Library Vlog #5: Going Places and Learning Spaces

5 Apr 2019

UM Library is going places! Barend Last recently went to the United States to visit the conference ELI Annual Meeting.The main focus was Learning Spaces and Open Education, but also topics like Blended Learning, Instructional Design and Learning Analytics were addressed. Furthermore, the programme consisted of not only the conference but also two visits to local universities (UCI and UCLA). On these campuses, the group followed guided tours through innovative learning spaces and watched several presentations about learning spaces and open education. Watch our vlog about the trip and download the findings here.


About the ELI Annual Meeting 2019

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organisations committed to advancing learning through information technology innovation. The ELI Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for those interested in learning principles and practices, all dimensions of student success, and innovation in post-secondary learning to explore, network, and share. The ELI Annual Meeting programming is derived from member-driven content. As a community, they are working to create a cohesive and connected environment for all students and instructors. The ELI Annual Meeting 2019 was hosted in Anaheim, CA (nearby Los Angeles). It ran from 19 – 21 February.


Educational Tracks

The strategic use of information technology has the ability to transform teaching and learning, helping institutions realise the mission to advance higher education through the use of information technology. To navigate these learning horizons, the following tracks deliver guidance:

  • Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Analytics: Privacy, Learning Data, Student Advising, and Interventions
  • Digital and Information Literacy
  • Faculty Development and Engagement
  • Innovation in Instructional Design and Course Models
  • Leadership and Academic Transformation
  • Learning Efficacy: Impact Evaluation, Learning Research and Science
  • Learning Environments and Spaces
  • Learning Horizons: Emerging Technology, Ground-Breaking Practices, and Educational Futures
  • Open Education
  • Student Success

Find more info about the programme:



The findings of the conference as well as the visits to the universities are written up in a report. There are findings and summaries for all of the above tracks, so I encourage you to check the topics that interest you.

Download findings here
Download attachments here


If you want to know more, please contact Barend Last via Ask your librarian.

Author: Barend Last, Blended Learning & Information Specialist



This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.



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