Since the Company was founded in 1981, our goal has been to provide ongoing quality research and practice on experiential learning. The purpose of this site is to host a space where scholars, practitioners and students of experiential learning can join together to share their research and practice. Our mission is to create an exchange through which we may support each other in our mutual interests and collectively advance the theory and practice of experiential learning.
President, Experience Based Learning Systems, Inc.
Alice Kolb is the President of Experience Based Learning Systems, Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. She received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Organizational Behavior. At EBLSI she facilitates innovation in research and practice of experiential learning conducted by the worldwide experiential learning network. Her current work is focused on promoting learning in higher education through institution building. This work emphasizes approaching an educational institution’s development by integrating development of curriculum, faculty, students and resources around a vision and mission that is focused on learning. She has published a number of articles on experiential learning, conversational learning, and artistic learning. Her research focus on learning spaces led to her 2005 paper “Learning styles and learning spaces: Enhancing experiential learning in higher education” published in Academy of Management Learning and Education. Her upcoming publication, “Learning to play, playing to learn: A case study of a ludic learning space,” to be published in the Journal of Organizational Change Management, is part of her ongoing passion for creating spaces conducive to deep learning.
David A. Kolb
Professor of Organizational Behavior Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University
David Kolb is the founder and chairman of EBLSI and professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of Experiential Learning: Experience as the source of learning and development, and the creator of the Kolb Learning Style Inventory. Other works include, Conversational Learning: An experiential approach to knowledge creation, Innovation in professional education: Steps on a journey from teaching to learning, Organizational Behavior: An experiential approach, and numerous journal articles on experiential learning. He is the recipient of four honorary degrees recognizing his contribution to experiential learning in higher education.