Our Reports - Digital Promise

Our Reports

Digital Promise contributes to the education and learning sciences field by publishing research, implementation, and evaluation studies.

Our reports on topics of interest—including learner variability, maker education, and family engagement—put us in conversation with policymakers and thought leaders on the issues facing education leaders today.

To access our full archive of publications, visit the Digital Promise Resource Repository.

Featured Publications

Discover a selection of resources from across Digital Promise initiatives.

Outcomes of Increased Practitioner Engagement in Edtech Development

Outcomes of Increased Practitioner Engagement in Edtech Development: How Strong, Sustainable Research-Practice-Industry Partnerships will Build a Better Edtech Future
Digital Promise partnered with edtech startup Merlyn Mind and the University of California, Irvine in a research-practice-industry partnership. This white paper describes our engagement and suggests that this model can yield positive impacts and new learning for all participants.

Computational THinking for an Inclusive World

Computational Thinking for an Inclusive World: A Resource for Educators to Learn and Lead
This report issues two calls to action for educators to design inclusive computing learning opportunities for students: (1) integrate computational thinking into disciplinary learning, and (2) build capacity for computational thinking with shared leadership and professional learning.

Shifting Mindsets: Designing Lessons for Learner Variability

Shifting Mindsets: Designing Lessons for Learner Variability
The Learner Variability Project engaged in a partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose to discover if teachers across the country could use the Learner Variability Navigator to find and put in place research-based strategies that address the whole learner.

Design Principles for Learning and Employment Records

Inclusive Design Principles for Learning and Employment Records: Co-Designing for Equity
Digital Promise collaborated with workers in frontline sectors— along with leaders in higher education, design, and technology—to explore how Learning and Employment Records could be designed to promote greater equity in the emerging skills-based economy.

An Overlooked Indicator of Edtech Quality: The Use of Learning Sciences Research

An Overlooked Indicator of Edtech Quality: The Use of Learning Sciences Research
This report discusses why education leaders should leverage an edtech product’s research basis to determine the quality of the tool. Through survey results and five product case study interviews, we examine the importance of using learning sciences research for edtech design.

Micro-credentials for Social Mobility in Rural Postsecondary Communities: A Landscape Report

Micro-credentials for Social Mobility in Rural Postsecondary Communities: A Landscape Report
This landscape report explores the impact of earning micro-credentials on the social mobility of rural learners. Through four in-depth case studies, we show how earning micro-credentials may lead to credential attainment, workforce entry, promotions, and/or economic improvements.

Digital Promise Suddenly Online Report

Suddenly Online: A National Survey of Undergraduates During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report shares results from Digital Promise’s national, random-sample survey of more than 1,000 college students whose coursework moved from in-person to completely online in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital Promise EdTech Coaching Report

The Valuable Role of Edtech Coaches during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey
This report explores how the role of instructional technology coaches changed with schools’ transition to digital learning in the wake of COVID-19.

Deepening Science Engagement with Challenge Based Learning: Research Report

Deepening Science Engagement with Challenge Based Learning: Research Report
This research report is based on findings from the Challenge Based Science Learning Project and its larger implications for the fields of Next Generation Science Learning and Open Educational Resources.

 

 

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