Digital learning technologies help students:

  • Learn more efficiently: Digital assessments offer students rapid feedback on their understanding, allowing both students and instructors (who can access this information) to concentrate their efforts on where further understanding is most needed. Adaptive hinting, which provides guidance to incorrect responses, corrects misperceptions immediately and helps students to figure out problems real-time.

  • Learn more fully: Rapid assessment, simulations, visualizations, games, annotation technology, and videos with multiple instructors provide a richer learning environment toward a fuller understanding of concepts. Annotation technologies, discussion boards, and online support provide additional forums for discussion, debate, conjecture, and edification.

  • Learn with mastery: The ability to pace learning to one’s preference, to review material, and to be assessed on a section before moving to another leads to mastery learning.

  • Learn the best way: Active engagement, hands-on experiences, discussions and flipped classrooms allow students to experience learning that applies best practices and directly employs current theories of learning.

  • Learn anytime, anywhere: Asynchronous classrooms allow students to “go to school” where and when they are most ready to learn.  This helps graduate students access advanced information needed for their thesis research when they need it.  It gives flexibility to undergraduates to study abroad or pursue an internship.  And, it allows lifelong learners to continue to pursue an education, while meeting work and family commitments.  Digital learning makes education more accessible and affordable to students on campus and also worldwide.