The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) is a joint powers agreement between the University of Minnesota (UMN), Minnesota State, and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), with a mission to “support educators teaching in online, blended, and digital learning environments.”
The Learning Commons executes its mission through three primary efforts: Minnesota eLearning Summit, "Best of the Summit" Webinar Series, and Special Interest Groups.
Minnesota eLearning Summit
The MN eLearning Summit is the premiere event of the Minnesota Learning Commons and a gathering place for K-12, college, and university educators and innovators in the Midwest who are committed to effective online and blended learning. The 2018 Summit was held August 1–2 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center. Learn more about presenting at or attending the Summit.
Monthly Professional Development Webinars
The Minnesota Learning Commons offers free monthly webinars. The webinars are hand selected by members of the Minnesota Learning Commons Coordinating Committee and include highly rated presentations from the past year’s Minnesota eLearning Summit, presentations on special projects by educators from around the state, and more. View upcoming and past webinars.
Special Interest Groups
MnLC Special Interest Groups are designed to promote intentional sharing/networking of information with our audiences in priority areas and inform the MnLC Coordinating Committee of broader programming, project and joint licensing opportunities. The groups focus on Accessibility, Digital Literacy, Innovation, Open Educational Resources, and Quality and Best Practices. Learn more about the groups.
Info about the MnLC
Please contact a representative from one of the joint powers organizations:
- Minnesota Department of Education: Jeff Plaman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Minnesota State: Kim Lynch (email@example.com)
- University of Minnesota: Bob Rubinyi (firstname.lastname@example.org)