Welcome to the Center for Learning in the Digital Age

Our Mission

To harness the power of digital technologies for education to increase access and enhance learning opportunities for all.

How we accomplish this

  • Conduct and disseminate research to illuminate and expand valuable uses of technology in education
  • Support educational innovations that take full advantage of digital technologies
  • Serve as a catalyst for networking and collaboration on digitally-rich education
  • Provide educators with high-quality learning opportunities to capitalize on digital technologies

Supporting Your Work. Helping You Succeed.

Whether you are working in K-12 schools, higher education, or any other educational and training contexts, our mission is to enable YOU to harness the power of digital technologies to increase access and enhance learning opportunities.

  • Services

    Benefit from the expertise and networks of LiDA center staff to get the specialized support you need or help you connect with potential partners.

  • Programs

    Learn about available digital technologies from the most fundamental to research-informed advanced best practices.

  • Shared Resources

    Take advantage of the expertise of other LiDA community members, through our networking events and direct access to information about their work and insights as reported in this website.

Educators Served by the Numbers

  • 34

    earned an Advanced Certificate in Online Teaching

  • 212

    took the introductory course in Online Teaching & Learning

  • 60

    took the introductory course in K-12 Digitally-Rich Teaching & Learning

  • 290

    attended a UR workshop on online teaching

Stay Up to Date With the LiDA Community

LiDA Announcements

Call to participate in the piloting of a new instrument to measure preparedness for blended teaching – if willing to offer 20-30 minutes of your time to support this project, contact Charles Graham at Brigham Young University

Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES received a NYS Learning Technology grant to serve 31 school districts. The grant will focus on increasing access and support to secondary students taking online courses, as well as increasing teacher awareness of the potential of blended teaching to enhance students’ learning opportunities in traditional classrooms through a 4-hour workshop open to the public (see Events). The LiDA Center will collaborate in the design and development of key professional development offerings.

LiDA Events

[LiDA Colloquium Series] Sharing & Networking about Current LiDA Initiatives

Sep 19, 2019 - LiDA Colloquium Series | 3:00pm – 4:30 pm in the Genrich-Rusling Room (LeChase 215) |

As it has been our tradition, we start with an invitation to anyone in the LiDA Community to briefly share about their current work and interests, with the goal of fostering collaborations and synergy for the coming year.  Time will be set aside for informal networking as well.

Thursday, September 19, 3:00-4:30 pm in LeChase 215

Blended Learning Training – LeRoy Location (09/24)

Sep 24, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, LeRoy, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Blended Learning Training – Newark Location (09/26)

Sep 26, 2019 -

4-hour workshop (8:30am-12:30pm) at Conference Center at Wayner Finger Lakes BOCES, Newark, NY (Free for teachers whose districts are involved in the EduTech Learning Technology Grant; others can attend for a fee of $25)

Examples of How the LiDA Center is Helping Educators Harness the Power of Digital Technologies

NSF Grant to Prepare Teacher Leaders

A partnership between six local districts and the Warner School has secured $3M from the National Science Foundation to prepare a cadre of 20 “digitally-rich STEM master teachers” that will act as catalysts and supporters of digitally-rich innovations in their district.

Introducing the K-12 Digital Consortium and its Website

A number of school districts and local BOCES in the region, in collaboration with the LiDA Center, have come together to collaborate and learn from each other as they tackle the challenge of leveraging digital technology to transform teaching practices in their schools. The LiDA Center is “incubating” this emerging organization.

Fredericksen Leads Online Learning Consortium

As the current president of the Online Learning Consortium, LiDA Center Associate Director Eric Fredericksen has a unique opportunity to leverage and inform the most organizations on online education in the country.

Become Part of the LiDA Community!

  • Participate in our networking events and learning programs
  • Share your LiDA stories, projects and products
  • Tell us about events, websites, and studies you found valuable
  • Contribute resources to support specific projects – whether it is through donations, sponsorships or volunteering your time
teachers working together in a professional learning session