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About the EdTech Network

The Penn State EdTech Network is a strategic initiative that embraces technology-based disruption to enable transformational solutions for higher education. We promote collaborative innovation by bringing together students, faculty, staff, and industry partners, to solve high-priority challenges facing the University. In doing so, we create unique opportunities for our network members, including student participation in developing EdTech solutions, faculty research that pushes the boundaries of machine and human solutions, industry partners collaborating with subject matter experts, and the creation of new businesses.

We're part of Penn State President Eric Barron's $30 million Invent Penn State initiative, which aims to drive job creation, economic development, and student career success by connecting researchers and innovators with the people who can help bring their discoveries to the marketplace. 

"Penn State is developing a culture that encourages, nurtures, and rewards entrepreneurship, not just in STEM, but in the arts, health and human development, education, and more."

—Eric Barron, Penn State President

Penn State at a Glance

Top 10
Top 10

ranked online undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report

student body

students across all campuses

included college campuses

campuses, including Penn State World Campus, dedicated to EdTech research and development

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students taking Penn State World Campus courses online

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Penn State World Campus degree and certificate programs offered per year

innovative learning experiences

instructional designers and media specialists creating innovative learning experiences

Penn State alumni connecting

actively engaged members of the Penn State Alumni Association

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