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

From Advanced Python Programming for GIS (GEOG 489), learn advanced applications of Python for developing and customizing GIS software, designing user interfaces, solving complex geoprocessing tasks, and leveraging open source.Visit the course.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Tim Bralower standing on a research ship

Dr. Tim Bralower (Ph.D. 1986, Earth Sciences, University of California) is Professor of Geosciences at Penn State. He studies ancient climate change and mass extinction from the geological record. He has participated in five expeditions with the International Ocean Discovery Program and conducted field studies from Europe to the Caribbean and South America. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Bralower was Head of the Department of Geosciences for nine years. See what Dr. Bralower has to say about online education in Earth Sciences.