International Consortium for Innovation and Collaboration in Learning Engineering

June 2021 Newsletter

The ICICLE monthly community call is June 23rd at 12pm ET.  In this month’s ICICLE Community Call, you are our guest speakers. We want to hear from each of you on what makes you a Learning Engineer and how you are engaged in learning engineering. We want to hear feedback on ICICLE and what interests you to attend meetings. Feel free to prepare or just speak off-the-cuff for no more that 1-2 minutes. We are looking forward to listening to you!
We’ll be meeting via Webex (See details below with meeting code and password). The call is scheduled for one hour’s length. Full agenda will be posted here.

Recent Publications
The Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) launched its inaugural State of XR & Immersive Learning Outlook Report 2021ICICLE, Learning GuildEDUCAUSE and CoSN were partners in the publication. The Outlook Report showcases current and emerging trends and innovations on the use of XR and immersive technologies for supporting learning. Register here for the launch of report on June 24th at 12pm ET.

The report, High-Leverage Opportunities for Learning Engineering, written by Ryan S. Baker and Ulrich Boser, discusses the potential of learning engineering to bring the theory and practice of learning forward as well as some of the challenges that have slowed uptake of learning engineering, and how they can be addressed.

Learning Engineering Updates
Data for Science Commitment
ICICLE’s commitment to the Data Science for Everyone‘s campaign to expand access to data science education was accepted. The campaign has over 250 commitments. Our commitment is “to define data science competencies in a learning engineering competency framework by the end of 2021.”  What would you suggest as competencies The Competencies, Curriculum and Credentials SIG will be leading our commitment. We’d love your help.  Come to the next meeting on July 9th or contact the SIG chair.

To launch this next phase of the commitment campaign, the Data Science for Everyone Commitments Event is taking place on June 28th from12-4pm ET to discuss data science education and network with other coalition-members.

Learning Engineering Tools Competition
Futures Forum on Learning‘s  2021 Learning Engineering Tools Competition, sponsored by Schmidt Futures, will kick off on July 7th from 12:00-1:30pm ET.  Key themes include accelerated learning, assessment, adult learning, and research-driven experimentation.

Have you participated in the “What do Learning Engineers Do” survey? Many thanks to those that have! If you can’t make it to this month’s community call to tell us how you use learning engineering, please complete the survey. It’s for a project that we are doing with the University of Dayton to better understand the job duties, tasks, and perceptions of learning engineers across various contexts and workplaces.

June has been a month of conferences. At the International Society of Learning Sciences conference ICICLE members had a workshop, Bringing Applied Learning Sciences to Your Institution, on designing learning engineering programs. At Learning@Scale, ICICLE members led a discussion on Learning Engineering at Scale.  At the Artificial Intelligence for EducationIEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee organized a workshop on Advancing AI-Powered Education through Industry-Academia Cooperation

SIGs meet monthly.  We welcome everyone’s participation in the SIGs. It’s been great to see new faces at recent SIG meetings! Please come to any or all of them.

The Tools SIG is meeting Thursday, June 24th at 2pm ET. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Meeting Notes.

The Corporate MIG (market interest group) is meeting on Friday, June 25th at 11am ET.  Join here.  The topic is “How do you measure the impact of L&D? What data/metrics do you measure/monitor/experiment?”Please contact SIG Chair for more information.

The Design SIG is meeting Tuesday, June 29th at 2pm ET. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Meeting Notes.

The Competencies, Curriculum, and Credentials SIG is compiling learning engineering related competencies and tasks. We’ll be working on the Data Science Commitment. The next meeting is scheduled on Friday, July 9th at 3pm ET.  Meeting link is in SIG notes.

Join the community call on on June 23rd or take a few minutes to complete the “What do Learning Engineers Do”  survey to share with the other ICICLists what you do and think about learning engineering.