Frequently Asked Questions

What is Digital Education?

Digital Education is learning facilitated by digital technology. It includes tools that we use in traditional classes (e.g., Blackboard, Hotseat, clickers, Gradient, PowerPoint) as well as flipped classrooms, and hybrid and online courses. It also incorporates educational analytics and spans credit and noncredit educational experiences. DE impacts students, alumni, professionals, and lifelong learners on a local to global scale.

What will the Digital Education Action Plan do?

The digital education action planning process will bring together the campus community to envision and achieve digital strategies that enhance and transform learning, increase curricular flexibility, and expand the impact of Purdue programs.

How will the Digital Education Action Plan be implemented?

We have identified six implementation teams that are charged with recommending how individual parts of the Action Plan will be implemented.

Here are the key actions that the implementation teams will advise us on:

  • Launching an integrated support structure for digital education
  • Creating college-level digital education teams
  • Creating a central digital education portal for Purdue University
  • Supporting the growth of an empowered university-wide digital education community
  • Providing university/college awards and recognition in digital education
  • Creating a viable digital education outreach program for off-campus learners: “Purdue for Life”

The implementation teams began their work in the Spring 2016 term and will continue into the 2016-17 academic year. Implementation activities will occur through 2019.

How can I participate in the Action Plan process?

We anticipate that opportunities for campus-wide input will occur as the implementation teams near the end of their work. We encourage you to watch for those opportunities.

  • Follow our ongoing activities on this website.
  • Join our LinkedIn group.
  • Subscribe to our monthly news update that will keep you informed not only of the progress of the Action Plan implementation but also of new digital education resources and initiatives at Purdue.
  • Explore how your department can expand access to your programs and grow to revenue streams by offering credit and noncredit programs online through Digital Education. We’re eager to discuss the Purdue resources that are available to help you develop, launch, and administer online programs.
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