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What is EDUCAUSE Teaching and Learning?

EDUCAUSE Teaching and Learning advances postsecondary learning success by fostering the innovative use of technology grounded in learning science, refined through evidence-based practice, and seamlessly incorporated within new, learning-centered models at all levels of education.

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology. The community’s broad interests include technology-enabled learning environments, faculty development and engagement, the collection and use of data to inform decision making, and the sharing of both innovation and proven practice in online and blended learning.

Next Generation Learning Challenges accelerates educational innovation in both K-12 and higher education to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the U.S. by investing in transformative learning strategies and fostering informed networks of next gen model creators and tool developers.

Programs and Resources

7 Things Icon7 Things You Should Know About …

provide short overviews of key emerging technologies and practices that have significant  potential for teaching and learning, describing what it is, how it works, where it is going, and why it matters.

Seeking Evidence of Impact

supports the teaching and learning community in developing ways to gather evidence of the impact of technological innovations and current practices on learning.


Breakthrough Models Incubator

The 2014 Incubator is bringing forward competency-based education (CBE) models, supporting institutions through a structured, co-created exploration and design process in three phases.

Current Reads

Top 10 IT Issues: Teaching and Learning

Find out which of the top IT issues converge with key teaching and learning issues from the annual ELI Content Anchor Survey.

Latest ELI 7 Things

Check out the "7 Things You Should Know About Developments in Instructional Design."

7 Things You Should Read About Innovative Approaches to Instructional Design

Provides a concise set of resources on emerging learning technologies. Open to ELI nonmembers after 90 days.

Innovations Designed for Deeper Learning in Higher Education

Seven insitutions received $1.7 million from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) Building Blocks for College Completion grant program to scale innovations...

Chattanooga State Community College: U Do the Math Program

U Do the Math provides an innovative alternative to developmental math, replacing tradtional course lectures with a student-centered approach to active learning and subject mastery. 

Breakthrough Models for College Completion

Discover the innovative approaches of 9 new postsecondary degree programs that were funded by NGLC.


Leadership Development Opportunities

Teaching and learning professionals face an ever-changing field in higher education, making exceptional leadership and innovative design skills more important than ever. The EDUCAUSE Institute portfolio offers a comprehensive leadership development pathway for advancing academic transformation.

  • Deeper learning session threaded throughout the annual meeting
  • To combine leadership and expertise on a current topic
  • Informal discussion sessions
  • To examine current issues with networking opportunities
  • Week-long summer residential program
  • To understand strategic skills for influencing decision-making
  • Three-part program with summer residential program, webinars, team presentations
  • To explore processes leading to academic innovation and design of new models
  • Three-part program with summer face-to-face meeting, webinars, business plan consulting
  • To catalyze senior administrators, developing launch-ready competency-based education plans