Have you ever looked for research to help improve the design of your program or product, but weren’t sure where to start? The Digital Promise Research Map offers two unique visualizations that connect you with research from nearly 100,000 journal articles in education and the learning sciences, allowing you to quickly find useful information.

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In the Network view, you’ll see 12 research topic circles. The larger the circle, the more articles it contains. When you click on a topic, such as Online Learning, blue lines appear, showing connections to other topics, and giving you new insights for where you can find useful information. The thicker the line, the stronger the connection. Here, Online Learning is strongly connected to Multimodal Learning and Student Motivation — so those might be worth exploring, too. Adjust the filters on the left to view data in new ways, and double click on a topic to break it into more specific subtopics. In the side panel, you can find articles and research experts in Online Learning.

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You can also view the same data in another visualization called the Chord view. Click on a topic border arc to see how it connects to other topics. Like the Network view, the thicker the line, the stronger the connection between topics.

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In both views, you can add articles to My Tiles, a custom page where you can save and organize articles relevant to your work.

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And, if you want to dig deeper into a topic, go directly to the topic page. There you’ll find a summary, related sub-topics, and links to more detailed information– all in one place.

Click on one of the views to start exploring!