Every Learner Everywhere
Online Learning Consortium
Achieving the Dream

Narrative Practices in Digital Learning: Advancing Equitable Change Through Data-Informed Storytelling

In advancing access to education, institutional leaders will need to leverage narrative practices and storytelling as powerful tools to make sense of their teaching and learning environments and create digital strategy that supports all learners and not just a privileged few. This professional learning service will offer a series of frameworks (including OLC’s Framework for Storying Digital Changework), resources, and approaches to case-making and impactful storytelling as a means of instantiating generative actions and necessary change at all levels of the institution. Participants will leave this experience with the ability to contextualize strategic initiatives and collaborative action using both quantitative and qualitative measures, including disaggregated data and student voice. The inclusion of an open access interactive toolkit will provide participants with the ability to continually utilize and hone their skills in data-informed storytelling to better advance quality and equitable learning as an ethical imperative across their institution.



  • Core Components
    • Facilitated HyFlex kickoff
    • Self-paced asynchronous modules for faculty/staff
    • Facilitated
  • Optional Components
    • Interactive toolkit
    • Strategic consulting engagement


  • 2 week engaged per cohort/section of core components
  • Ongoing access to interactive toolkit