Virtual School Meanderings

October 10, 2016

Reminder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funded Research On Digital Learning Seeks Your Perspective

From yesterday’s inbox…

Digital Learning Survey Invitation
Dear Michael,

The use of technology to support teaching and learning is transforming today’s higher education experience for students, faculty and institutional leaders. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tyton Partners has partnered with OLC and the Babson Survey Research Group to understand the digital learning practices at your institution and collect your perspectives on the potential impacts of instructional technology use to help achieve your institutional goals. If you have not yet participated in thissurvey, we invite you to do so by clicking on the link below.

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Completing the survey takes an estimated 10 minutes, and your responses will provide a wealth of knowledge that will help the higher education field more broadly use digital learning in more meaningful ways.

All individual responses remain anonymous, only aggregated data are reported.  Contact information remains private.

To access free resources for evaluating digital learning tools and to learn more about our work, including prior research studies, visit our websiteCourseware In Context.

Best Regards,

Gates Bryant, Tyton Partners
Jeff Seaman, Babson Survey Research Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is conducting the study?

A: The study is being conducted by Tyton Partners and administered by the Babson Survey Research Group. Tyton Partners is an advisory firm focused on the education sector, including Pre-K-12, postsecondary and corporate and professional learning. You can learn more about our organization at

Q: Is there a sponsor for the study?

A: Yes, The Postsecondary Success team at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded the effort to undertake and share this research with the field. The goal of the Postsecondary Success strategy is to ensure that more students complete education after high school that helps them support themselves, engage in their communities, and achieve their dreams.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will see only the aggregated results – no individual-level data is shared.

Q: How will my answers be used?

A: The aggregated results will be used to create one or multiple whitepapers on the state of digital learning in postsecondary education in the US. All respondents will receive a copy of each whitepaper when published. Prior studies can be accessed here.

Q: Who will see my responses?

A: We value your privacy. Unless you explicitly provide permission, only researchers at the Babson Survey Research Group have access to individual-level survey responses.

Q: Will you sell my contact information or use any information for marketing purposes?

A: No. This project is non-commercial – responding will not subject you to any marketing. Only those at the Babson Survey Research Group directly running the survey will have access to individual-level data. Aggregated results will be provided to those funding the project, the Postsecondary Success Team at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and those running the project, Tyton Partners.

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