Programs and Tracks

Writing the Next Chapter: Innovative Practices, New Integrations, and Transformative Impacts

As world events continually churn, innovative practices and new integrations—along with a culture of care supporting students, faculty, and staff—offer us a pathway to restore, evolve, and transform higher education. Student support, teaching and learning practices, attention to affordability and equity, and institutional culture may all look different from how they did last year. Institutions are leveraging technology and accessing data in unprecedented ways. Faculty are teaching differently, supported by the efforts of instructional designers, technologists, and faculty development professionals. Join your colleagues to engage in discussion around the key issues and opportunities for postsecondary teaching, learning, and student success.

Program Tracks

What is the next chapter in "New Student Success" or the value proposition that students expect of their postsecondary education in 2021, and how is technology helping to deliver it? The tracks in the 2021 ELI Annual Meeting will explore these themes.

What are the critical ethical questions that must be addressed as we access new forms of student data from different contexts? How can we best determine the efficacy and impact of our learning innovations and technologies? How can data and analytics be used to restore, evolve, and transform higher education? What kinds of support do faculty need to leverage learning analytics at the course level?

With remote instruction on the rise, how can fostering human connection and a culture of care reclaim a sense of togetherness when we are so often apart? How can we more fully identify and address the needs of the "whole student," inside and outside the classroom? What is the balance between designing for human connection and the role of faculty in bringing this to life?

How can we best support students' device and broadband access needs? How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be leveraged to enhance learning? How can the teaching and learning community meaningfully contribute to the advancement of equity and social justice? How must higher education advance digital ethics through technology tools, policies, and practice?

What kinds of assessment and learning design strategies can be employed in multiple modalities? How have campuses stepped up to prepare faculty for teaching in new ways? What kinds of emerging technologies and groundbreaking practices point us to new horizons in teaching and learning?

What does "student-centric" mean for you? What are the ways you are promoting anti-racism in your practices? How are you bringing to life a student success mission? Are you mapping the student journey or using a service design approach to improve student experience? What about collaborating across departments to support the whole student and reflect a culture of transformation?


Virtual Session Experience

The online event will include live sessions, recorded presentations, in-depth trainings, and ways to connect with higher education teaching and learning professionals and solutions providers.

  • Live Sessions

    Live Sessions

    Watch the virtual presentations while chatting live with presenters and attendees. Make sure you tune in to be inspired by institutional and industry leaders.

  • On-Demand Sessions

    On-Demand Presentations

    All sessions will be recorded and available so you can stay up-to-date on your own time.

  • Trainings


    Participate in in-depth trainings to help you learn more about innovative products and services.


Networking Opportunities

  • Braindate
  • Braindate

    Virtual braindates are one-on-one or small group knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with other conference participants using the Braindate platform. They're the best way to meet with, learn from, and have useful discussions with new people during the conference—all on the topics that interest you. Learn more→

  • Community Meetups
  • Community Meet-Ups

    Join different EDUCAUSE Community Groups to share your ideas and expertise, find solutions to pressing issues you're facing, and explore common interests with your colleagues. Explore the community group meet-ups→

  • Fun Activities
  • Fun Activities

    Attending the ELI Annual Meeting is about having fun. We hope you'll take time to join us for some fun and games with your fellow attendees. Join us for Ultimate Learning Design (LX) Trivia→