Researchers across the disciplines of cognitive science, neuroscience, education, psychology, sociology, and economics are contributing to our understanding of how people learn and what environments nurture the mind. Simultaneously, scientists are using the vast amount of data generated by students in online environments to better understand learners.  

However, much of the science about how people learn does not influence teaching practice or the design of learning tools and environments. To fully realize technology’s potential to improve the opportunity to learn, research findings should be communicated in a way that is useful to educators and developers looking for effective methods to improve student outcomes.

Research@Work connects research and practice by:

  • curating and sharing promising learning science findings so they are more accessible and engaging

  • empowering educators and entrepreneurs to develop, adapt, and enhance digital learning tools and practices with learning science principles

  • facilitating interactions between researchers, practitioners, and developers to inspire and inform each others’ work

In June 2015, Digital Promise gathered educators, technology developers, and researchers to identify ways to put research to work to improve learning outcomes for all students. Learn more about our discussions here: