What is ICICLE?

IEEE ICICLE is a volunteer professional organization committed to the development of Learning Engineering as a profession and as an academic discipline. ICICLE is part of the IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program. ICICLE stands for IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering.

What is Learning Engineering?

Learning Engineering is a process and practice that applies the learning sciences using human-centered engineering design methodologies and data-informed decision making to support learners and their development.

What does ICICLE do?

ICICLE has convened over 60 organizations to provide definition and guidance for the development of Learning Engineering. ICICLE’s SIGs hold monthly meetings (third Wednesday each month at 12:00 ET), participants present at a wide range of conferences, and we gather annually to discuss the state of Learning Engineering.

Originally, ICICLE began in 2017 with the objective to deliver:

  • a set of technical resources for Learning Engineers
  • a Conference on Learning Engineering
  • a white paper defining Learning Engineering

Those original objectives evolved into an entire suite of opportunities for Learning Engineers to explore the range of technical, scientific, and policy matters concerning the profession; a conference series; and a Proceedings documenting the state of the art.

As ICICLE continues to support the growth and development of Learning Engineering, it will continue to conduct symposia and conferences as well as opportunities for publication and learning industry connections.

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