EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology.


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Welcome to ELI

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is dedicated to all aspects of technology in higher education. We are a collaborative community committed to advancing learning through IT innovation. ELI provides your organization with access to dynamic professional development opportunities, innovative online resources, and valuable interaction with a diverse group of members.



Face-to-face and online professional development opportunities that connect colleagues and support those who use technology in the classroom.


Special initiatives designed to support the community by addressing key issues in higher education. These include the Seeking Evidence of Impact (SEI) program, Key Issues survey, the Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) the Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) community, and the ID2ID program.


ELI publications include the 7 Things You Should Know About…™ series, Briefs, SEI case studies, and more.


Latest Publications

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition
This report is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the ELI. This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.

Latest ELI 7 Things
Check out "7 Things You Should Know About Adaptive Learning". Open to ELI nonmembers after 90 days.

New SEI Case Study
"Connecting Students with Co-Curricular Experiences: A Case Study from the University of Washington." Open to ELI nonmembers after 90 days.

New ELI Brief
"The Making of a Developmental Math Emporium That Works."

Next Generation Digital Learning Environment Initiative
What will the future of the LMS look like? This recently released report provides initial answers and exciting prospects for the ed-tech space.


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Volunteer to write an article, serve on a program committee or advisory group. We're always searching for innovative practices and projects from our members, so please share your innovations with us. Consider connecting with the ELI community today and make an impact within your profession.
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NEW: All-in-One EDUCAUSE Membership

ELI and ECAR available with EDUCAUSE Membership

ECAR research and ELI teaching and learning resources are now included with EDUCAUSE membership, no longer requiring separate subscriptions.

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EDUCAUSE member organizations gain access to all of ELI's valuable resources, tools, and professional development opportunities.

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