Technology and the Future of Learning and Training
Technological innovation and remote education can expand access to postsecondary education and training, but not everyone has the tools and opportunities to benefit. Many learners remain on the far side of the digital divide. Supporting students’ success in the “future of learning” will be critical as automation continues to reshape the labor market and workers navigate the economic recession and recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The future of learning must ensure equitable access to opportunity.
This page features the Urban Institute’s work at the intersection of technology and postsecondary education and training. Our research focuses on the implications of these rapid shifts for learners and jobseekers who face barriers to educational and labor market success.
- CTE CoLab and College Community of Practice—multi-year initiative addressing inequities in educational outcomes for students of color in credit-bearing online courses and programs
- Tech-Enhanced Instruction May Help College Students Succeed—But There Is More to Learn
- Three ways technology can help nontraditional students succeed in online coursework
- Catalyst Brief: Lifelong Learning
- Evaluation of Adaptive Learning in Statistics
- The Rise of Master’s Degrees: Master’s Programs Are Increasingly Diverse and Online
- Overlooked and Under-Connected: Exploring Disparities in Digital Skill Levels Among Older Youth of Color in the US
- Foundational Digital Skills for Career Progress
- Career pathways and automation
- How is technological advancement changing the labor market?
- Training for Jobs of the Future: Improving Access, Certifying Skills, and Expanding Apprenticeship (PDF)
For more information about this research initiative, please contact: email@example.com
Senior Research Associate