  • Incorporate new teaching strategies
  • Simplify grading
  • Support course management tasks
  • Address academic integrity issues
I cannot imagine how I would have survived CANVAS, Zoom, and Kaltura without [the learning designer's] help. [They were] always reassuring that we could solve a problem. – R. Downs

Material Selection

Penn State is committed to working toward a more accessible, equitable, and affordable student experience. We’re here to help you find and utilize appropriate resources in your classroom to enhance student learning. 

We can work with you to identify and implement...

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Library guides and reserved materials
  • Streamed full feature films
  • Microcredentials
By participating in OER, Penn State faculty are impacting the world. Another good example of faculty creativity and commitment. – Dean Kump

Quality Assurance

We’ll share our extensive experience and expertise to ensure that your course is excellent, efficient, and compliant.

Talk with us about these essentials:

  • Keeping course materials up-to-date
  • Ensuring course materials are accessible
  • Copyright review and remediation
  • Addressing accommodation requests
  • Proofreading and editing
The staff at Dutton were highly responsive in helping me to troubleshoot problems with... my course. - Dr. Ray Najjar

Learn More about the Dutton Process

Connect with our team, or visit Our Portfolio to see examples of our work!