What is ICICLE?


The IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE) is an open forum and community-driven platform for defining and supporting the profession of Learning Engineering. Our activities are open to the public and all are welcome to participate. Organizations are invited to join us as voting entities.

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

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Who are we?


IEEE ICICLE — a 24 month activity running December 2017 to December 2019 — is part of the IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program. Participation in ICICLE is widespread and is comprised of leading organizations in industry, academia, and government. The Industry Connections Program helps incubate new standards and related products and services by facilitating collaboration among organizations and individuals as they hone and refine their thinking on rapidly changing technologies.

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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. Join us and help to define Learning Engineering as a profession.

ICICLE expands the IEEE portfolio to include the emerging field of Learning Engineering. This timely Industry Connections activity will leverage many years of standards and technology development to create systematic approaches to learning system engineering and learning system design. These, in turn, will facilitate collaboration among system engineers, learning scientists, instructional designers and other learning professionals and ultimately result in better learning outcomes.
— Dr. Robby Robson, IEEE Standards Association Standards Board