List of Learning Engineering articles, publications, podcasts, interviews and more. Some are noted below.

Proceedings of the 2019 ICICLE conference features the work of conference participants and highlights the work accomplished by the SIGs. It exists as an artifact produced out of the conference and provides a baseline against which future development in the profession and academic discipline of Learning Engineering may gauge growth.

Presentations and descriptions from the 2022 ICICLE Conference

IEEE Learning Engineering Podcast  The first episode explored What is Learning Engineering? Listen to it on your favorite podcast platform: SpotifyAppleSticher or tell “Alexa, play the Learning Engineering Podcast.”

Learning Engineering Use Cases


The Job of A College President President Herb Simon, 1967

The Need For Learning Engineers (and Learning Engineering) Bill Jerome, April 2013

Why We Need Learning Engineers Bror Saxburg, April 2015

Learning Engineering: Leveraging Science and Technology for Effective Instruction, Norman Bier, 2015 (page 30)

Online Education: A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms MIT, April 2016

Bridging learning research and teaching practice for the public good: The learning engineer Candace Thille, November 2016

Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Institute‘s Simon Approach to Learning Engineering

Job Descriptions

Learning Engineering related job descriptions

Learning about Learning Engineering

The YET LE portfolio is a complete xAPI toolset for Learning Engineering to implement any aspect of xAPI in a Learning Engineering project. From data design and xAPI Profile authoring, to data validation, to the implementation of business logic and interoperable connectivity to business systems, to synthetic data simulation, the tools are intended to embolden and advance Learning Engineering. (2023)

On Silver Lining for Learning episode, The Art and Science of Learning Engineering, Danielle McNamara, Scotty Craig, and Rod Roscoe of the new Learning Engineering Institute (LEI) at Arizona State University discuss learning engineering and the approaches that LEI is taking to revolutionize education, foster accessibility and effectiveness, and customize learning experiences to empower learners and educators. (2023)

In the paper, The Value Proposition of e Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) for the Field of Learning Engineering (starting on page 87 of the Proceedings of the 11th Annual GIFT Users Symposium), Shelly Blake-Plock, Kevin Owens and Jim Goodell wrote about how GIFT provides a tool and example for future learning engineering. (2023)

Watch Mollie McCormick‘s inspiring Deep Thoughts on What Learning Engineering Means to Me. She notes on her LinkedIn post is “a mashup of inspiration from several sources and some rhyming help from ChatGPT.” (2023)

Karen Rege and Jodi Lis spoke with Maryland Online, a consortium of Maryland higher education institutions to advance excellence in online education, on Bringing Learning Engineering to Online Learning. (2023)

Sae Schatz, Janet Koloder and Jim Goodell talked about Applying Human-Centered Learning Engineering Methods to Learning with Silver Lining for Learning which has conversations on the future of learning. (2023)

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. (2023)

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.  (2023)

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. (2023)

Duolingo has long applied learning engineering processes in developing its learning experiences. Eric Basu in his article, How Video Games Can Train You for a Job: Lessons from Learning Engineering Research and Duolingo’s Success, describes how learning engineering research, platforms like Duolingo, and expert insights can inform the design of effective learning experiences. In How Duolingo’s AI Learns What You Need to Learn, the authors, Klinton BicknellClaire Brust, and Burr Settles, explain how one of Duolingo’s systems, Birdbrain, is continuously improving the learner’s experience with algorithms based on research in educational psychology, combined with recent advances in machine learning. Read about Duolingo in the Proceeding of 2019 Conference on Learning Engineering in What We Discovered at the Roots of Learning Engineering (page 10). (2023)

In Learning Engineering: #WorkingOutLoud on Learning ScienceJulian Stodd with co-authors Sae Schaltz, who wrote the backbone of this piece, and Geoff Stead describes how first fostering a learning engineering mindset can begin the change to a learning engineering–powered organisation. (2023)

Bror Saxberg gave a keynote, Learning Engineering: What We Know, What We Can Do, at MIT’s Festival of Learning about innovation in teaching and learning. (2023)

Aaron Silvers writes about Learning Engineering Tools for Testing xAPI Stuffs. (2023)

At the January 2023 Community CallKatherine McEldoon, Learning Scientist, shared work done by the Efficacy & Learning team at Pearson on evidence on learning, Scaling the Science of Learning: Learning Design Principles. You can watch her talk here.(2023)

At the Empowering Learners for the Age of AI conference, there were two keynotes related to learning engineering and an ICICLE panel. The videos for all the sessions on the Global Research Alliance for AI in Learning Education’s (GRAILE) YouTube channel: 1) Danielle McNamara, University of Arizona, gave the opening keynote, Leveraging AI and Learning Engineering in Large Scale Learning Sciences; 2) A panel of ICICLE folks spoke about Learning Engineering: A path to empowering learners in and for the Age of AI; 3) Kumar Garg, Schmidt Futures, shared his thoughts in his keynote on Learning Engineering in the Age of AI. (2022)

At Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative iFEST 2022 conference, the “Learning Engineering at a Glance” poster won the “People’s Choice Award for Best Poster Design.”(2022)

In the AECT Learner Engagement Division podcast, Learning Engagement Activated, Anne Fensie speaks with Jim Goodell about how learning engineering is applied in designing learning opportunities to help increase learner engagement. (2022)

The Learning Engineering and Practice Group (LEAP) at MIT is applying design and systems principles to solving challenges in learning and develops learning experiences to better meet the increasing demand for STEM skills in tomorrow’s workforce. (2022)

Bror Saxberg, founder of the recently launched learning engineering consulting firm LearningForge, LLC, and previously Vice President of Learning Science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, spoke at Next Level Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Distinguished Speaker Series on Learning Engineering: The Art of Applying Learning Science to Real-World Training which explored the impact learning science, motivation, and understanding expertise has on learning and teaching to increase outcomes from professional training and development. (2022)

On Share Whatcha Learned: Journeys in Instructional Design, Kristin Torrence, Head of Learning Engineering at Talespin, shares what she’s been learning and practicing about learning engineering. (2022)

The article, Learning Engineering: A View on Where the Field Is at, Where It’s Going, and the Research Needed, by Ryan S. Baker, Ulrich Boser, and Erica L. Snow in Technology, Mind and Behavior looks to identify key areas within the science and engineering of learning that could lead to major improvements in educational outcomes. (2022)

In the podcast, Bring Out the Talent from The Training Associates, Dr. Michael Noble, President (Americas) Area9 Lyceum discusse the role for learning engineers and why it’s not just another trend in From Designer to Engineer, New Roles for Learning Professionals. What Parts of Learning Engineering Can Help You Level Up? Jim Goodell (2022)

The Learning Agency has a video series, Introduction to Learning Engineering, about applying a learning engineering perspective. Videos include the Practice of Learning Engineering, the Challenges of Learning Engineering, an Overview of Learning Engineering, and three case studies. (2022)

MIT Integrated Learning Initiative has a Q&A with Lauren Totino, a Learning Engineer in MIT Open Learning, about ‘what exactly is a learning engineer? and ‘how does data analysis drive MIT’s education effectiveness?’ (2022)

High-Leverage Opportunities for Learning Engineering, Ryan S. Baker and Ulrich Boser (2021)

How Cisco Networking Academy’s Learning Engineering team creates a pathway to new skillsJeremy Creech describes the work in Learning Engineering being done within the Cisco Networking Academy to create equitable experiences for people to develop employable skills. (2021)

Learning Engineering Series, EdSurge

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. (2021)

The theme for Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) at University of Central Florida March 2021 Digest was Learning Engineering, curated by James Paradiso from ICICLE Design SIG. (2021)

Rachel Van Campenhout and Benny Johnson, both with Acrobatiq by VitalSource, did a Q&A on impactful learning, with a shout-out to learning engineering. (2021)

Design Recommendations for Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Volume 8Jim Goodell and Bridget E. Thomas wrote a chapter, A Learning Engineering Approach To Data Visualization, for the intelligent tutoring system context. (2020)

Insights interview: how to engineer edtech for learning and adoption at scaleAdam Black interviews Professor Chris Dede about learning engineering, edtech that scales and edtech of the future. (2020)

Carnegie Mellon University‘s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation are designing a set of Signature Courses using CMU’s learning engineering approach. Check out the video on What is Learning Engineering? in the article.(2020)

Jessie Chuang, Corporate Group Chair, and Barish Golland published Learning Engineering: Improving Organizational Learning With Artificial Intelligence on how learning engineering can apply to the organizational learning context. (2020)

Learning Engineering Is Learning About Learning. We Need That Now More Than Ever (2020)

In the 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report Teaching and Learning Edition the “Elevation of Instructional Design, Learning Engineering, and UX Design in Pedagogy in Practice” is one of the six Emerging Technologies and Practices. (2020)

The Science of Remote Learning edited by Jim Goodell and Aaron Kessler (2020)

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education Jeff Young (2020)

Why Education Is a ‘Wicked Problem’ for Learning Engineers to Solve Ashok Goel (2020)

Teaming up to Improve Medical/Healthcare Education: Instructional Design & Learning Engineering in the Journal of Applied Instructional Design Dina Kurzweil and Karen (Beth) Marcellas (2020)

Medical Researchers Find Cures by Conducting Many Studies and Failing Fast. We Need to Do the Same for Education Mark Schneider and Kumar Garg (2019)

Are You Doing Learning Engineering—Or Instructional Design? Jim Goddell (2019)

What Does Learning Engineering Mean for Instructional Design and EdTech? Ellen Wagner (2019)

Learning Engineering? Instructional Design? Jane Bozwarth (2019)

Learning Engineering: Making Education More “Professional” Ellen Wagner (2018)

Learning Engineering and the Future of eLearning Ellen Wagner and Olivia Blackmon (2018)

7 Things to Know about Learning Engineering Ellen Wagner, Shelly Blake-Plock, Robby Robson, Avron Barr (2018)

Learning Engineering: The Next Wave for eLearning Ellen Wagner and Olivia Blackmon (2018)

Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight Mark Lieberman (2018)

The Rise of Learning Engineering Ellen Wagner and Jodi Lis (2018)

All Rise the Learning Engineers (podcast) Aaron Barr, Robby Robson (2018)

Get Ready for Learning Engineering Clark Quinn (2018)

The Rise of Learning Engineering Ellen Wagner (2018)

ICICLE: A Consortium for Learning Engineering Shelly Blake-Plock (2018)

Learning Engineering: Merging Science and Data to Design Powerful Learning Shelly Blake-Plock (2018)

From the science of learning (and development) to learning engineering, Melina R. Uncapher (2018)


OpenSimon is a learning engineering community at the Simon Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University to improve learning outcomes and advance understanding of human learning.

Learning Agency launched a Learning Engineering Google Group.  A newsletter, Learning Engineering Quarterly, published by University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning is designed to complement the Google Group.

The Playful Journey Lab, together with the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), has started their Learning Engineering Journey to explore the practice of learning engineering in the Learning Engineering Project Blueprint.