Inaugural 'Speed Dating with Learning Technologies' a success

Maria Wherley
March 03, 2020

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.

The event offered short, focused introductions to tools appropriate for resident, hybrid and online instruction, such as Zoom, Turnitin, Lightboard, R Shiny, Slack, Snagit, Kaltura, Penn Display and Adobe Spark.

Surveyed participants found the one-on-one interactions with learning designers to be helpful and liked the option to pick and choose which presentations they engaged with.

Maggie and Kevin

Margaret Frederick, learning designer, works with Kevin Bowley, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

IMAGE: David Kubarek

One attendee said, “I now have a basic understanding of tools that were really obscure to me before the event. I now know what tools might be useful to me and how to go about gaining some proficiency in these tools.”

With 100% of survey respondents noting that they would recommend attending “Speed Dating with Learning Technologies” to others, stay tuned for a second installment of this event in the future.

If you were unable to attend but would like to learn more, visit the Speed Dating with Learning Technologies webpage, which includes links to the day’s presentations.

For consultation with the Dutton Institute learning design team for teaching and learning needs, contact Stevie Rocco, director of learning design, at

The Dutton Institute is the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ learning design unit, utilizing the latest research in education and technology to help enhance online, resident and hybrid courses.

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Last Updated March 03, 2020