EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leaders Institute

August 30–November 12, 2021

The EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leaders (LTL) Institute is for professionals whose campus role involves the support and promotion of teaching and learning. The curriculum provides a solid foundation for professionals in their current (and future) roles by focusing on critical areas of learning success, academic communication, data-driven solutions, digital leadership and transformation, and technology initiatives. Throughout the program, participants are immersed in a case-based leadership experience while engaged in applied, active learning in small teams.

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    Program Dates

    August 30–November 12, 2021

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    11 weeks

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    Time Commitment

    5-10 hours per week

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    Who Should Attend?

    Higher education professionals who support and promote teaching and learning

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    Program Delivery

    (Synchronous and Asynchronous)

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    Successful completers receive the LTL Institute digital microcredential.


About Attending This Institute

All EDUCAUSE Institutes are built around the following core themes, which you'll learn more about in the program: diversity, equity, and inclusion, student success, and digital transformation. We believe in a humanized, learner-centered approach that supports communities of learning and networking.

This intensive, eleven-week institute engages participants in interactive live sessions, offers small applied team projects designed to support networking and learning, and provides coaching with the faculty. We ask that participants actively plan the time they will spend on the institute each week, even on a daily basis. Each competency below is delivered with diverse learning materials, resources, activities, and capstone projects in support of in-depth learning, immediate application, and networking.

  • A Learner-Driven Approach: Contribute to learner success by providing access to diverse learning opportunities and resources.
    • Includes support for developing a service mindset, pedagogy and technology, engaging with students, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Academic Communication: Use effective communication practices to collaborate with various academic stakeholders.
    • Includes support for Interacting with faculty, project collaboration, and engaging in difficult questions.
  • Managing Technology Projects: Implement management strategies for various technology initiatives.
    • Includes support for using an ethical framework, setting clear expectations, managing the bottom line, and performance improvement.
  • A Data-Driven Approach: Prioritize the use of data in decision-making, problem-solving, and managing student information.
    • Includes support for data security and privacy, prioritizing work and resources, and proposing and justifying resources.
  • Supporting Transformation in Higher Education: Provide digital leadership to institutional transformation efforts.
    • Includes support for finding stakeholders and champions, aligning initiatives to strategy, and maintaining momentum for change.

Weekly Meetings 

Each week, we’ll hold a live, synchronous online meeting to discuss resources, activities, and projects. These meetings will be a combination of short talks, discussion, and opportunities for questions. See full meeting schedule in the agenda page.

Learners are expected to dedicate approximately 5-10 hours per week (synchronous and asynchronous) to have an engaged and successful learning experience.

Coaching and Mentoring Opportunities

As part of your enrollment in this institute, you have the opportunity to receive coaching and mentoring from an experienced leader from the higher education community. The post institute mentoring opportunity lasts for three months, and enables a one-on-one connection for the duration of this time.

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  • Key Dates

    Apr 7

    Registration Open

    Registration will open in April.

    Aug 30

    Institute Begins

    The Institute begins on August 30, 2021.

    Nov 12

    Institute Ends

    The Institute concludes on November 12, 2021.