As e-learning is increasingly being embraced and implemented in Higher Education, it is important to explore and measure whether it is empowering, engaging and performance driven. Over the last decade, many e-learning projects have been initiated and many impactful research papers have been published.
The next step is to make sense of the past, the present and the future e-learning research initiatives to strategize and implement e-learning that is engaging and performance driven. The Ministry of Higher Education Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the National Centre for e-Learning and Distance Education are taking leadership roles in transforming e-learning into engaging performance driven learning experiences, by organizing the Third International Conference of e-Learning and Distance Education (eLi13) This conference will bring together educators, trainers, researchers, practitioners, futurists, policy makers, and users to discuss and propose how this transformation can be empowered.

1. Present recent scientific research in the field of e-Learning and its impact on performance.
2. Promote e-learning that inspires engagement and professional performance.
3. Explore pedagogical learning models to transfer e-learning to practical contexts.
4. Highlight the importance of cultural and ethical frameworks for e-learning applications and practices.
5. Shed light on the role of e-learning environments to stimulate participation and professional performance.
6. Showcase successful e-learning experiences designed to improve learning and ensure quality.