University of Washington Bothell

The Office of Connected Learning

Office of Connected Learning- Connecting you to: research, community, the world, new skills

The Office of Connected Learning fosters high-impact experiences that contribute to innovative and influential teaching, learning, and research. A commitment to connected learning builds greater capacities for students, staff and faculty to connect theory to practice, exercise adaptive leadership skills across novel settings, and embrace the multiple contexts we all bring to our work. It recognizes that our ideas, discoveries, research, and institutional successes result from the relationships and human ecosystems that feed them.

UW Bothell is distinguished by its focus on connected learning and crossdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative practice.


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2023 Digital Scholars Program applications are due Feb 17

As a Digital Scholar, you will join a supportive cohort community and gain digital skills that employers are looking for! These skills include digital marketing, data analytics, social media, and data visualization.  You will participate in a three-quarters experience that provides digital skills training and allows you to explore your career and major options as a pre-major and first-generation student.

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Global Initiatives

Deepening global engagement locally and abroad. Connect to explore: adding a global component to a UW Bothell course, virtually or through study abroad, international fellowships, intercultural competence resources.


Community-Based Learning & Research

CBLR gives students the opportunity to have local hands-on work outside of the classroom setting, meaning you’re out there working with local communities and organizations and creating connections. Check out the current class offerings or how to get involved.



The Collaboratory is a creative environment with the equipment needed for curricular and co-curricular maker endeavors. Located on the first floor of Discovery Hall, the Collaboratory is a free resource for students, faculty, and staff. The lab is equipped with tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, a vinyl cutter, virtual reality equipment, sewing machines and more.


Research & Creative Projects for Undergraduates

Research experiences, creative projects, and independent studies allow students to determine an area of interest, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, work with mentors or investigators, and jump start their careers. Explore the research database for opportunities, plan for summer projects, and find ways to get published - all before graduation!


Frame-40.pngConnected Learning Excellence Award

The Office of Connected Learning is excited to share an opportunity for faculty or faculty led teams to apply for an award recognizing their efforts to create high impact transformational learning experiences for students. Learn more about this award and application instructions on our webpage. Read more about application information and criteria.

  • 2021 Excellence Awardees announced, see projects and recipients here!



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Effective teaching and learning involves an entire community of stakeholders. We welcome invitations to partner on events, activities, and initiatives that enhance and support student learning and faculty development. Meet our team!
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