The best is yet to be. - Robert Browning

For the past 10 years, the Dutton Institute has contributed over 80 open educational resources to the larger community. We are proud of our work and this history. We've heard from a number of individuals across the globe who have used our resources to educate themselves or to teach others, and we're extremely proud that our materials are helping those who could not otherwise afford a Penn State education. We look forward to continuing this tradition, and look forward to the next 10 years!

Course Spotlight

pile of maps

Cartography and Visualization (GEOG 486) covers design principles and techniques for creating maps with contemporary mapping tools. Students will be introduced to future-focused application topics such as augmented and virtual reality, mapping with multivariate glyphs, the visual depiction of uncertainty, interactive geovisualization, and (geo)visual analytics, and decision-making with maps and mapping products. Visit the course.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Fritz Kessler

Dr. Fritz Kessler has taught various online courses in the Master's of Geographic Information Systems at Penn State since 2007. He's also an avid cyclist and musician. Learn more about Dr. Kessler, see what he has to say about online education, and hear him play a tune on the mandolin.