To improve outcomes for learners everywhere, WGU Labs conducts research and development in three core areas:

  • Equitable postsecondary access and outcomes: WGU Labs research illuminates persistent education inequities and surfaces promising opportunities for closing education equity gaps.
  • Effective learning design and delivery: WGU Labs learning scientists and social psychologists uncover critical paths to learning and motivation informing both new and existing educational products.
  • Empowering education and career success: WGU Labs learning experience designers, content creators, and engineers design, build, measure, and iterate to create and enhance life-transforming educational products.

Publications

Our researchers have published a variety of peer-reviewed articles across numerous topics