Drs. Art Graesser, John Sabatini, Andrew Olney, and Xiangen Hu led a panel discussion considering the role technology plays in adult education. This panel was titled “Technology and Distance Learning: A Discussion of State-of-the-Art Innovations, Advances, and Their Applications in Adult Learning.” In this discussion, they explored what technologies may help or hinder the evolution of adult education. Additionally they covered technological assets like intelligent tutoring systems, conversational agents, digital assessments, embedded learning materials, using. They also covered using games for learning, using artificial intelligence and automated natural language processing to tailor the technology to individual needs, and using handheld devices for learning. In fields like K-12 and university education, these tools are going online. Soon, these tools will also be adapted for the field of adult education. It is important to address both the limitations and promises of current digital technologies in order to sensibly plan for the future.