“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

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Recent News

2019 IEEE ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering

The schedule has been announced for the 2019 IEEE ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering and a program summary is now available online. The event will take place Mon, May 20, 2019, 1:00 PM — Thu, May 23, 2019, 1:30 PM EDT at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia.

The conference on will feature sessions organized by ICICLE Special Interest Groups and will highlight the state-of-the-art in the profession and academic discipline of Learning Engineering.

New Academic Program

Boston College has created a new Masters Degree in Learning Engineering.

Learning engineering is the systematic application of principles and methods from the learning sciences to support and better understand learners and learning. The discipline leverages human-centered design approaches to iteratively develop and improve design solutions that address specific learning needs and opportunities—often using technology.
— Boston College, Lynch School of Education and Human Development

New Publication

Chris Dede, John Richards, and ICICLE Advisory Board member Bror Saxberg have edited a new book entitled: Learning Engineering for Online Education. It is described as “a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of learning engineering, a form of educational optimization driven by analytics, design-based research, and fast-paced, large-scale experimentation.”


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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.


In the Media

“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


2019 IEEE ICICLE Conference


The IEEE ICICLE 2019 Conference on Learning Engineering will be a gathering of professionals from industry, academia, and government featuring collaborative sessions organized by ICICLE Special Interest Groups. The event will highlight the state-of-the-art in the profession and academic discipline of Learning Engineering.

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.

A 24 month activity running December 2017 to December 2019 — ICICLE is part of the IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program.

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

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. Join us by reaching out to our Membership Chair. Help to define Learning Engineering as a profession.