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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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Lightning Talks [clear filter]
Thursday, March 28


Lightning Talks: Collaborating
A toolkit for Collaborative learning in open edX - Juan Camilo Montoya, eduNEXT
Integrating LTI Hands-On Labs with Open edX at Cognitive Class - Leons Petrazickis, IBM; Luiz Aoqui, IBM; Antonio Cangiano, IBM
Marsha: an open LTI video provider for open edx - Mehdi Benadda, France Université Numérique
Extending the Course Discovery Service for Delivery on Wordpress Frontend - Zachary Trabookis, Clemson University
Vision of an Extensible Open edX Platform - Nimisha Asthagiri, edX
OpenEdX + Education for Humanity: A Learning Refuge for Refugees - Carrie Bauer, Arizona State University

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Carrie Bauer

Instructional Design Associate, Arizona State University
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Juan Camilo Montoya

Join me to talk about the endless possibilities we can achieve using open edX.My company provides world class open edX professional services and we are leaders in providing open edX as a service and on premises for all kind of online learning initiatives.You can reach me at juan... Read More →
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Mehdi Benadda

Freelance open source developer, Friends of Open edX
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Nimisha Asthagiri

Chief Architect, edX

Leons Petrazickis

Principal Developer, IBM
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Zachary Trabookis

Program Manager, Web Services, Clemson University


Lightning Talks: Extending
Extending EdX to Implement Personalised Learning - William Akehurst, African Leadership University
Building an Engagement Circuit Using Online Learning - John McDonough, Harvard University; Meghan Morrissey, Harvard University
OpenEdx for Africa - opportunities & challenges - Helinna Ayalew, Liquid Telecom; Amos Wachanga, Sibasi Ltd
Designing the Advanced EdX Training Course - Colin Fredericks, Harvard University
Developing Best Practices for Including Real-world Science and Engineering Lab Exercises in Online Courses - Julie Mullen, MIT
Assessing Critical Thinking Skills Online - Ildi Morris, Morris Learning Design

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Ildi Morris

Founder, Morris Learning Design
Ildi Morris has been successful in developing the strategy and design of online and onsite training programs for both academic and corporate organizations. As an eLearning Consultant, she partners with organizations on defining online program strategy and course design, as well as... Read More →

Julie Mullen

Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Talk to me about blended classrooms, instructional design ideas for online learning environments for adults and especially about methods for building learning environments for online hands-on activities using physical objects.
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Colin Fredericks

Sr. Project Lead, Harvard University
Sometimes, he wants to eat EdX developers while other times, he wants to use them to make gold, and still other times, he has even more bizarre uses for them. Though he often catches developers who wander by his home or whom he happens across in the forest, he does not know the location... Read More →
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William Akehurst

Learning Solutions Lead, African Leadership University

John McDonough

Harvard University

Meghan Morrissey

Senior Project Lead, Harvard University

Helinna Ayalew

Head of Digital Education, Liquid Telecom

Amos Wachanga

Sibasi Ltd

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 113 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161


Lightning Talks: Operating
Even more useful analytics tool for Open edX instructors - Alexandra Nabokina, RaccoonGang
MicroMasters Analytics - John Zornig, University of Queensland
Keeping Open edX Translated - Bill DeRusha, edX
Localizing OpenEDX to Portuguese - Rui Ribeiro, NAU Project
Managing corporate security requirements while using Open edX 
- Brian Telnes, Microsoft
Flexible Gamification Module - Max Sokilsky, RaccoonGang; Sergey Baranov, Applied Materials


Brian Telnes

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft / Worldwide Learning
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Bill DeRusha

Engineering Manager, edX
I am an engineering manager on the Devops team at edX. Interested in chatting about all things infrastructure.
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John Zornig

Manager Course Design and Development, The University of Queensland
John Zornig is Director of UQx at University of Queensland (UQ). Located in the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI), UQx represents UQ’s engagement in edX the non-profit MOOC platform and provides online learning expertise across the institution. John has over... Read More →
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Rui Ribeiro

Projeto NAU, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Max Sokilsky


Sergey Baranov

Applied Materials

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 105 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161


Lightning Talks: Running
Deploying a robust, scalable Open edX platform in 1 click (or less) - Régis Behmo, overhang.io
Multitenancy in open edX using MS Azure - Felipe Montoya, eduNEXT
Proactive monitoring for open edX installations with Prometheus + Grafana - Jhony Avella, eduNEXT
Centralized Lightweight MOOC Management System - Isanka Wijerathne, Kyoto University; Masako Okamoto, Kyoto University; Hiroyuki Sakai, Kyoto University
Making Open edX the First Blockchain-Based Learning Platform - Miguel Amigot, IBL Education
The future of academic credentials - Luiz Gustavo Ferraz Aoqui, IBM

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Felipe Montoya

I'd be happy to talk about anything regarding openedX Development, Operations, Multi-tenancy, future plans... you name it.
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Luiz G Aoqui

Software Engineer, IBM
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Régis Behmo

Freelance Open edX developer, Tutor maintainer, overhang.io
Tutor, the Open edX distribution that makes it easy to deploy, manage and upgrade your platform http://docs.tutor.overhang.io/
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Jhony Avella

Devops Engineer, eduNEXT
I'll love to talk about what's new on devops side and also implementation of new technologies. I would like to share my experience and my practices with the community and strengthen my knowledge with experiences from all around the world colleagues.
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Isanka Wijerathne

Researcher, Kyoto University

Masako Okamoto

Kyoto University

Hiroyuki Sakai

Kyoto University

Thursday March 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 109 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161