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The biggest opportunity for us to improve our society centers on giving everyone access to learning, especially low income and minority learners.

George Siemens

George Siemens

Exec Dir, LINK Research Lab

UT Arlington


Digital learning provides the chance to break free from semester and credit bound instruction and realize the promise of personalized, mastery learning.

MJ Bishop

MJ Bishop

Dir, Center for Academic Innovation

University System of Maryland


Digital learning engages, adapts, breaks barriers and can be fun! The ability to provide digital learning on mobile devices creates access.

Connie Johnson

Connie Johnson

Chief Academic Officer

Colorado Technical University


The digital transformation is the contribution our generation will make to the American tradition of “ever more learning for ever more people.

Matthew Rascoff

Matthew Rascoff

University of North Carolina

VP, Learning & Technology Innovation


Projects like Domain of One’s Own give students agency in digital spaces, which far exceeds what they can do in deterministic adaptive learning systems.

Amy Collier

Amy Collier

Assoc Provost for Digital Learning

Middlebury College


Digital learning provides access to all course materials on day one and enables faculty to personalize the learning experience (even with big classes!).

Shannon McCarty, PhD.

Shannon McCarty, PhD.

Dean of Instruction & Academic Affairs

Rio Salado College


Digital learning has potential to help students engage in meaningful conversation with peers, the field, scholars and the material they are studying.

Eddie Maloney

Eddie Maloney

Exec Dir, CNDLS

Georgetown University


Analyzing digital learning's underlying deep data opens up the potential to discover new insights that can significantly improve student success.

Shaila Ittycheria

Shaila Ittycheria

Dir, Strategic Innovation

EdPlus at Arizona State University


Digital learning empowers educators to support the cascading array of learning differences of college students.Teaching has never been this exciting!

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Blended Teaching & Learning Innovation

CSU, Channel Islands


There is great potential to combine democratized content from world-class institutions with local partners who provide affordable hybrid learning.

Gordon Jones

Gordon Jones

Dean, College of Innovation & Design

Boise State University


In open digital learning students move from consuming expensive texts to creating free content for themselves and the next generation.

Robert Cummings

Robert Cummings

Chair of Writing & Rhetoric

University of Mississippi


The promise of digital learning is the ability to scale effective strategies to help those students who need it most.

Tom Cavanagh

Tom Cavanagh

Assoc VP, Distributed Learning

University of Central Florida


Digital learning is promising not because we’ll replace teachers w/robots but because we’ll become better guides and mentors for our students.

Michelle Weise

Michelle Weise

Southern New Hampshire University

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What is the Digital Learning Network?

The Digital Learning Network is an evolving community and collection of resources for digital learning educators and administrators. We've launched the beta version to inspire, support and share new approaches to teaching and learning. This network is a work in progress—a point of departure and not the final product. We welcome and encourage your feedback! Visit the about page to learn more about our network partners and methodology.

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Explore big ideas in digital learning

Learning experiences are transforming at lightening speed, and we're tracking the latest trends. On the Digital Learning Network, you'll hear about faculty developing digital learning environments that take students to virtual medical labs, outer space and the inner workings of cells. Still others are pioneering wearable technologies to blend physical and virtual classrooms. Read, share and discuss stories like these about pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Read Digital Learning Stories

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Connect with digital learning leaders

At EdSurge, we believe the digital learning community is more creative and adaptive when it is more connected. LOOP is an experiment to build connectivity—and we’re excited to be releasing our private beta.

Learn More About LOOP

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Find digital learning products for your context

As researchers and reporters, we know there is no shortage of companies claiming to be “the solution” for improving teaching and learning. The Courseware Product Index is designed to separate myth from reality—providing you with objective, independent information about how products work so you can quickly determine the right products for your unique context.

Discover Digital Learning Products

Finally, a dedicated community for digital learning leaders. Join us—we’re just getting started.

The Digital Learning Network was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. EdSurge retains sole editorial control and responsibility for the content on this site. All stories, opinions, beliefs and findings published on this site were generated independently by EdSurge.


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