Monday, July 09 | 1:00PM–2:00PM ET | Online

ELI Webinar | Building the Next Generation: Emerging Stories of the NGDLE

In 2015, EDUCAUSE began to elaborate a vision of the future of technology enhanced learning: a next generation digital learning environment. This vision was underpinned by the perspective of a more flexible, component-based approach to learning technology systems developing beyond the perceived inflexibility of the LMS. By its nature, an NGDLE is not something that can simply be purchased. Academic institutions will need to own an NGDLE as it develops and shape it to fit their institutional context. Open-source software, with its rich affordances for innovation and range of support options, can play a significant role in shaping the future landscape. This webinar will focus on early practical examples of real-world institutions working towards realizing the NGDLE vision using open source and other components.


  • Learn how diverse institutions are responding to the real-world challenges of moving toward an NGDLE
  • Understand how open-source software components can form a vital part of an emerging NGDLE
  • See how international higher ed communities are exploring the NGDLE in different national contexts


  • Ryan Allen

    Director of eLearning, University of Dayton, University of Dayton
  • Lucy Appert

    Director of Educational Technology, Faculty of Arts & Science, New York University

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    2 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Transcript

    50 KB, docx - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/22/2024


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