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  • Wed, 03/04/2020 - 14:25

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The John A. Dutton e-Education Institute’s first “Speed Dating with Learning Technologies” event for College of Earth and Mineral Sciences instructors, held on Feb. 13, was a success. Read the full story!

  • Mon, 03/02/2020 - 14:38

    Traditionally, feedback on student work is a one-way communication from instructor to student. Due to the inherent complexity of unilateral feedback, students may feel emotional and psychological impacts, a lack of power or autonomy, or demotivation. Re-engineering this process to include student-instructor dialogue in order to break down one-way flow provides space for interactive exchanges where thoughts and ideas are shared and requirements are interpreted and clarified.

  • Tue, 08/27/2019 - 13:29

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Katherine Meckler, a captain in the United States Air Force, helps pilots to navigate the skies, has completed six deployments around the world since 2017, and moved across the country for a new assignment. Despite leading such a busy life, she is pursuing her master’s degree online from Penn State and carries a 4.0 GPA.

  • Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:00

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dan Coughlin’s hands skip across his keyboard, then he reaches for the mouse. With just a few clicks, a week’s worth of video lessons for the applications development class he teaches at University Park are uploaded, embedded and waiting for his students in Canvas. Read the full story!

  • Fri, 02/01/2019 - 14:45

    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! Read the full story!

  • Fri, 02/01/2019 - 13:23

    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.

  • Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:54

    Students cheating on assignments is hardly a new or surprising problem. But it may surprise college faculty to find out just how widespread it is today. In research and surveys conducted by Dr. Donald McCabe and the International Center for Academic Integrity over the span of 12 years, 68 percent of undergraduates who responded admitted to cheating on tests or written assignments. Read the full story!

  • Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:19

    Maggie Frederick, IT Project Manager at the Dutton Institute, has been published in the Journal of Applied Instructional Design.

  • Wed, 10/03/2018 - 07:41

    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.

  • Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:53

    Brookelynn Constant was about halfway into her 10-year career as a data analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense when she enrolled in a master’s program through Penn State World Campus. Constant, who always wanted to squeeze graduate school into her busy schedule, took advantage of the online-learning format for the master of geographic information systems (GIS) as a way to elevate her leadership role with the U.S.

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