Minnesota Learning Commons

The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) is a partnership between Minnesota's public education systems to support educators teaching in online, blended, and digital learning environments.

Mission & Goals

The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) mission to “support educators teaching in online, blended, and digital learning environments.” The Learning Commons executes its mission through its Coordinating Committee, webinar series, and Special Interest Groups.

For the 2021-22 academic year, the MnLC partners are studying the 60-Year Curriculum, a series of ideas on adult lifelong learning, and possibilities of implementing it in Minnesota's education systems. For the 2022-23 academic year, goals are being developed around the creation of pilot projects for micro-credentials, concurrent enrollment, and other topics related to equitable life long learning.

Coordinating Committee

The MnLC is managed by a coordinating committee made up of representatives from Minnesota's public education systems.

If you are interested in joining the MnLC Coordinating Committee, please contact Mary Mehsikomer at mary.mehsikomer@sourcewell-mn.gov.

Special Interest and Work Groups

  • Innovation

  • Faculty Development & Quality of Online Courses

  • Open Education

  • Minnesota Online Learning Options Act Work Group

More work groups based on proposed pilot projects are coming for 2022-23. Updates will be posted here.


Visit the MnLC YouTube Channel to see recorded webinars on a variety of subjects related to distance and online learning. Webinars are delivered monthly during the academic year (September - May).

Join the conversation!

If you are interested in being on the MnLC Mailing List to receive information about activities, events, and opportunities to connect, click here!


Contact mary.mehsikomer@sourcewell-mn.gov to get more information about the MnLC.