IEEE ICICLE Conference

The 2019 Conference on Learning Engineering brought over 200 professionals from industry, academia, and government to discuss and debate the question: “What is Learning Engineering?”

Thank you to all our Conference & Media Supporters.


Who are we and what is IEEE 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.

Recent News and Upcoming Events


DeV Learn CONFERENCE,October 23rd-25th

Two concurrent Learning Engineering sessions will be held at the upcoming DevLearn Conference.

  • In When Learning Engineering Meets Instructional Design on October 24th, Ellen Wagner, Learning Engineering Among the Professions SIG Chair, will explore the ways in which instructional designers of the future can better prepare to collaborate with learning engineers assigned to enterprise learning initiatives.

  • At Mission Control: Launching Learning Engineering at Mars, Inc. on October 25th, Trish Uhl and Rachel Horwitz will present a case study session that outlines a real-world example of learning engineering put into practice at iconic candy company Mars Inc.

New Publication

eLearning Guild published a research report, Learning Engineering: A Primer, by Ellen Wagner, Learning Engineering Among the Professions SIG Chair, which explores how learning engineering is expected to impact Learning & Development.


iFest, August 27

At iFest conference on Tuesday, August 27th, Learning Engineering sessions took place with ICICLE members:

  • Dina Kurzweil, Design for Learning SIG, presented on Instructional Designers and Learning Engineers of the Future.

  • Jim Goodell, Competencies, Curriculum and Credentials SIG Chair; Michelle Barrett, AI and Adaptive Technologies SIG Chair; Shelly Blake-Plock, Chair; and Ellen Wagner, Learning Engineering Among the Professions SIG Chair, discussed Engineering Better Learning: Practical On-Ramps to the Emerging Practice of Learning Engineering session.


Publish with ICICLE

All attendees of the 2019 IEEE ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering are eligible to submit papers and presentations to the post-conference Proceedings publication. See the conference page for details.

Participating Organizations


In the Media

“As learning and performance support technology has continued to evolve, becoming more complex and increasingly more sophisticated, eLearning and digital learning professionals working in education, enterprises, and agencies have recognized their need for new, more sophisticated skill sets. Among these are data visualization, programming and coding, and techniques from learning science and data analytics.” Learning Engineering: Making Education More "Professional"A Q&A with Ellen Wagner, Campus Technology

“Despite exponential growth in the development of learning technologies, there has been relatively little support in terms of professional development for engineers designing, building, and deploying new learning technologies.” ICICLE: A Consortium for Learning EngineeringEDUCAUSE Review

“The “learning engineer” job title has started cropping up at several institutions, spurred in part by leadership from Carnegie Mellon University, which has a one-year master’s program in learning engineering and has hired five of its own.” Learning Engineers Inch Toward the SpotlightInside Higher Ed

“According to Ken Koedinger, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University and chair of ICICLE’s SIG on the Learning Engineering Academic Curriculum: ‘In ten years, learning engineering will be a core job in educational technology companies, K-12 schools, colleges and universities.’” Learning Engineering: Merging Science and Data to Design Powerful Learning ExperiencesGettingSmart


Join Us

IEEE ICICLE activities are led by participating entities and participation in ICICLE activities is open to all. You are encouraged to contact us regarding organizational membership and opportunities for individuals. Our program is growing and there is much room for meaningful involvement.

As innovative teachers, schools, and training departments deploy an ever-expanding array of new products and explore new ways of teaching and learning, the body of knowledge about how to use these technologies and how to design the increasingly complex information systems that result is the basis for a new engineering discipline.
— Avron Barr, Chair of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee