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Wednesday, May 30
 

1:25pm EDT

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Lessons Learned from Launching a Global Enterprise Learning Platform Based on Open edX
On September 21, 2017, Global Knowledge launched an enterprise-grade learning platform based on Open edX with over 100 courses. In this talk, we'll tell you about our experience — the good, the bad, and the ugly — covering organizational challenges, process considerations, and how we extended and integrated Open edX as part of a broader global business transformation and IT modernization initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Amigot II

Miguel Amigot II

CTO, IBL Education
AI-driven learning ecosystems for NVIDIA, IBM, NYU and more.
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Michelle Lockard

Director of Product, Global Knowledge
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Paul Tocatlian

Director of Engineering, Global Knowledge
Looking forward to meeting Open edX and it's developer/partner community as Global Knowledge forges ahead with its learning platform initiative.Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 1:25pm - 2:00pm EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

2:10pm EDT

Partnering for success – Microsoft's journey with Open edX on Azure
Join the Microsoft Learning team as they share their journey with the partner eco-system using Open edX on Azure. They will discuss strategic projects, scale and opportunity to join the movement.

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Saravanan Palaniyandi

Sr Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft
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Jhansi Reddy

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I am Engineering Program manager from Microsoft Worldwide Learning team providing world class learning experiences for our customers, employees and partners. I work on Learning as a Service program where we are enabling our Learning Partners to deploy Open edX on Azure and deliver... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 2:10pm - 2:45pm EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

3:15pm EDT

How we built a comprehensive Online University
From building an Open edX based digital learning ecosystem for Australia's biggest University to planning India's biggest digital learning portal - millionlights.org - and running our own TV channel, we demonstrate how Open edX powers these initiatives and more. This talk is a brief Introduction to Crystal Delta's Xenops offering and how we plan to change the way universities and organizations use Open edX to provide a complete out of the box solution.

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David Mackensie

Crystal Delta


Wednesday May 30, 2018 3:15pm - 3:50pm EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada
 
Thursday, May 31
 

10:00am EDT

APDC Digital Academy: the Tech Human Learning Platform
The APDC Digital Academy is a new learning method, addressing the challenges of rapid change in the structure of work and the professions. Its inspiration comes as a new wave of thinking regarding education, based on personalization, human interaction, and fast practical application. APDC uses digital technology as a tool for higher engagement with the students, and effectiveness of learning, leveraging the Open edX Platform for custom course development using Open edX Studio and engaging activities using gamification techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Gomes

Carlos Gomes

CEO, BridgeLK Learning Technologies
avatar for Miguel Moreira

Miguel Moreira

Project Director, IAM



Thursday May 31, 2018 10:00am - 10:35am EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

10:45am EDT

From MOOC to SOOC an Unexpected Journey
We will explain a process that we have created to export edx courses to offline html to be able to use them in developing regions with no internet access. We will show the courses, the GitHub code and explain a case of use in the Sahara desert.

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Ignacio Despujol

Universitat Politècnica de València
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Leonardo Salom

Universitat Politècnica de València
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Carlos Turro

Universitat Politècnica de València


Thursday May 31, 2018 10:45am - 11:20am EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

11:30am EDT

Openly Deploying Open edX at MIT Open Learning
At MIT Open Learning we have built a deployment strategy that lets us release changes to production with minimal downtime and a high degree of confidence. We have also created a test environment that supports multiple concurrent versions of Open edX with shared resources and minimal configuration changes. This talk will guide you through the stages of a release and the freely available code that we use to do it.

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Macey

Tobias Macey

Dev/Data Ops Manager, MIT Open Learning


Thursday May 31, 2018 11:30am - 12:05pm EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

2:20pm EDT

Multi tenant Open edX
What are the challenges of running a multi-tenant Open edX deployment? What are the integration challenges? How do you guarantee privacy and security to each microsite when integrating it with external systems? How do you start to build microsite aware APIs? This talk will provide an overview of current efforts to make Open edX more multi-tenant.

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Maxi Fernandez

Appsembler


Thursday May 31, 2018 2:20pm - 2:55pm EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

3:40pm EDT

Designing Tools to Scaffold Collaborative Learning within MOOCs
UQx has developed a range of domain-specific and generic open source LTI tools to extend the social polling and collaborative tools available within the Open edX platform. In this presentation, the tools UQx has built to encourage decision making, enhance learner sense of community, improve critical thinking and reflection, and facilitate the co-creation of knowledge will be discussed.

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Aneesha Bakharia

The University of Queensland
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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 →


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:40pm - 4:15pm EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

4:25pm EDT

An instructional designer's POV : a love letter to Open edX and how to make it better
This talk will be about what instructional designers love about Open edX, but also how we could improve it from a pedagogical perspective. Ideas from various sources will be discussed, including contributions from the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel D'Amours

Gabriel D'Amours

Open edX Product Specialist, Instructional Designer, OpenCraft
I work at OpenCraft, an open source-focused service company that specializes in the Open edX learning management system. I'm interested in discussing how we can increase the presence of free and open source software in the educational sphere. Come say hi! : )


Thursday May 31, 2018 4:25pm - 5:00pm EDT
Sherbrooke Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada

4:25pm EDT

Building a scalable, blockchain-enabled multi-site skills network on Open edX
In this session we will share our journey in building an Open edX powered skills network that spans over a million users and dozens of websites. With several hundred thousand users actively taking courses, we were faced with several challenges and came to an inflection point a couple of years ago. We needed a platform that could scale to millions of users. Because of our focus on practical learning, we needed to integrate and embed our hands-on lab environments within courses. Our clients and partners wanted our content but with ability to customize and whitelabel the platform and define access controls. And there were also requirements for enterprise and SSO integrations, issuing IBM Open Badges, etc. We will also talk about our plans to evolve the skills network with Blockchain based digital credentials and contributing back to Open edX.

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Ravdeep Ahuja

Global Portfolio Director, IBM
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Leon Katsnelson

Director & CTO, IBM Developer Skills Network, IBM Developer Skills Network


Thursday May 31, 2018 4:25pm - 5:00pm EDT
L’Oréal Room, Decelles Building, HEC Montreal 5255 Avenue Decelles, Montréal, QC H3T 2B1, Canada