Skip To Main Content
Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Select where to search:


Leading arts + design into the future

Founded in 2005 as the e-Learning Institute, the Office of Digital Learning partners with faculty and staff throughout the College of Arts & Architecture to identify projects that might benefit from informed incorporation of technology. Working closely with schools and departments, the Institute offers design, development, and delivery support for online course materials, whether incorporated in “web-only” courses, hybrid delivery courses, or targeted enhancements for residential instruction.

The Office of Digital Learning’s mission is to take a leading position in the future of the disciplines represented in the College of Arts and Architecture by providing greater opportunities for instructional innovation, courseware development, and research in the arts and design. The Institute collaborates with the various disciplines throughout the College to assist them in the identification, development, and deployment of online and blended learning courses and programs, as well as supports digitally-inflected research opportunities in the arts and design, while maintaining the creative and innovative aspects each discipline embodies.

Architecture and landscape architecture professor Peter Aeschbacher filming online course content in a studio with camera and video monitors.

Objectives + opportunities

  • Collaborate with faculty members on the development of online courses and blended learning materials for delivery in both resident and distance courses.
  • Support explorations of technology to identify the value of tools in teaching and learning, outreach, and scholarship.
  • Enhance interdisciplinary education (within and beyond the College of Arts & Architecture), innovation, and research in the arts and design through the use of digital technologies.

Learn more about ODL

Visit the main ODL website

News from A&A

Recent architecture alumna awarded funding to pursue architectural lighting

Stuckeman School architecture alumna Stella Murray was named a recipient of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship to support her pursuit of a career in architectural lighting design.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Stuckeman School architecture alumna Stella Murray was recently named a recipient of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship which supports architecture students who wish to enter


Read More

New media artist and academic leader named next director of Penn State School of Visual Arts

Vagner Mendonça-Whitehead, chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University, has been appointed director of the Penn State School of Visual Arts.
Read More

Department of Landscape Architecture announces new hires for 2020-21

The Department of Landscape Architecture within the Stuckeman School at Penn State is expanding for the 2020-21 academic year with the addition four new faculty members.
Read More