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Tuesday, June 14
 

8:00am PDT

Registration & Breakfast
Tuesday June 14, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
Lathrop 2nd Floor Patio

9:30am PDT

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Anant Agarwal

Anant Agarwal

CEO and Founder, edX
Anant Agarwal is the CEO of edX and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. His research focus is in parallel computer architectures and cloud software systems, and he is a founder of several successful startups, including Tilera, a company that produces scalable... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Bishop Auditorium

10:00am PDT

Keynote: Building a Community Exoskeleton
Community is at the core of all successful open source projects. The challenge is that building empowered, productive, and inclusive communities is complex work that lives in the connective tissue between technology and people. In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, he will share some insight into how you can build an exoskeleton that wraps around community members to help them to do great work, form meaningful relationships, and help each other to be successful. The presentation will delve into success stories in open source and elsewhere, the underlying behavioral principles we can tap into, infrastructure and workflow decisions, and how we get people through the door and involved in our projects. Bacon will also cover the risks and potholes you will want to delicately swerve around. If you are running an existing project or company, or starting something new, be sure to get along to this presentation.

Speakers
JB

Jono Bacon

Consultant, Jono Bacon Consulting
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Bishop Auditorium

10:45am PDT

State of Open edX
Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am PDT
Bishop Auditorium

11:30am PDT

Extending the OpenedX for Informal Learning
In this talk, Daniel McKelvey from edcast will demonstrate and discuss how to build large-scale informal learning communities to increase engagement and completion rates for Open-edX courses.

Speakers
DM

Daniel McKelvey

VP, Enterprise Solutions, EdCast


Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:30am - 12:10pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

11:30am PDT

Supporting Peer Engagement Utilizing the Peer Instruction Xblock
This talk will provide an overview of the use of the Peer Instruction tool within MOOCs and campus based courses at the University of British Columbia. The talk will cover findings about the effectiveness of the tool to support greater levels of engagement in students.

Speakers
PL

Pan Luo

Programmer Analyst, University of British Columbia
avatar for Derek White

Derek White

Senior Manager, University of British Columbia



Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:30am - 12:10pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

11:30am PDT

Open edX 101: A Source Code Review
Open edX is a complex platform with multiple components; as a developer it can take a long time to grasp the architecture of the platform or even the purpose of some core components. In this talk designed both for beginner and experienced Open edX developers, we will dive deep into Open edX and analyze copious samples of the Open edX source code.

Speakers

Tuesday June 14, 2016 11:30am - 12:10pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

12:15pm PDT

Lunch (Sponsored by ExtensionEngine)
Sponsored by ExtensionEngine

Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:15pm - 1:25pm PDT
Lathrop 2nd Floor Patio

12:55pm PDT

Birds of a Feather - Block 1

Tuesday June 14, 2016 12:55pm - 1:25pm PDT
TBA

1:30pm PDT

Increasing Content Reuse and User Engagement Across Open edX
Open edX has CC licenses enabled for its content and many instructors and institutions are now sharing courses with the intent for others to adapt and build on them for different contexts. How can we effectively increase reuse of OER on the edX platform and across its various instantiations through new tools or features that invite contribution and reuse through gratitude and related social expressions?

CC will present examples of communities of practice in other domains, and pose the following questions for discussion and brainstorm:

  1. How can we clarify the intent of each content contributor around sharing so that users are aware of the remixability of this content?

  2. How can we encourage reuse of this content by users on and off the platform?

  3. How can we build in spaces where users can then reshare their own  contributions and adaptations of the content they are using?

  4. How can we effectively creating a culture of sharing and remix across Open edX platforms through new social or gratitude features, growing community around the growing commons of CC-licensed OER?

  5. Lastly, how can we build in analytics from the start to measure how and why users are sharing OER, and what incentivizes contributions and reuse?

 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Lee

Matt Lee

Technical Lead, Creative Commons
Talk to me about technical work, gin, Joy Division.
avatar for Jane Park

Jane Park

Director of Platforms & Partnerships, Creative Commons
Jane directs CC’s work with platforms to create a more vibrant and usable commons. She has ten years of organizational experience in the design, strategy, and execution of socially innovative programs in education, communications, and global network growth.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:10pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

1:30pm PDT

Dogfood Development: Open edX For Developers, By Developers
If our learning platform is as good as we say it is, why aren't we using it to learn about the project itself? This talk explores the process of creating an Open edX course to onboard new software developers in the Open edX ecosystem. We will discuss where this excels, what is holding it back, and how it all helps anyway.

Speakers
SB

Steven Burch

Technical Lead, Stanford University


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:10pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

1:30pm PDT

Appliedx: Lessons Learnt and Discussions for the Future of Open edX in the Enterprise
SPOCs can prove to be an effective medium to deliver skills training to bridge the gap between university education and necessary job skills in large technology organizations. In this session, we give an overview of how Applied Materials has embraced the Open edX platform to deliver strategic objective, engineering and sales training targeted to a global employee base of approximately 13,000 employees. A comparison and contrast of pedagogical practices, technical requirements for LMS and CMS, and educational outcomes in an enterprise setting versus traditional university-based online education will be presented, with current gaps being especially highlighted.

Speakers
AN

Aneesh Nainani

Appliedx head, Applied Materials
CN

Chinmay Nivargi

Program Manager, Applied Materials


Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:10pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

2:20pm PDT

Lean MOOC Production: the Universitat Politècnica de València Streamlined MOOC Production Process
In this talk we will describe the standardized MOOC production process used by Universitat Politècnica de València, that lets us prepare a four week MOOC in one month.

Speakers

Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:20pm - 3:00pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

2:20pm PDT

Remedial Courses: From the Khan Academy Platform to Open edX
At Universidad Carlos III de Madrid we took the Khan Academy platform in 2012 to teach remedial courses in STEM subjects for incoming freshmen. In 2015 we have moved these courses to the Open edX platform, making the corresponding adaptations. In this presentation, we comment on the differences, including the course authoring process, the available learning activities, and learning analytics indicators.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Delgado Kloos

Carlos Delgado Kloos

Professor and Vice President, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:20pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

2:20pm PDT

Lightning Talks
Building Personalised Education Path at Stepic.org, Mikhail Afanasev, Stepic.org
Analyzing Effectiveness of Online Training in the Enterprise, Chinmay Nivargi, Applied Materials
Securing Open edX for the Enterprise, Aneesh Nainani, Eyal Shelly, Applied Materials
Getting your SCORM Content into Open edX, Nate Aune, Appsembler 
10 Best Practices for Custom Learning Experiences, Dr. Scott Moore, ExtensionEngine 
Building a Best of Breed Learning Stack with Totara, LTI and Open edX, Doug Foster, InterSystems 

Speakers
avatar for Mikhail Afanasev

Mikhail Afanasev

Developer, Stepic.org
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.
DF

Doug Foster

Manager, Online Learning, InterSystems
AN

Aneesh Nainani

Appliedx head, Applied Materials
CN

Chinmay Nivargi

Program Manager, Applied Materials


Tuesday June 14, 2016 2:20pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

3:00pm PDT

Birds of a Feather - Block 2

Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
TBA

3:00pm PDT

Break
Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Lathrop 2nd Floor Patio

3:30pm PDT

Interoperability: Getting Open edX to Play Nicely with Others
Software is typically designed to do a few things and do those things extremely well, and Open edX is no exception. Open edX excels at providing an authoring environment for building courses and delivering those courses to learners. But what about all the other functionality that Open edX doesn’t provide? This talk will explore some of the ways in which you can integrate Open edX with other best-of-breed systems.

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.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:10pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

3:30pm PDT

Pedagogical Challenges and Innovative Solutions from Stanford Online
Creating an online course pushes instructors and course designers to think creatively, both in order to translate existing learning experiences to the new medium and to come up with new activities that would not previously have been possible. This session will focus on problems the Stanford Online team has faced in their course design and innovative solutions.

Speakers
KL

Kenny Ligda

Associate Director of Instructional Design, Stanford University
avatar for Grace Lyo

Grace Lyo

Director, Instructional Design, Stanford University


Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:10pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

3:30pm PDT

Demystifying the Open edX Architecture: Understanding the Components Behind the Magic
So you've gone through the Open edX architecture diagram and have a good overview of what's what.

But what if you want to scale your deployment? Troubleshoot a particular workflow? Do you have a good handle on how the individual components operate and interact with one another?

If you're looking for a technical deep-dive that delves into the innards of the functional blocks then this talk will be just for you.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 3:30pm - 4:10pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

4:20pm PDT

Going Deep with edX Insights on TokyotechX Introduction to Deep Earth Science Part 1
In order to address MOOC dropouts, we have analyzed TokyoTechX’s first MOOC, Introduction to Deep Earth Science Part 1, in terms of enrollment, discussion board, video engagement, and course content engagement on edX Insights. Overall, this talk focuses on using video and course engagement data to access dropouts utilizing edX Insights. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Cross

Jeffrey Cross

Professor, Tokyo Tech, Japan
Jeffrey is a Professor, founder and general manager of Tokyo Tech's Online Education Development Office which produces MOOCs on edX in the TokyoTechX channel. He is interested in talking about MOOCs, open edX tools development, natural language processing of MOOCs, learning analytics... Read More →
avatar for Hideki Mori

Hideki Mori

Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hideki Mori is associate professor in Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning / Online Education Development Office at Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he manages the MOOC creating projects. His research interests include how people can learn playfully with technology. He... Read More →


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

4:20pm PDT

Educating 1 Million Data Scientists with Open edX
How Big Data University moved from Moodle to Open edX to reach a world-wide audience of Data Scientists.


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

4:20pm PDT

Lightning Talks
Content Libraries: Organizing Course Materials in a Reusable Way, Eugeny Kolpakov, OpenCraft
Drag and Drop XBlock, Braden MacDonald, OpenCraft
Micro-Training on Open edX, John Swope, Curricu.me
Open edX in the High School Classroom, Michael Dolan & Stephen Collins, Socratic Brain
Technological Education with Educate Workforce: Utilizing the Open edX Platform for Course Content Delivery, Editing, and Tracking, Zachary Trabookis & Trae King, Clemson University Center for Workforce Development

Speakers
avatar for Eugeny Kolpakov

Eugeny Kolpakov

Senior Open Source Developer, Opencraft
avatar for Braden MacDonald

Braden MacDonald

CTO, OpenCraft
avatar for John Swope

John Swope

Freelancer, Curricu.me
I help people install EdX and get them started building courses on the platform. I also co-host a podcast at saltpodcast.com
avatar for Zachary Trabookis

Zachary Trabookis

Program Manager, Web Services, Clemson University


Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

5:00pm PDT

Reception
Tuesday June 14, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Lathrop Front Patio
 
Wednesday, June 15
 

9:00am PDT

Birds of a Feather - Block 3

Wednesday June 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am PDT
TBA

9:00am PDT

Registration & Breakfast
Wednesday June 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Lathrop 2nd Floor Patio

10:00am PDT

Opening
Wednesday June 15, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
Bishop Auditorium

10:15am PDT

Keynote: What in the World is Happening to Higher Education?
Headlines and blog posts offer a cacophony of mostly bad news about US higher education: rising costs, reduced public subsidy, little measurable learning, sleazy market players, tepid completion rates. In my remarks I synthesize ten years of research to provide a larger and ultimately optimistic vision of higher education going forward.  Fundamental changes in how college is paid for and measured mark the end of a 20th-century golden age.  Yet the next era — if we build it right — could make higher education more accessible, flexible, cosmopolitan, and humane than ever before.

Speakers

Wednesday June 15, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am PDT
Bishop Auditorium

11:10am PDT

Extending Access to Open edX Through APIs
MIT has begun building an ecosystem around open edX to integrate it with other systems and web sites. We use multiple APIs combined with OAuth in order to build external catalogs, integrate with SIS and manage content.

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.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 11:10am - 11:50am PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

11:10am PDT

Life as a New Open edX Contributor: Lessons to be Learned from OpenStack
This is a report on the adventures of a long-time opensource developer, and how he learned to navigate, and eventually contribute to, Open edX. Attending this talk will get you a personal description of the ups and downs of this trip, including a summary of how the contribution process works.

Where relevant, this adventurer will also wax lyrical about corresponding experiences in other opensource projects, in particular OpenStack, and how they compare, in his own humble opinion, to the way Open edX does things.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 11:10am - 11:50am PDT
Bishop Auditorium

11:10am PDT

Lightning Talks
The 5 Minute Open edX iOS App, Anna Callahan, Appsembler
Developing Reusable Course Content, Jillian Vogel, OpenCraft
Adaptive Hints and Adaptive Paths, Zhen Zhai, UCSD
Interactive 3D Content Inside the Open edX Platform, Yasser Bashir, Arbisoft
Proctoring in Open edX: Using Different Proctoring Providers on One Platform, Peter Koblyakov, Raccoon Gang

Speakers
avatar for Yasser Bashir

Yasser Bashir

CEO, Arbisoft
Talk to me about augmenting or building a team for edX related development
AC

Anna Callahan

Engineer, Appsembler
avatar for Peter Koblyakov

Peter Koblyakov

COO, RaccoonGang
Raccoon Gang is Ukrainian based Open edX provider, headquartered in Estonia. We’re providing full spectrum of Open edX development for Universities, E-Learning startups, Enterprise companies and NGO’s. Deep understanding of online education gives us ability to meet highest customers... Read More →
avatar for Jillian Vogel

Jillian Vogel

Senior Open Source Developer, OpenCraft
avatar for Zhen Zhai

Zhen Zhai

Master Student, UC San Diego
I am the team lead of a group of UCSD CSE master students who are developing open edX for undergraduate classes here at UCSD. Our team is supervised by Professor Yoav Freund from UCSD CSE department. Our team is currently developing adaptive hint on open edX.



Wednesday June 15, 2016 11:10am - 11:50am PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

12:00pm PDT

Lunch (Sponsored by OpenCraft)
Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:10pm PDT
Lathrop 2nd Floor Patio

12:40pm PDT

Birds of a Feather - Block 4

Wednesday June 15, 2016 12:40pm - 1:10pm PDT
TBA

1:15pm PDT

Open edX for Corporate Learning Panel

While Open edX is well-known as a MOOC platform, it’s increasingly being adopted by companies for delivering employee and customer training. The needs of a company are very different than those of an academic institution using Open edX at a university. This panel is to hear from several innovative companies about how they’re using Open edX and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of using Open edX for corporate learning.

Panelists: 

We’ve been talking to dozens of companies who’ve either already adopted Open edX or are considering it, and through these conversations we’ve heard some common themes emerge:

Customizability: How can we customize the platform? How easy is it to change the look-n-feel to match our company branding? Can we create branded subsites for each customer?

Interoperability: How can we get Open edX to play nicely with our existing systems? Single-signon? LTI? Salesforce, Marketo?

Reporting/analytics: We want to know which learners have taken which courses, whether they’ve completed them yet, how long it took them to complete the course. Insights doesn’t seem to give us this data. What are the other reporting options?

Data portability: Can we import our content from another system? Can we export content in edX to our customers who might be using other LMSes? What’s OLX? Can’t I just use SCORM?

Security: What about security? How can we guarantee that our videos are secure? How can we control access to courses?

Reusability: Can we create content and re-use it across multiple courses? How do we keep the courses up-to-date as the content changes? What does a course lifecycle look like?

Extensibility: If the platform doesn’t have something we need, how easy is it to add the feature? What XBlocks are available, and how hard is it to build an XBlock?

Groupability: We want to offer the same self-paced course to many learners, but they might be in different groupings? What features does Open edX have to support this? Cohorts, custom courses, teams?

Discoverability: We have many courses on our site, and the flat course catalog is really hard to navigate. How can we improve discoverability and create a better browsing experience for users?

We’ll touch on these subjects and hopefully take questions from the audience as well. We have a stellar lineup of panelists who are doing really exciting things with Open edX. They’ll shed some insight into the obstacles they ran into, how they overcame those, and some possible future directions they envision for Open edX.

Our hope is that by giving these panelists an opportunity to share their stories, it will encourage more dialog between these stakeholders, so they can lobby for features that are important to them like better reporting, or even band together to co-sponsor these features.

Want to continue the discussion? Join us after the panel at the afternoon Birds of a Feather session from 2:45pm to 3:15pm!

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.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:15pm - 1:55pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

1:15pm PDT

Continuous Deployment of Open edX Instances with OpenStack

OpenStack can provide an interesting alternative to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for deploying Open edX instances: it is open source like Open edX, can be run from additional territories or from your own servers, and can be cheaper than AWS. In this talk, you will learn about the support for OpenStack that has recently been contributed to Open edX, and how you can leverage it to deploy your production instances. You will also discover how you can implement a continuous deployment workflow for Open edX on OpenStack.


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 June 15, 2016 1:15pm - 1:55pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

1:15pm PDT

Lightning talks
Open edX Platform Enhancement: XBlocks and Add-ons Developed by Universitat Politècnica de València, Carlos Turró, Universitat Politècnica de València
Open EdX, Slack, and Intercom: Supercharge Your Student Support, Mike Bifulco, Gymnasium
Multi-unit Conditional XBlock, Juan Camilo Montoya, eduNEXT
Course Marketing, Michael Amigot
TBA, Sergiy Movchan, Raccoon Gang

Speakers
avatar for Mikel Amigot

Mikel Amigot

Founder, IBL News
Always happy to learn about your projects and ideas
avatar for Mike Bifulco

Mike Bifulco

Director of Technology, Aquent
avatar for Juan Camilo Montoya

Juan Camilo Montoya

CEO, eduNEXT
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 →
avatar for Sergiy Movchan

Sergiy Movchan

CEO, Raccoon Gang
Hi! Thanks for stopping by :) We at Raccoon Gang are helping companies and institutions to adopt and improve their e-learning efforts. I'm very interested in sharing experience, hearing about new approaches of using Open edX to address real-world problems. P.S.: i don't always... Read More →
CT

Carlos Turro Ribalta

Head of Media Services, UP Valencia


Wednesday June 15, 2016 1:15pm - 1:55pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

2:05pm PDT

Open edX Deployment Panel
A panel on deploying the Open edX platform.

Moderators
avatar for Feanil Patel

Feanil Patel

Devops Engineer, edX Inc.

Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:05pm - 2:45pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

2:05pm PDT

Developing UQx Teaching and Learning Tools/Activities: A Story of UQx
Design and development of teaching and learning (T&L) tools can be an exhaustive process. Especially for online courses that commonly contain thousands of students, as is the case with IELTSx, a popular UQx MOOC with more than 180,000 total student enrolments. One of the considerable challenges for a team such as UQx is to design and develop T&L tools that are scaleable, adaptable, user-friendly, meet objectives, and most importantly, enjoyable. There is nothing more frustrating as a student than to encounter countless monotonous quizzes and assessments that take up a great deal of energy for little gain. This talk will reflect on how UQx meets and addresses these challenges by taking you through the lifecycle of a T&L tool that has been developed; initial idea conception, design, development and deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Ankith Konda

Ankith Konda

UQx Software Developer, ITaLI - The University of Queensland


Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:05pm - 2:45pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

2:05pm PDT

Implementing Open edX for Developing Countries
This session aims to inform the audience about my experience with Open edX through my hands on experience building and running Indonesia's national MOOC platform named IndonesiaX. I'll be sharing my personal thoughts on how to approach learners coming from developing nations, including some insights into my home continent of Africa. I'll cover sub topics such as people and culture, developing education infrastructure, explaining why I believe MOOCs to be a new important resource for leaders in developing nations. This talk aims to spark more discussions about how to increase successful adoption of Open edX in the markets that need it.

Speakers
avatar for Rizky Ariestyansyah

Rizky Ariestyansyah

Chief Technology Officer, IndonesiaX
Researcher, Travel in Shadow and Darth edXius of Open edX
avatar for Dean Jay Mathew

Dean Jay Mathew

Chief Operating Officer, IndonesiaX
Happy to share, just say hi. Currently running Indonesia's MOOC platform, and keen to discuss OPEN edX for developing nations, especially my home continent Africa.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:05pm - 2:45pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

2:45pm PDT

Birds of a Feather - Block 5

Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
TBA

2:45pm PDT

Break
Wednesday June 15, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Lathrop 2nd Floor Patio

3:15pm PDT

Using and Extending edX eCommerce
Speakers
avatar for Bill DeRusha

Bill DeRusha

Engineering Manager, edX
I am an engineering manager on the Devops team at edX. Interested in chatting about all things infrastructure.
avatar for Zachary Rockwell

Zachary Rockwell

Director, Software Engineering, edx


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:15pm - 3:55pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

3:15pm PDT

Building Scalable Tools for Open edX Learning Analytics
The ability to advance educational impact through learning analytics requires that we first understand how students process course material in order to build mastery of a subject. The data logged from student interactions in an Open edX course provides the raw data and the challenge becomes parsing, storing and analyzing to gain insight into learning paths. Research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory has led to open source scalable big data analysis tools that we apply to the Open edX data analysis problem.

Speakers
LM

Lauren Milechin

MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:15pm - 3:55pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

3:15pm PDT

DIY Course Authoring: Best Practices and Tips for Small Content Creation Teams
Offering effective digital courses for small or massive populations requires thoughtful course design, good content, effective content delivery mechanisms, and a platform from which to deliver the course. Using general content the authors will walk through strategies for designing and authoring effective learning experiences focusing on audio and video components. Participants should walk away understanding the trade-offs among audio/video equipment and software tools as well as a set of Best Practices for creating audio and video.

Speakers

Wednesday June 15, 2016 3:15pm - 3:55pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

4:05pm PDT

Extracting actionable insights from Open edX data
A detailed look at the Open edX analytics stack. We will discuss challenges edX faced when working with data produced by the Open edX platform and the strategy we employed to develop impactful solutions. Learn how you can leverage Open edX Insights to increase learner engagement, solve important problems for course teams and improve the quality of content on your platform.

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Mulley

Gabe Mulley

Engineering Manager, Analytics, edX
I work on the edX Analytics Team. I wear many hats including engineer, architect, manager and occasionally sysadmin. Our team maintains Insights, research exports and some business intelligence capabilities at edX.


Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:05pm - 4:55pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium

4:05pm PDT

Open edX MOOCs in Blended, Project-based Learning Experiences
With support from the Department of Energy, Spark Clean Energy and its partners have created a program to support young innovators in the clean energy entrepreneurship space and provide them access to world-renowned expertise in this area. Taking a blended learning approach, the program prepares participants for a capstone business plan competition via participation in an Open edX course and local student cohorts that meet in person during the course. This submission will describe this novel program in detail and explore the role a MOOC can play as part of a larger educational experience.

Speakers

Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:05pm - 4:55pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

4:05pm PDT

Ok Elasticsearch, Where’s My Courseware?
"Elasticsearch is one of the popular full-text search engines, used for projects of any size - from tiny in-house inventory management systems to huge data banks like stackoverflow and github. EdX platform uses Elasticsearch to back courseware search capabilities, allowing students to find learning content using just a couple of words they happen to remember from it. This talk aims to outline some technical details of courseware search capabilities, talk about elasticsearch applications in general and how can you leverage it when developing new features for edX platform.
"

Speakers
avatar for Eugeny Kolpakov

Eugeny Kolpakov

Senior Open Source Developer, Opencraft


Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:05pm - 4:55pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor
 
Thursday, June 16
 

9:00am PDT

Building the Open edX Mobile App
Limited Capacity filling up

I will be providing an overview of the mobile apps for those that are not familiar with them, and facilitating a flipped session with the mobile team at edX back in Cambridge, to allow you to ask any technical questions you may have.
 
 

Speakers
SD

Scott Dunn

Director of Engineering, edX


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

9:00am PDT

XBlocks Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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XBlock development isn't hard, but we can make it easy. With the right tooling, proper documentation, and a simple walk-through, we can quickly bring new developers up to speed with XBlock development.

Speakers
SB

Steven Burch

Technical Lead, Stanford University


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Lathrop 299

9:00am PDT

Hackathon Kickoff
Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Bishop Auditorium

9:00am PDT

Introduction to Studio
Limited Capacity full
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This interactive workshop is for instructional designers, technologists and instructors who are new to Studio, edX's course authoring software. Participants will learn the essentials of building a course, including course creation, working with content, grading and assessments, managing enrollment, discussion forums, and course management. The session will conclude with resources participants can use to continue their learning with Studio.

Remember to bring your laptop as this is a hands-on session! If you want to continue your learning, be sure to register for the 1:30 - 5:00 session entitled, "What's New in Studio?" which covers the latest and more advanced features and functionality. 


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.
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Ildi Morris

Senior Manager, edX
Ildi is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the training program for online course creation on the edX platform, and for managing the Course Creator series. She has held various positions in e-learning consulting, instructional design and program management at... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Lathrop 190

11:00am PDT

Deploying and Managing Production Open edX Sites
Limited Capacity full
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Speakers
TK

TJ Keemon

Systems Architect, Appsembler


Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

11:00am PDT

Intermediate XBlock Tutorial
Limited Capacity full
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Learn more about how to develop XBlocks and how to make your XBlock great. We'll learn how to set up a productive XBlock development environment, then we'll take a bare bones XBlock and add features like Studio editing support, validation, mobile compatibility, internationalization, automated testing, and more. Along the way we'll discover some common pitfalls and solutions for avoiding them.

Suitable for novice to intermediate experience levels; assumes a basic understanding of python, JavaScript, and XBlocks. Please have a laptop with a working, recent (master) devstack set up.

Speakers
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Braden MacDonald

CTO, OpenCraft


Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Lathrop 299

11:00am PDT

Hackathon Day 1

Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 10:00pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

12:30pm PDT

Lunch (on your own)
A full description of lunch options is provided in the on-campus places to eat section of the Stanford University page of the conference website.

Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
N/A

1:30pm PDT

Build a Simple LTI Application
Limited Capacity full
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Participants will build and enhance a basic python/Django Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) application built from existing open sources libraries. Topics covered include an introduction to LTI, OAuth basics, outcomes reporting (grades), and integration with the Open edX platform.

Suitable for novice to intermediate programming experience levels. An Open edX devstack is highly recommended. Participants with a working devstack will be paired with participants without one.

Speakers
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Jillian Vogel

Senior Open Source Developer, OpenCraft


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lathrop 290

1:30pm PDT

Insights by Example
Limited Capacity full
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Learn how to surface learning data through Open edX Insights! We will discuss how the Analytics Pipeline, Data API, and Insights connect to provide useful features to course teams. We will then add a feature to Insights, line by line.

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Mulley

Gabe Mulley

Engineering Manager, Analytics, edX
I work on the edX Analytics Team. I wear many hats including engineer, architect, manager and occasionally sysadmin. Our team maintains Insights, research exports and some business intelligence capabilities at edX.


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lathrop 299

1:30pm PDT

Theme Customization Using Open edx’s New Comprehensive Theming
Limited Capacity filling up

In this tutorial, we’ll show Aquent's approach to theming using Open EdX’s comprehensive theming update. Get SASSy and JavaScripty with us as we show you some of the heavier customizations we’ve achieved on our front end.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Bifulco

Mike Bifulco

Director of Technology, Aquent


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

1:30pm PDT

What's New in Studio
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is for course developers who are experienced with using Studio and want refresher training on the newest features and functionality. Participants will learn the latest features available for developing advanced assessments, community building, active learning tools, mobile functionality and Insights.

Remember to bring your laptop as this is a hands-on session! You will also need your own access to a course in Studio. If you are new to using Studio, edX's course authoring software, be sure to register for the 9:00 am - 12:30 pm session entitled, "Introduction to Studio," which covers the essentials of course development. 

Topics Covered

Community Building

  • Cohorts: Automatic and Manual
  • Teams Feature

- Creating and Managing Assessments

  • Pre-requisite subsection
  • ORA with Staff Grading
  • ORA Reporting
  • Timed exams
  • Peer Instruction Tool (submitted by UBC)
  • Content Libraries/Randomized Content Blocks

- New Active Learning Tools: 

  • Oppia.org
  • Office Mix Tool
  • Google Drive Integration

- Mobile Update

 - Insights

Please complete this training evaluation:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/openedxtraining 

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.
avatar for Ildi Morris

Ildi Morris

Senior Manager, edX
Ildi is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the training program for online course creation on the edX platform, and for managing the Course Creator series. She has held various positions in e-learning consulting, instructional design and program management at... Read More →



Thursday June 16, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Lathrop 190

3:30pm PDT

Developing & Testing for A11y
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will use edX Studio to author accessible course content and test that content with software and assistive technology.  Learn how users with disabilities interact with edX.org so you can design and create course materials that provide an equivalent learning experience for all learners.  We will be using edX Studio, LMS, automated testing tools, and screen readers.  The examples covered in this workshop will range from basic to advanced.  Have a question about how to make something accessible?  Bring it to this workshop and find out how.

This session is ideal for course content creators.  However, there will be many useful takeaways for software developers as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Sadecki

Mark Sadecki

Accessibility Coordinator, edX
Mark Sadecki has been the Accessibility Coordinator at edX since June of 2014. Previously, he served as the Staff Contact for the HTML Accessibility Task Force at the W3C where he managed the progress of accessibility support in HTML5. He has a particular interest in accessible... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Lathrop 290

3:30pm PDT

Microsite All the Things
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will cover the basics of the microsites feature built in the Open edX platform that allow having multiple branding and course catalogues within the same installation.

We’ll work hands-on with those interested in the subject on setting microsites on a clean devstack environment, review the different configuration options, explore the possibilities, recent enhancements of the feature and future related developments.

Speakers
avatar for Felipe Montoya

Felipe Montoya

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


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Lathrop 180 Lathrop Library 1st Floor

3:30pm PDT

Video Best Practices for the Open edX Community
Limited Capacity full
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If you want to talk about creating videos for your Open edX course, this is the place for you. James Donald (Video Producer @ edX)  and the edX media team work with partners to create, produce, and support video content. At this presentation, James will walk you through edX's Best Practices for creating marketing & course content media, followed by a Video Showcase of edX.org & Open edX's best video content.


Speakers
avatar for James Donald

James Donald

Video Producer, edX
James Donald is a Video Producer for edX. Since 2013, James has produced the video content for over 12 edX courses, including courses for MITx, MIT PE, WellesleyX and the edX Learning Series. James has also directed and produced marketing videos for course announcements as well as... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Lathrop 299
 
Friday, June 17
 

8:30am PDT

Hackathon Day 2

Friday June 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:00pm PDT
Lathrop 282 Lathrop Library 2nd Floor

3:00pm PDT

Hackathon presentations
Friday June 17, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Bishop Auditorium