The focus of the CONNECT University Summer School Session on "Digital learning as a tool for development" will be on the extraordinary impact that digital learning can have in helping to sustain development, both within and beyond the EU. To better explain the importance of this topic, particular attention will be devoted to policy-making and best-practices emerging from different Institutions. As Digital represents an inseparable part of today's learning process, improving the uptake of technologies can make people flourish in our contemporary world. The classrooms are shaping the future, therefore it is essential to look at the way we train the children to better boost their productivity. Looking further, more needs to be done on how to best use digital means to reach education objectives. How can we use technology to empower learning?