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Collaborative Learning. Community Led.

Welcome to the Open edX 2019 Conference, hosted by UC San Diego! This year’s theme is all about collaborative learning, and how Open edX enables technologists, educators and learners to collaborate, innovate, and move the state of teaching and learning forward.  

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Wednesday, March 27
 

1:00pm

Learning and Collaboration: Lessons from the Open Source Community
A round table discussion about the current state of open source and open standards in online learning. Attendees will hear about progress and problems, as well as how we can more forward.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Jacobs

Stephen Jacobs

Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology
Humanitarian FOSS, Game Design, Digital Humanities, American Sign Language, Ukulele
avatar for Flavia Cioanca

Flavia Cioanca

Instructional Design Manager, The Linux Foundation
avatar for Alvin Richards

Alvin Richards

Chief Education Officer, Redis Labs
Alvin has held various executive roles, most recently as the field chief technology officer at MariaDB, vice president of product at Aerospike and engineering lead at MongoDB. He has worked with SasS startups, enterprise storage (NetApp) and byte-code virtualization and containers... Read More →
avatar for John Mark Walker

John Mark Walker

Open edX Community Lead, edX
John Mark Walker is the Open edX Community Lead for edX. He has been an open source community and ecosystems expert for 2 decades, starting with VA Linux Systems and SourceForge.net. He was the Gluster Community Leader at Red Hat, and was the product and community owner for ViPR Controller... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

2:00pm

From 0 to 1 Million and Beyond: The Linux Foundation eLearning Journey
This session highlights The Linux Foundation’s journey from small-scale instructor-led training to a diversified elearning catalog with over 1.3 million learners worldwide in less than 5 years. Learn how The Linux Foundation translated instructor-led courses into dynamic, engaging elearning content. We'll review our challenges and the solutions employed to overcome them, ultimately demonstrating that designing active learning experiences can be done on a small budget with a small team. The presentation will also cover instructional design strategies the Linux Foundation Training Team is considering to further improve learner engagement in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Flavia Cioanca

Flavia Cioanca

Instructional Design Manager, The Linux Foundation


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

3:45pm

A Contributor’s Journey - The Impact of Our Work on Others, and on Ourselves
Open edX contributors come from all over the world. Representing a wide range of ages and education levels, our interests and goals vary. Although we might not meet in person, we share one thing in common: we are each part of the Open edX community. Open edX occupies a large place in many of our daily professional lives. Lost in the minutiae of running courses or developing features, we can sometimes lose track of the actual impact of our work on the Open edX community. But each Open edX contributor is also part of a larger community of humans who care about learning. Whether you’re a learner, an educator, or a technologist, this talk aims to empower contributors to make changes and positively impact the community we share.

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Antoviaque

Xavier Antoviaque

CEO, OpenCraft
Xavier Antoviaque is an Open edX developer and contributor. He is also the founder of OpenCraft, which provides development services and hosting for public institutions and companies using the Open edX platform, including Harvard, Davidson University, the edX organization itself or... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

4:45pm

Education in the Open Source World
By definition, open source companies give their products away to an unknown audience. This talk will explore how education can be utilized to provide deep insights into usage, behavior, and future intent for product usage, including monetization. We will take a deep dive into how education is used at Redis Labs, the leading open source in-memory database. Designed for community builders who want to understand the commercial impact of education and how to modernize their marketing programs, this talk will cover education’s importance to open source communities, what drives a commercial company to build free education, and how deep analytics can inform downstream teams such as Sales & Marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Alvin Richards

Alvin Richards

Chief Education Officer, Redis Labs
Alvin has held various executive roles, most recently as the field chief technology officer at MariaDB, vice president of product at Aerospike and engineering lead at MongoDB. He has worked with SasS startups, enterprise storage (NetApp) and byte-code virtualization and containers... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161
 
Thursday, March 28
 

1:00pm

Gratitude_x - How gift economics influence learner attitudes in a massive open online course.
How can we foster a greater sense of community in online environments? This talk focuses on how attitudes toward giving, gift economics, and community expectations may positively influence learner experience and lead to a greater sense of belonging and collaborative production in a MOOC. Aimed at community organizers and course producers interested in understanding possible motivations for participation and contribution in an online course, this talk highlights recommendations on how open source and open access technologies can create a circular sense of gift giving in the MOOC community.

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Grau

Arthur Grau

Senior Communications Officer, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Arthur Grau is a Senior Communications Officer with MIT CTL. He is responsible for marketing, advertising, production, experience design, and team coordination with MIT CTL, SCM, and SCALE programs. He is the communications lead for the MITx MicroMasters in SCM community. Prior to... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

3:45pm

LabXchange: Science and learning--connected.
Aimed at educators, content authors, and anyone involved with Open edX and online education, this talk will explain LabXchange, a new platform that connects life science communities in a collaborative learning environment. We will demonstrate how LabXchange works and discuss why we decided to build it using Open edX. We’ll also explain how LabXchange exemplifies the new authoring workflows and instructional design paradigms that Blockstore will enable.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Lue

Robert Lue

Faculty Director & Principal Investigator, LabXchange, Harvard University
Robert Lue is a professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University and the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, where he is responsible for fostering innovative teaching in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

4:45pm

LibreCorps: Humanitarian Open Source Student Work Writ Large
LibreCorps is an initiative that places RIT students into paid Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) internships at Humanitarian organizations. Attendees will learn how RIT's FOSS efforts grew from a single course to a full academic minor and series of experiential education programs. We’ll outline our long-term goals for LibreCorps to become a year-round, student-based FOSS consultancy program, and talk about why humanitarian work has become a driver for today's college students. We’ll offer tips for engaging students in FOSS developer communities and for growing FOSS education within your own organization.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Jacobs

Stephen Jacobs

Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology
Humanitarian FOSS, Game Design, Digital Humanities, American Sign Language, Ukulele


Thursday March 28, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161