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2017 Open edX Conference
23 - 26 May
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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Wednesday, May 24
 

13:45

Muckup night: MOOCs – Mistakes from Marketing to Materials
What are the top ten mistakes people make when developing MOOCs? As a national platform which brings together courses from a wide range of academic institutions, Campus-IL has been able to identify the most common mistakes in MOOCs. In this highly practical session, attendees will learn how to avoid these errors and develop successful courses.

Speakers
avatar for Eran Raviv

Eran Raviv

CEO, Campus-il
As the director of Israel’s national online education platform base on Open edX technology, Eran is nowadays establishing Israel’s MOOCs ecosystem with academia, government ministries and civil society. The establishment of the platform is an initiative of Israel’s National... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 13:45 - 14:20
Salon de Grados
 
Thursday, May 25
 

11:25

Open edX out of context: The Open University approach
At the Open University we have taken an alternative approach and used Open edX to develop and deliver substantial, fully-online courses to students on degree programmes, rather than MOOCs. We have achieved a high degree of enthusiasm amongst academics for directly authoring in Open edX. This, in turn, has revolutionised the materials we have delivered to students and enhanced their learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Chantine Bradstock

Chantine Bradstock

Senior Project Manager, The Open University
I am the Senior Project Manager for an innovative technologies project at The Open University. I am responsible for reviewing our current working practices against how we work with the new technologies that we trial. | | I believe change is constant and practice a systemic approach... Read More →
avatar for Angela L. Coe

Angela L. Coe

Senior Lecturer, The Open University
Academic at The Open University, UK. Passionate about preparing engaging and effective teaching materials. Experienced Earth scientist, with expertise in distance education, writing text books and leading and conducting teaching and scientific research projects. Led and authored the... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Harrington

Matthew Harrington

Learning Environments Specialist, The Open University
Dabbler newbie developer, game designer, composer, hat wearer. | | Responsible for (amongst other things) training academic and support staff in using Open edX at the Open University in the UK as part of Project Minerva, a strategic project investigating new methods of curriculum... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 11:25 - 12:00
4.1.D03

13:45

Open edX and edX.org Strength Together--Partnering for Success
Speakers
avatar for Sasha Norkin

Sasha Norkin

Vice President of Marketing and Communications, edX
Sasha Norkin is vice president of marketing and communications for edX, leading edX marketing initiatives and partnerships. Prior to joining edX, Sasha was vice president of marketing at Barnes and Noble for five years, launching the NOOK digital reading brand and  responsible... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 13:45 - 14:20
4.1.D03

14:25

Extending Open edX to support blended learning at MIT
In this talk, we would like to share our experience using Open edX for blended learning at MIT. We will talk about the tools we use to accomplish this, how we support our faculty, course teams, and students, and then present examples of innovations in teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Peter  Pinch

Peter Pinch

Associate Director of Engineering, MIT Open Learning
I work for the Office of Digital Learning at MIT, which is at the crossroads of MicroMasters, OpenCourseWare, MOOCs and experimental digital learning.
avatar for Saif Rayyan

Saif Rayyan

Digital Learning Scientist, MIT
avatar for Shelly  Upton

Shelly Upton

Manager of Educational Technology, MITx, MIT


Thursday May 25, 2017 14:25 - 15:00
4.1.D03

15:30

What's new in Studio? Assessments & Content Libraries
In this session we will review the most recent functionality course authors can use to assess their learners. These features will enable course authors to add more rigor to their assessments, and help guard against dishonesty. 

Topics include:
- Peer Instruction
- Drag and Drop
- Prerequisite Subsections
- Timed Exams
- Content Libraries 
 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Piscopo

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer, edX
Benjamin 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... Read More →



Thursday May 25, 2017 15:30 - 16:05
4.1.D03

16:10

What's new in Studio? Learner Engagement
In this session we will cover the newest Studio functionality that supports learner enagement. These features enable course authors to create focused discussion areas for learner collaboration, and to differentiate content for different audiences' needs through cohorts and content groups.

- Teams
- Cohorts
- Content Groups
- Peer Instruction


Speakers
avatar for Ben Piscopo

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer, edX
Benjamin 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... Read More →



Thursday May 25, 2017 16:10 - 16:45
4.1.D03