7 Things You Should Know About Learning Engineering


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.


The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.


In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.


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