MN eLearning Summit

Open. Online. Opportunity.

The MN eLearning Summit is the premiere event of the Minnesota Learning Commons, and is a gathering place for K-12, college, and university educators and innovators in the Midwest who are committed to effective online and blended learning.

Online registration and the draft program are available on our website today. Visit for more information.

Are you a MnSCU attendee or presenter, or a U of MN presenter? Check out the website for details about additional support from your institutions.

Summit Keynote Presenters

Wiley Dr. David Wiley is the Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning, an organization dedicated to increasing student success and improving the affordability of education through the adoption and effective use of open educational resources. He is also currently the Education Fellow at Creative Commons and adjunct faculty in Brigham Young University’s graduate program in Instructional Psychology and Technology. As an academic, Dr. Wiley has received numerous recognitions for his work, including an NSF CAREER grant, an appointment as a Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and designation as Researcher of the Year in the Utah State University College of Education and Human Services. As a social entrepreneur, Dr. Wiley has founded or helped start numerous entities including Lumen Learning, Degreed, Neumont University, and the Open High School of Utah.


Doering An associate professor in Learning Technologies and director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Aaron Doering was recognized as a top innovator by the Science Coalition in 2012. He is a pioneer in adventure learning, geospatial learning, and learner-driven technology integration strategies. Doering is recognized internationally as a Tech Awards laureate, which honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. At the University of Minnesota he holds the Bonnie Westby Huebner Endowed Chair in Education and Technology, and is a fellow for the Institute on the Environment. He was also recently inducted as a Royal Canadian Geographical Society fellow, a huge honor and recognition for his more than decade’s worth of work in the Canadian Arctic and around the world.

Doering can often be found on the road collaborating with diverse cultures in remote regions of the globe. He looks forward to exploring his design principles and educational philosophy with you! To virtually experience some of his projects, visit and follow him on Twitter @chasingseals.



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