Digital Learning Research Network

Welcome to dLRN, The Digital Learning Research Network

The Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN), made possible by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, forms connections among researchers and educators to close the gap between research and practice. The participating researchers are leaders in innovative pedagogical approaches which will have important implications for the future of higher education. The primary beneficiaries of the project’s outcomes are underrepresented learners and institutions that are making the transition to digital learning. The goals of the network are to help remove barriers to digital learning and articulate the conditions needed for successful learning for all students so that they may more fully participate in the global economy.

The outcomes for the original two-year grant included:

  1. identifying commonalities between research capacities and institutional needs focused on research questions,
  2. partnering Tier-One researchers with participating state systems, and
  3. collaborating to develop appropriate, high-impact solutions.

dLRN is now working as part of Every Learner Everywhere (ELE), funded by the Gates Foundation, serving a similar role in supporting colleges and universities make the transition to digital teaching and learning.

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