Adventure Learning at the University of Minnesota 

University of Minnesota is the world's forerunner in adventure learning. Headed by Dr. Aaron Doering of Learing Technologies at the College of Education and Human Development the exciting free K-12 adventure learning programs delivered to K-12 classroom world wide on an annual basis since 2003, is a premier outreach feature for the College of Education and Human Development.

To visit the adventure learning site at the University of Minnesota site go here: 


Online Distance Learning Certificate 

Adventure learning is much more than a theory for the elitist.

'Adventure learning' being one of four required courses, the college now offers a new online distance learning certificate designed to prepare educators and other professionals to design and deliver distance learning opportunities in academic or business settings. A 12-credit certificate program that will prepare students to successfully design, develop, and deliver curriculum on the Internet; use interactive online media; and create online learning communities for business and K-12 and postsecondary schools.

CI 5327 - Designing Online Adventure Learning
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Designing, developing, and integrating adventure learning environments in K-16. Examples of effective adventure learning environments.

To learn more please visit 'Online Distance Learning Certificate'


Dr. Doering on Tech Talk

"Tech Talk" is a 30-minute TV show produced by the University of Minnesota to help community members learn more about the digital technology we encounter in our everyday lives.

Dr. Aaron Doering appeared the November 26, 2006 broadcast about Learning Technologies K–20.

You can view his segment here, or visit the Tech Talk site to view the whole episode.


AL in UMN News

GoNorth! at the Bell Museum (Brief, 11/2006)

Maroon and Gold at the Minnesota State Fair (2006)

Studentsgo online for outdoor adventure (The Minnesota Daily 2/2006)

CEHD in the NEWS  (2/2006)

Online adventure learning continues in 2006 in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Link, 2/2006)

Point (5/2006)

Points (2/2006) 

Aaron Doering: Adventure Learning in the Arctic (Savvy Technologist 2/2006)

University of Minnesota Communicator’s Forum announces award winners (University News Service, 2005)  

NCATE/BOT Institutional Report, 2005

U program connects K-12 students with adventurers (9/2005)

Arctic Education Project: Enhancing Education Research and the University's Reputation (2005)

Link (Spring, 2005) 

Kudos (4/2005)

Kudos (1/2005)

The College at the Fair (Link, Fall, 2004)

Polar Huskies More Than Half-way (Link, Spring, 2004)

Tracking Sled Dogs Online (Campus Digest,  3/2004)

Live from the Arctic it is NOMADS Adventure & Education (2/2003)


Features over the years...


AL and the achievements of our adventure learning series is featured in the Strategic Plan Progress Report 2006 'Transforming the U'

  Download the report here



AL is featured in the Inspiring Minds video produced to celebrate the centennial celebration for the College of Education and Human Development:

 Read the transcipt



AL is featured in the Centennial Celebration Issue




College Communication Wins Maroon Award with AL:

       College of  
     Education and
     State Fair
     College Booth:

        State Fair booth and display, interactive video kiosk and learning curriculum, Web site, trading cards, art and related activities

State Fair booth, trading cards  Creative Team, Objectives & Outcomes