The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has special initiatives designed to support the teaching and learning community by addressing key issues in higher education. These special initiatives include the Seeking Evidence of Impact (SEI) program, the annual Content Anchor survey, the Learning Space Rating System (LSRS) and the Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) community of practice.
Leading Academic Transformation
Leading Academic Transformation is a community of practice designed for senior campus leaders who advance their institution's teaching, learning, and student success mission through the innovative use of technology.
Key Issues in Teaching and Learning
Each year, the ELI conducts a crowdsourcing survey among the teaching and learning community to determine its content anchors (themes) for the coming year. From the list of possible topics, the top five or six anchors chosen serve as organizing themes for ELI events and publications.
Learning Space Rating System
The LSRS project provides a set of measurable criteria to assess how well the design of classrooms support and enable active learning activities. The criteria form the basis for a rating system that will allow institutions to benchmark their environments against best practices within the higher education community.
Seeking Evidence of Impact
SEI is a program led by the ELI teaching and learning community to find current effective practices that enable the collection of evidence to help faculty and administration make decisions about adopting and investing in best practices.
The ID2ID program provides a structure for instructional designers to share their areas of expertise with one another while enabling participants to focus on improving areas of improvement. This program is designed to help participants to grow professionally by cultivating their professional network, broaden perspectives within the learning design profession, and grown expertise in their field.