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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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Tuesday, March 26
 

9:00am

Accessible MOOCs In Practice -- Design, Implementation, Execution
Learn how to ensure that learners who have disabilities are fully included and can take full advantage of the unique benefits of online learning. We’ll discuss the needs of learners with disabilities, share practical suggestions for implementing accessible courses with common content types on the Open edX platform, and provide tips for supporting learners who have disabilities in high-enrollment Open edX courses.

Speakers
TS

Ted Supalla

Professor, Georgetown University
avatar for Jeff Witt

Jeff Witt

Accessibility Specialist, edX


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 12:15pm
Center Hall, Room 105 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

9:00am

Building Open edX Apps in iOS and Android
These workshops will teach you how to build your own Open edX-based mobile app. We will also discuss current ongoing Mobile projects within edX and throughout the Open edX Mobile community. From building and running your own Open edX-based apps for iOS and Android to setting up an automated test environment, these workshops will show you the ins and outs of running an Open edX app.

Preparation before the conference
Android
Please run through the steps in the Android Repo README to get Android Studio setup prior to the conference.
https://github.com/edx/edx-app-android

iOS
Please run through the steps in the iOS Repo README to get xCode setup prior to the conference.
https://github.com/edx/edx-app-ios

Agenda:
  • 9 - 10:30am - Open edX mobile apps in Android
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm - Open edX mobile apps in iOS


Speakers
avatar for Albert (AJ) St. Aubin

Albert (AJ) St. Aubin

Senior Software Engineer, edx
avatar for Marco Morales

Marco Morales

Product - Platform, Open, Mobile, edX
Hi! I've been at edX for a long while as a product manager and designer. Currently I'm a product manager for the teaching and learning and mobile teams.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 12:15pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

9:00am

Getting Started with Open edX Development
So you want to become an Open edX developer? This workshop will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge for understanding all of Open edX’s moving parts. Learn how to customize and deploy your own Open edX site!

Speakers
avatar for Nate Aune

Nate Aune

CEO & Founder, Appsembler
I'm the CEO and Founder of Appsembler, a Boston-based company providing services around Open edX, an e-learning platform for easily authoring and delivering online courses. I like to talk with folks about Docker, PaaS, Open Source, Open edX, e-Learning, Django, jazz.
BW

Bryan Wilson

Senior Software Engineer, Appsembler
JB

John Baldwin

Senior Software Engineer, Appsembler
I'm part of the engineering team at Appsembler and the backend developer and maintainer for Figures


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 12:15pm
Center Hall, Room 109 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

9:00am

Instructional Design Summit
Limited Capacity filling up
Everyone with tickets to tutorial day or the 4-day pass are eligible for admission. 
Overview Anyone interested in designing and developing an online course is invited to attend the instructional design summit. This full-day summit will cover everything from theory and application of best practices to learning science in online course design. Participants will have the opportunity to apply those models to the development and alignment of learning goals, assessments, and content delivery. Learn tips and strategies for using Studio to build your own course in Open edX. Come prepared with a laptop, an idea for one module of an online course to focus on during the summit, and 1-3 main learner takeaways for that module.
Agenda The summit will start with a discussion of backward course design and student-centered learning. During the morning from 9 am - 12 pm, you will have opportunities to develop and refine your course learning objectives, develop ways to describe your course to others and develop your course and module outline.
In the afternoon from 1:30-4:30 pm, you will get to build the module that you have designed. We will focus on designing and building assessments and ways to deliver content. We will discuss how to design and implement effective and engaging assessments in your module. We will also discuss how to best present content to reach your learning objectives.
The summit will feature short presentations, workshop time, and consultation with peers, summit leaders, and guest presenters. The tentative schedule is as follows. More detailed information will be provided at the summit.
Morning (9 am - 12 pm)
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Backward Design and Student-Centered Learning
  • Sandbox Setup: Get Started With Your Own Open edX Sandbox Course
  • Break
  • Module Design & Outline
Lunch (12-1:30 pm)
Afternoon (1:30 - 4:30 pm)
  • Assessments, Content Delivery and Learner Engagement
  • Breakout Sessions & Workshop Time
    • Tentative Topics*: Basic assessments, Content delivery methods, Learner engagement, Peer-grading, HTML5 Interactive content, Advanced ORAs, Course styling, and custom python problems.
      *Final topics will be decided based on the participants’ survey results.
  • Share Out & Conclusion

Speakers
avatar for Udo Ouwerkerk

Udo Ouwerkerk

Instructional designer, Delft University of Technology
avatar for Grace Lyo

Grace Lyo

Director, Instructional Design, Stanford University
avatar for Colin Fredericks

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 →
avatar for Ben Piscopo

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer, edX
Ben Piscopo is a learning designer at edX. He has over 10 years of experience in both academia and industry, building a diverse resume that includes lecturing at international colleges, authoring a series of innovative phonetic textbooks, and consulting for the British Council on... Read More →
avatar for Anna Lifshits Agmon

Anna Lifshits Agmon

CTO, Campus-il
avatar for Alison Brauneis

Alison Brauneis

Senior Associate Director, Instructional Design, Stanford University



Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 12:15pm
Center Hall, Room 222 Center Hall, San Diego, CA 92161, USA

9:00am

Open edX Production-Ready in 10 Steps
Learn how to get Open edX up and running smoothly and quickly. Our finest community members will lead workshops on running Open edX. The morning will focus on Docker-based devstack operation and creating your own push-button process, and the afternoon will feature a new distribution from IBM designed for ease of use.

9:00am - 12:15pm: Open edX Production-Ready in 10 Steps
This workshop will provide you with 10 steps for setting up a small single-server instance of Open edX for production use. We will also discuss the differences between the sandbox installation described in the official documentation and a true production installation.

1:30 - 3:00pm: Deploying Open edX in Production using Docker and Kubernetes
Learn how to deploy and manage your Open edX instance in Kubernetes using Docker. This workshop will guide you step-by-step through how to deploy your own Open edX instance on Kubernetes. The Cognitive Class team will also share what they’ve learned over the years about running Open edX on Docker and about experiences with Kubernetes for the Open edX free trial.
3:15 - 5:00pm: Installfest
Get your Open edX operation working! TAs will be on hand to help guide you through your installation and configuration.

Speakers
avatar for Régis Behmo

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/
avatar for Lawrence McDaniel

Lawrence McDaniel

Full Stack Developer, lawrencemcdaniel.com
I am a freelance developer specializing in responsive web and mobile app development using Angular, Ionic, Wordpress and Amazon Web Services. I know about data science, machine learning, business analytics, forecasting systems and predictive analytics. And in a parallel universe I... Read More →


Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00am - 12:15pm
Center Hall, Room 113 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

1:30pm

Advanced Problem Authoring in Vanilla Open edX
Have you ever felt constrained by the problem types Open edX allows? Expanding beyond these problem types can be complicated, typically requiring significant coding knowledge and server infrastructure. In this workshop, we will introduce the MITx Grading Library, which requires little to no coding knowledge, and runs on any Open edX server. The library includes many features, including ordered/unordered lists and sublists, multiple correct answers, partial credit, and feedback messages. Course authors will develop sample problems as they learn how to implement the Grading Library in their own courses.

Speakers
JB

Jolyon Bloomfield

Lecturer, MIT


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 105 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

1:30pm

Building Open edX frontend applications with create-edx-react-app, Part 1
This workshop will provide a basis for creating your own custom applications on top of the Open edX platform. We’ll offer insight into how edX is building its latest micro-frontends such as the Enterprise Admin Portal, Credentials, and Journals, all of which started with create-edx-react-app.

Speakers
avatar for George Babey

George Babey

Engineering Manager, edX for Business, edX
avatar for Adam Stankiewicz

Adam Stankiewicz

Software Engineer, edX
avatar for Richard Reilly

Richard Reilly

Software Engineer, edX


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

1:30pm

Deploying Open edX in Production using Docker and Kubernetes
Learn how to get Open edX up and running smoothly and quickly. Our finest community members will lead workshops on running Open edX. The morning will focus on Docker-based devstack operation and creating your own push-button process, and the afternoon will feature a new distribution from IBM designed for ease of use.

9:00am - 12:15pm: Open edX Production-Ready in 10 Steps
This workshop will provide you with 10 steps for setting up a small single-server instance of Open edX for production use. We will also discuss the differences between the sandbox installation described in the official documentation and a true production installation.

1:30 - 3:00pm: Deploying Open edX in Production using Docker and Kubernetes
Learn how to deploy and manage your Open edX instance in Kubernetes using Docker. This workshop will guide you step-by-step through how to deploy your own Open edX instance on Kubernetes. The Cognitive Class team will also share what they’ve learned over the years about running Open edX on Docker and about experiences with Kubernetes for the Open edX free trial.
3:15 - 5:00pm: Installfest
Get your Open edX operation working! TAs will be on hand to help guide you through your installation and configuration.

Speakers
avatar for Luiz G Aoqui

Luiz G Aoqui

Software Engineer, IBM


Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 113 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

1:30pm

Instructional Design Summit, Part 2
Limited Capacity filling up
Everyone with tickets to tutorial day or the 4-day pass are eligible for admission. 
Overview Anyone interested in designing and developing an online course is invited to attend the instructional design summit. This full-day summit will cover everything from theory and application of best practices to learning science in online course design. Participants will have the opportunity to apply those models to the development and alignment of learning goals, assessments, and content delivery. Learn tips and strategies for using Studio to build your own course in Open edX. Come prepared with a laptop, an idea for one module of an online course to focus on during the summit, and 1-3 main learner takeaways for that module.
Agenda The summit will start with a discussion of backward course design and student-centered learning. During the morning from 9 am - 12 pm, you will have opportunities to develop and refine your course learning objectives, develop ways to describe your course to others and develop your course and module outline.
In the afternoon from 1:30-4:30 pm, you will get to build the module that you have designed. We will focus on designing and building assessments and ways to deliver content. We will discuss how to design and implement effective and engaging assessments in your module. We will also discuss how to best present content to reach your learning objectives.
The summit will feature short presentations, workshop time, and consultation with peers, summit leaders, and guest presenters. The tentative schedule is as follows. More detailed information will be provided at the summit.
Morning (9 am - 12 pm)
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Backward Design and Student-Centered Learning
  • Sandbox Setup: Get Started With Your Own Open edX Sandbox Course
  • Break
  • Module Design & Outline
Lunch (12-1:30 pm)
Afternoon (1:30 - 4:30 pm)
  • Assessments, Content Delivery and Learner Engagement
  • Breakout Sessions & Workshop Time
    • Tentative Topics*: Basic assessments, Content delivery methods, Learner engagement, Peer-grading, HTML5 Interactive content, Advanced ORAs, Course styling, and custom python problems.
      *Final topics will be decided based on the participants’ survey results.
  • Share Out & Conclusion
Tell us about yourself and topics of interests before the ID Summit. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3XH8RYL

Speakers
avatar for Anna Lifshits Agmon

Anna Lifshits Agmon

CTO, Campus-il
avatar for Alison Brauneis

Alison Brauneis

Senior Associate Director, Instructional Design, Stanford University
avatar for Colin Fredericks

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 →
avatar for Grace Lyo

Grace Lyo

Director, Instructional Design, Stanford University
avatar for Udo Ouwerkerk

Udo Ouwerkerk

Instructional designer, Delft University of Technology
avatar for Ben Piscopo

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer, edX
Ben Piscopo is a learning designer at edX. He has over 10 years of experience in both academia and industry, building a diverse resume that includes lecturing at international colleges, authoring a series of innovative phonetic textbooks, and consulting for the British Council on... Read More →



Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 222 Center Hall, San Diego, CA 92161, USA

1:30pm

Learning and Teaching How to Contribute to Open edX, Part 1
Whether you’re new to Open edX or an experienced contributor, we’ll work together to submit a contribution to Open edX by the end of the workshop! Participants are expected to have at least one relevant development skill like Python, JavaScript, or DevOps. Experienced Open edX contributors, come learn how to help new contributors get started and provide suggestions on improving the process.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Bowman

Jeremy Bowman

Manager of Dev Tools, edX
I'm passionate about education, educational technology, and developer productivity. I especially welcome conversations involving testing, static code analysis, Docker, Django, and Python packaging.



Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Center Hall, Room 109 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

3:30pm

Building Open edX frontend applications with create-edx-react-app, Part 2
This workshop will provide a basis for creating your own custom applications on top of the Open edX platform. We’ll offer insight into how edX is building its latest micro-frontends such as the Enterprise Admin Portal, Credentials, and Journals, all of which started with create-edx-react-app.

Speakers
avatar for George Babey

George Babey

Engineering Manager, edX for Business, edX
avatar for Richard Reilly

Richard Reilly

Software Engineer, edX
avatar for Adam Stankiewicz

Adam Stankiewicz

Software Engineer, edX


Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

3:30pm

Get Started with Figures
Figures is a lightweight reporting app for Open edX. In this hands-on workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of Figures so that you can install and use it in your own Open edX environments. We’ll run the pipeline code, walk through how Figures captures data from the LMS, and explore the user interface.

Speakers
JB

John Baldwin

Senior Software Engineer, Appsembler
I'm part of the engineering team at Appsembler and the backend developer and maintainer for Figures


Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Center Hall, Room 113 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161

3:30pm

Instructional Design Summit, Part 3
Limited Capacity filling up
Everyone with tickets to tutorial day or the 4-day pass are eligible for admission. 
Overview Anyone interested in designing and developing an online course is invited to attend the instructional design summit. This full-day summit will cover everything from theory and application of best practices to learning science in online course design. Participants will have the opportunity to apply those models to the development and alignment of learning goals, assessments, and content delivery. Learn tips and strategies for using Studio to build your own course in Open edX. Come prepared with a laptop, an idea for one module of an online course to focus on during the summit, and 1-3 main learner takeaways for that module.
Agenda The summit will start with a discussion of backward course design and student-centered learning. During the morning from 9 am - 12 pm, you will have opportunities to develop and refine your course learning objectives, develop ways to describe your course to others and develop your course and module outline.
In the afternoon from 1:30-4:30 pm, you will get to build the module that you have designed. We will focus on designing and building assessments and ways to deliver content. We will discuss how to design and implement effective and engaging assessments in your module. We will also discuss how to best present content to reach your learning objectives.
The summit will feature short presentations, workshop time, and consultation with peers, summit leaders, and guest presenters. The tentative schedule is as follows. More detailed information will be provided at the summit.
Morning (9 am - 12 pm)
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Backward Design and Student-Centered Learning
  • Sandbox Setup: Get Started With Your Own Open edX Sandbox Course
  • Break
  • Module Design & Outline
Lunch (12-1:30 pm)
Afternoon (1:30 - 4:30 pm)
  • Assessments, Content Delivery and Learner Engagement
  • Breakout Sessions & Workshop Time
    • Tentative Topics*: Basic assessments, Content delivery methods, Learner engagement, Peer-grading, HTML5 Interactive content, Advanced ORAs, Course styling, and custom python problems.
      *Final topics will be decided based on the participants’ survey results.
  • Share Out & Conclusion
Tell us about yourself and topics of interests before the ID Summit. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3XH8RYL

Speakers
avatar for Anna Lifshits Agmon

Anna Lifshits Agmon

CTO, Campus-il
avatar for Alison Brauneis

Alison Brauneis

Senior Associate Director, Instructional Design, Stanford University
avatar for Colin Fredericks

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 →
avatar for Grace Lyo

Grace Lyo

Director, Instructional Design, Stanford University
avatar for Udo Ouwerkerk

Udo Ouwerkerk

Instructional designer, Delft University of Technology
avatar for Ben Piscopo

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer, edX
Ben Piscopo is a learning designer at edX. He has over 10 years of experience in both academia and industry, building a diverse resume that includes lecturing at international colleges, authoring a series of innovative phonetic textbooks, and consulting for the British Council on... Read More →



Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Center Hall, Room 222 Center Hall, San Diego, CA 92161, USA

3:30pm

Learning and Teaching How to Contribute to Open edX, Part 2
Whether you’re new to Open edX or an experienced contributor, we’ll work together to submit a contribution to Open edX by the end of the workshop! Participants are expected to have at least one relevant development skill like Python, JavaScript, or DevOps. Experienced Open edX contributors, come learn how to help new contributors get started and provide suggestions on improving the process.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Bowman

Jeremy Bowman

Manager of Dev Tools, edX
I'm passionate about education, educational technology, and developer productivity. I especially welcome conversations involving testing, static code analysis, Docker, Django, and Python packaging.



Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Center Hall, Room 109 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161
 
Friday, March 29
 

9:15am

Developer Summit - Morning Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

For more on the developer summit schedule, head over to the wiki page for summit planning

Speakers
avatar for Nimisha Asthagiri

Nimisha Asthagiri

Chief Architect, edX
avatar for Marco Morales

Marco Morales

Product - Platform, Open, Mobile, edX
Hi! I've been at edX for a long while as a product manager and designer. Currently I'm a product manager for the teaching and learning and mobile teams.


1:30pm

Developer Summit - Afternoon Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

For more on the developer summit schedule, head over to the wiki page for summit planning

Speakers
avatar for Marco Morales

Marco Morales

Product - Platform, Open, Mobile, edX
Hi! I've been at edX for a long while as a product manager and designer. Currently I'm a product manager for the teaching and learning and mobile teams.
avatar for Nimisha Asthagiri

Nimisha Asthagiri

Chief Architect, edX