Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Not all students benefit from classroom-based lectures. Low-income and first-generation students face an especially high risk of falling behind in general education courses. With the right tools, all students can increase their learning and stay on the path to a certificate or degree.

Online and combined online/in-person courses and programs can help students by adapting to their strengths and needs and providing them timely feedback and additional support. In some cases, pass rates for at-risk students can increase by one third and content mastery can occur twice as quickly, in addition to increases in degree completion.

Our goal is to accelerate the development of digital learning tools and increase understanding of how these tools can be used to help students achieve greater success. While technology is not a “fix all” for institutional transformation, it is a critical tool help advance those efforts.

Explore our Digital Learning Infographic:

Digital Learning Infographic