511 What Is Learning Engineering?
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 25
Management and Strategy
Education, training, and even learning itself is changing. As technology advances, the shift towards learning and development initiatives that require engineering support is growing at an ever-increasing speed. The increased need for engineering skills within learning and development will be a major disruption in the near future, one filled with both challenges and opportunities.
In this session, you will discover the growing world of learning engineering, learning from leaders of the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE). While the need for technical competence for create, design, produce, and manage education and training programs has existed for decades, this session will explain how and why engineering problem-solving methodologies are becoming more central to learning and development endeavors. Join us and learn more about this exciting new professional growth opportunity for eLearning professionals.
In this session, you will learn:
- What learning engineering is
- What forces are driving the need for learning engineering
- The opportunities learning engineering presents to our industry
- The challenges learning engineering presents to individuals, organizations, and our industry
Designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Robby Robson, the president of Eduworks Corporation, is an internationally recognized innovator in online learning. He began developing web-based learning content and learning management systems in 1995, chaired the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee from 2000 – 2008, and has helped dozens of organizations develop eLearning technology strategies. He has served as principle investigator and lead scientist on multiple federally funded projects that explored new technologies for learning, education, and training. Robby co-founded Eduworks in 2001, where he has guided research, services, and product development.
IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee
Avron Barr started his career as a programmer at Stanford University; editor of the seminal Handbook of Artificial Intelligence; and founder of Teknowledge, an early AI startup in Silicon Valley. Since Teknowledge was sold in 1986, he has been an independent consultant, helping people understand, explain, and market cutting-edge software. He consults for the Institute for Defense Analyses and is involved in the US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative’s Total Learning Architecture project. He volunteers as chair of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee and spends his free time hiking in the redwood forests around Santa Cruz, California.