Lanny Arvan


Lanny Arvan retired from the University of Illinois in August 2010. Prior to that he was the CIO and Associate Dean for eLearning in the College of Business at Illinois and held a faculty appointment in the Economics Department. His principal interest revolves around how to engage students in large classes via a combination of blended learning and peer mentoring and in finding approaches that suitably scale while leveraging scarce resources. He also is very interested the concomitant issues with faculty development for those instructors teaching such courses. He is an advocate and sometimes critic of the profession, expressing his views in his blog Lanny on Learning Technology.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • What If We Are Wrong?
    • Article

    Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool.

  • Framing Questions
    • Article

    “Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.” — Benjamin Disraeli

  • Dis-Integrating the LMS
    • Article

    I know what you’re thinking after reading the title for this column. Take a page from Jack Bauer: Put a little C-4 in your data center, right next to the server farm for your LMS.

EDUCAUSE Presentations