Shaping the Future of Education Together
Online May 27, 2021
The 2021 Open edX Conference is a half-day event to bring Open edX practitioners together to share ideas about online learning techniques.
The Open edX Conference is where the Open edX community and leading experts in ed-tech discuss the latest research, new approaches to learning, and the best practices for integrating new technology into the virtual classroom. The enthusiastic, supportive community make this a unique, must-attend event.
This year’s event is focused on the growing importance of collaborative learning and how educators, students, and technologists are coming together to build the next generation of educational technology.
This smaller format event will feature a thought-leader keynote, eight practical talks, and plenty of unstructured spaces for direct connections with other attendees.
We couldn’t hold our traditional three-day conference in 2020. This year, we’re taking advantage of the virtual format to bring the community together in a different way. Also, keep an eye out for our physical gathering in spring of 2022.
If you have any questions, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder and CEO of edX, and MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Vice President for Open Learning at MIT
Keynote: Anant Agarwal (CEO edX Inc.)
Keynote: Sanjay Sarma (VP Open Learning at MIT)
Future of Education
Eran Raviv (Director, Campus-IL)
5 Models of Blended Learning
Stefania Trabucchi, Ilaria Botti (Abstract Technology)
The importance of collaborative learning: How to build an effective Open edX course
Braden McDonald (CTO, OpenCraft)
Building with Blockstore - How We Developed LabXchange using Open edX
Michael Karsh (Co-Founder, Edios Media)
Using Narrative to Increase Learner Engagement
Social time in Gather
Including: Anant Agarwal AMA (11:00-11:20)
Daniel Quiroga (eduNEXT)
Micro-Frontends, From Local to Production Environment
Andrés González (CTO, Aulasneo)
Machine Learning Techniques for Open edX courses
Nimisha Asthagiri, Sarina Canelake, Jeremy Bowman (edX Engineering)
State of Open edX Community and Architecture Engineering
Marco Morales (edX Product)
Teaching and Learning Platform Direction
Social time in Gather
Including: Nimisha Asthagiri AMA (12:30-12:50) and Marco Morales AMA (12:50-1:10)
Our virtual conference will be running on two platforms: LoudSwarm for presentations, and Gather for social interactions. See these two videos for an overview of how they work:
Frequently Asked Questions
What platform will the conference use?
The conference will be hosted on Loudswarm, an online conference platform built on Zoom, Slido, and Jitsi. Invitations to Loudswarm will be sent out in the days leading up to the conference.
Will the presentations be recorded?
Of course! The recordings will be available to conference attendees immediately after the conference, and then to the public a month later.
Can we hang out with other attendees?
Absolutely. We can't provide a physical space, but we've tried to create a similar experience using Gather.town. We've scheduled 90 minutes of unstructured time for people to self-organize and network.
What else should I know?
We seek to foster an open and welcoming environment in this event. All participants are expected to follow Open edX Code of Conduct.