International Consortium for Innovation and Collaboration in Learning Engineering

June 2023 Newsletter

ICICLE June 21st 2023 Community Call with Erin Czerwinski, Manager, Learning Engineering, CMU and co-chair 2023 ICICLE Conference

The ICICLE monthly community call is June 21st at 12pm ETErin Czerwinski, Manager, Learning Engineering and Technology-Enhanced Product, at Carnegie Mellon University and Co-Chair of the 2023 ICICLE Learning Engineering Conference, will be sharing activities, events, speakers and all that will be happening at the conference. Join the community call to get a sneak preview!

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, 24th-26th July

The  2023 ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering: Grounding Theory in Practice is a little over a month away. If you haven’t registered, why not? The number of participants at the conference is limited, and it is filling up. Join other learning engineering enthusiasts 24th-26th July 2023 in-person at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA to explore the practice, process and profession of learning engineering. 

The tentative agenda has been updated on the conference page. We have diverse selection of sessions across sectors (pK-12, higher education, professional learning and development), concepts in learning sciences and learning design, teaching learning engineering,  implementation and much more. We are excited to have Steve Ritter, Tammy Berman, and Ken Koedinger, our three fantastic keynotes, speak about their learning engineering experiences.

The contest to win a free registration to the 2023 ICICLE Learning Engineering Conference is still open! We want to know, “What Does Learning Engineering Mean to You?” Record a video, create a graphic, do anything creative and fun that describes you and learning engineering. Keep it simple, short, engaging, and topical. Use the hashtag #ICICLE and #learningengineering. We’ll be monitoring Twitter (also post with @ieeeicicle) and LinkedIn (put on Learning Engineering group if you’d like). The contest winner will receive free registration!

Total Learning Architecture Plugfest, 27th July

The ADL Initiative will be hosting a free, one-day workshop on the Total Learning Architecture (TLA) at Carnegie Mellon University on 27th July (the day after the ICICLE conference ends). The TLA Plugfest includes an introduction to TLA standards, plug and play sessions, and a TLA discussion. Military and civilian distributed learning leaders who want to learn more about the TLA and industry partners who want to demonstrate TLA-conformant technologies are welcome to participate. Learn more here about event details and participant criteria.

Talking about Learning Engineering

Two webinars on June 29th at 1 pm ET and 2 pm ET
Overview of U.S. Army Competency Based Training and the Role of Simulation, Data and Learning Engineering is on June 29th at 1PM ET. Benjamin Goldberg and Jim Goodell will discuss adaptive training, intelligent tutoring, and learning engineering principles to drive next generation training and simulation.

Where Learning Design and Generative AI Meet is on June 29th at 2PM ET. Talespin Co-Founder and CEO, Kyle Jackson, and Head of Learning Engineering, Kristin Torrence, will discuss how Generative AI technologies can be leveraged in learning experience design to create high-quality XR learning content.

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.

  • Students and Grads: The Students and Grads of Learning Engineering SIG will be meeting on Wednesday, June 21st at 4pm ET. Meeting link is in Agenda and Notes.
  • Design: The Design for Learning SIG  is meeting on Tuesday, June 27th at 2pm ET. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Notes.
  • Tools/Instrumentation: The Tools SIG will be meeting on Thursday, June 29th at 2pm ET to discuss instrumentation and learning data. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Notes.
  • Corporate MIG: Corporate/Workforce MIG is meeting on Friday, June 30th at 11am ET. Contact co-chair for more info. Meeting link will be posted in Agenda and Notes.
  • Competencies: The Competencies, Curriculum, and Credentials SIG will meet on Friday, June 30th at 3pm ET. Meeting information is in the Agenda and Notes.
  • K-12 MIG: The next meeting for the K-12 MIG (market-interest group) will be Wednesday, July 12th at 12pm ET. Meeting link is in the Agenda and Notes.
  • Higher Education MIG: The next meeting for the Higher Education MIG is in September 2023. No meetings in July and August.

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!

Register for 2023 ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering: Grounding Theory in Practice. We can’t wait to see you next month! 

We look forward to your participation at the community call on June 21st with Erin Czerwinski, Co-Chair of the 2023 ICICLE Learning Engineering Conference.