EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)'s wrote a brief in their 7 Things You Should Know About... series on 7 Things You Should Know About Learning Engineering with contributions by Ellen Wagner, Avron Barr, Shelly Blake-Plock, and Robby Robson.
Sitting at the confluence of learning science, learning technology, and instructional design, learning engineering can be framed as the application of engineering design methodologies in developing learning technologies and infrastructures. Learning engineers have the skills needed to integrate engineering and systems thinking with learning science in support of better learning technologies and, ultimately, improved learning outcomes. Learning engineers provide architectures and techniques that can help us develop new and better tools to apply what we are learning about learning, cognition, and human development.
Read the 7 Things on Learning Engineering on what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning in ELI.