Learning Engineering as a Profession

Ellen Wagner, Chair (Contact the Chair)

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This SIG meets the fourth Monday of each month at 0830 PT (1130 ET). The next meeting is on Monday, May 28. Connect to the meeting using this web conference URL.



The Learning Engineering as a Profession Special Interest Group is a cross-disciplinary forum for stakeholders of professions and disciplines such as data science, the learning sciences, the cognitive sciences, computer sciences, instructional design, educational research and related fields of study as they are increasingly modded and mashed to respond to new technological and methodical opportunities.

Most of us who work with these field understand that the relationships between and among learning, technology, data and research look nothing like they did even 10 years ago. The fact that Herb Simon first started pushing on our evolving fields and disciplines more than 50 years ago to extend the boundaries of study and practice underscores the urgency of this work.

During the upcoming two year, this SIG will serve as a “first stop” for individuals, academic programs, and professional associations interested in learning more about this emerging field, wanting to know more about how it may affect other fields that might have similar roles and missions. This SIG will have opportunities to bringing their various secretariats forward in representation in the monthly SIG membership meetings and topical special interesting groups being convened on a regular (monthly) basis as each group works toward our own conference in the Spring of 2019.