Learning Sciences Product Certification with Digital Promise

Join Digital Promise as we discuss their newly released Research-Based Design product certification. This certification uses a competency-based learning framework, developed in consultation with Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project advisory board, expert researchers in the Learning Sciences field, and dozens of educators across the United States. Further detail about its development can be found in our new report, “Designing Edtech that Matters for Learning: Research-Based Design Product Certifications.”


Sierra Noakes
Sierra Noakes
Senior Research Project Manager
Digital Promise

Sierra Noakes is the Senior Research Project Manager at Digital Promise. Her work focuses on inclusive research and development to create innovative, equitable, and high quality learning opportunities for diverse learners. At Digital Promise, Sierra leads collaborative research projects driven by stakeholder voice to iteratively design impactful solutions to the most pressing challenges in education. By co-designing solutions with stakeholders and leading advocacy campaigns, Sierra intends to unify and leverage demand to change educational systems to meet the needs of each unique learner. Prior to joining Digital Promise, Sierra was an educator and curriculum coordinator for the Brooklyn Autism Center and received her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her B.A. in Government and Policy from Claremont McKenna College. 

Vic Vuchic
Vic Vuchic
Chief Innovation Officer
Digital Promise Global

Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Promise Global, is a seasoned thought leader in education technology and philanthropy. He is the Executive Director of the Learner Variability Project (LVP), an applied R&D initiative focused on developing learner models to support research based personalization of learning for the full diversity of learners.  Vic received his Master of Education from Stanford University and is an expert in learning science, innovation, and scaling what works. He has launched game-changing initiatives that have increased access to education and improved learning for tens of millions of learners in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Prior to Digital Promise Global, Vic consulted with a number of foundations and organizations on education technology, innovation, and philanthropy. Prior to consulting, Vic developed strategies and managed over $100 million in technology-focused grants at the Hewlett Foundation to launch and grow the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and create and advance the Deeper Learning strategy.