Our vision is to be one of the world’s leading University-based eLearning services; providing WashU Olin with a strategic source of competitive advantage and a capability to generate, and benefit from, opportunities in the field of digital learning.


Our mission is to provide all WashU Olin stakeholders with a world-class eLearning capability (comprising a support team, facilities, and custom digital platform) to:

  • Enhance the learning experience (in-class, online and blended)
  • Extend reach (locally, nationally and internationally through digital resources, and online courses and programs)
  • Engage learners for life (by offering continual online learning and networking opportunities)


The Center for Digital Education’s origins began with the appointment of Professor Mark Taylor as Dean of WashU’s Olin Business School. Dean Taylor’s ambition was for WashU Olin to develop a world-class digital education capability that would impact all areas of the school and all stakeholders.