International Consortium for Innovation and Collaboration in Learning Engineering

April 2023 Newsletter

ICICLE April 19th 2023 Community Call with Vic Vuchic, Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Promise

The ICICLE monthly community call is April 19th at 12pm ET. We are excited to have Vic Vuchic, Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Promise join the call. Digital Promise is an organization that advances equitable education systems by bringing together solutions across research, practice, and technology.

Vic is a thought leader in education technology and philanthropy and an expert in learning science, innovation, and scaling initiatives, having worked across sectors in foundations, organizations and start-ups. Although he may not know it, he is a learning engineer! At Digital Promise he founded the Learner Variability Project which builds upon research regarding learner variability and uncovers strategies to meet learners where they are across varied contexts and needs. Vic will be speaking about this initiative and others and their relationship to learning engineering.

We’ll be meeting via Webex for the community call. (See details below with meeting code and password.) It is scheduled for one hour’s length. Full agenda will be posted here.

2023 ICICLE Learning Engineering Conference

Registration and call for proposals for the 2023 ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering: Grounding Theory in Practice for the conference is open! Join learning professionals 24th-26th July 2023 in-person at Carnegie Mellon University in the Simmons Auditorium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA to share and deepen your understanding of learning engineering. The conference is less than four months away, and we can’t wait!

Early Registration ends May 31st
Early registration ends May 31st. For IEEE members registration is $250, non IEEE members $295 and students $205. The number of participants at the conference is limited, and we expect that the conference will sell out! 

Call for Proposals due May 1st
Submit your proposal to share your learning engineering experiences around the theme, “Grounding Theory in Practice.” Submissions are due May 1st. We have three types of sessions for you to engage with conference participants about your work:

  • Active Learning Sessions: In these 60 minute sessions, speakers will present a topic and lead the attendees in a related participatory activity.
  • Show and Share Sessions: These succinct 10 minute presentations will showcase specific attendee projects and how they connect to the learning engineering process (LEP) and LE Toolkit.
  • Technology Showcases: The showcases are 20 minute presentations to show how educational technologies and projects connect to the learning engineering process.

Opportunities for Vendors
The IEEE ICICLE 2023 conference will have a Vendor Exhibit where corporate and industry partners can showcase an educational technology in support of learning engineering. Other opportunities to support the conference will soon be announced.

Talking about Learning Engineering

The article, Interactive Peer Instruction Method Applied to Classroom Environments Considering a Learning Engineering Approach to Innovate the Teaching–Learning Process written by Jessica Rivadeneira and Esteban Inga, looks an instructional approach through a learning engineering lens.

The Leading Learning podcast spoke with Bror Saxberg on Forging Effective Learning, focusing on topics that include cognitive task analysis, motivation’s impact on learning, learning engineering, and the importance of evidence-centered design.

Learning Engineering is used across sectors. In the US Army’s Journal of Military Learning, the article, Learning Engineering at a Glance written by Sae Schatz, Jim Goodell and Aaron Kessler, proposes learning engineering to transform military learning as a response to the complexity of the global security environment.

ICICLE members recently presented at IEEE Education Week on Learning Engineering May Not Be What You Think It Is! and Crazy Idea: What if We Use Engineering to Develop and Deliver Engineering Education?.

Special and Market Interest Group Work
The Special and Market Interest Groups develop resources and document experiences for the learning engineering community. Everyone is welcome to join one, two or all the SIGs and MIGs.

Please check website home page for updates to meeting days and times.

  • Corporate: Corporate MIG (market interest group) works with corporate community on how to adapt the learning engineering process. Next meeting to be announced.
  • Design: The Design for Learning SIG  is meeting on Tuesday, April 25th at 2pm ET. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Notes.
  • Tools/Instrumentation: The Tools SIG will be meeting on Thursday, April 27th at 2pm ET to discuss instrumentation and learning data. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Notes.
  • Competencies: The Competencies, Curriculum, and Credentials SIG is starting up meetings in March. The SIG will meet on Friday, April 28th at 3pm ET. Information will also be in the Agenda and Notes. If you haven’t yet subscribed to the CCC SIG mailing list, please subscribe:
    • Send an email to [email protected], containing the following text in the body of the message: subscribe ICICLE-CCC YourFirstName YourLastName  (Use First Name followed by your Last Name sent from the e-mail address that you want to subscribe. The e-mail subscribe instruction does not support an e-mail address field, if you try to use an e-mail address in the Name fields it will be rejected.)
  • Higher Education: The next meeting for the Higher Education MIG (market interest group) is Tuesday, May 2nd at 12pm ET, exploring learning engineering in a higher education context. Meeting link is in Agenda and Notes.
  • K-12 MIG: The next meeting for the K-12 MIG (market-interest group) will be Wednesday, May 10th at 12pm ET. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Notes.
  • Students and Grads: The Students and Grads of Learning Engineering SIG will be meeting on Wednesday, May 10th at 4pm ET. Meeting link is in Agenda and Notes.

Let’s keep talking about learning engineering. Post in our Linkedin group or send an email with your update to put in this newsletter. We want to share your insights and work!

Get ready for 2023 ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering: Grounding Theory in Practice! Prepare your proposal and submit by May 1st. Early registration ends May 31st.

We look forward to seeing you at the community call on April 19th with Vic Vichuc who will discussing initiatives at Digital Promise and applications of learning engineering.