[Watch all of the videos at IBL’s Open edX TV]
The Open edX Universities Symposium (Washington DC, Nov 10-11) attracted over 30 top universities along with some of the brightest minds in higher education in the U.S. such as John Mitchell, Dr. Chuck, Barbara Oakley, Isaac Chuang, Alfred Essa, Kenneth Koedinger, Linda Baer, Armando Fox, Carolyn Rosé, Phil Long, Lorena Barba and George Siemens.
Over 120 attendees learned, participated in the discussions and networked. It was a fabulous event, according to the participants.
Throughout the day, the idea that surfaced over and over again was: openness—open source, open data, open standards.
The research-based and future-looking program was in contrast to many other events like it which get carried away with MOOC enthusiasm.
The event, organized by the George Washington University with technical support from IBL Studios, was chaired (and mostly organized) by Prof. Lorena Barba.
Leaders for the following universities and organizations were present: GW, Davidson College, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, McGraw-Hill Education, University of Queensland, Stanford University, Loyola University, Dartmouth, American University, Civitas Learning, Columbia, Delf, MIT, IBL Open edX, University of Zurich, Wake Forest, University of Hong Kong, University of Texas at Austin, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Rey Juan Carlos, Carlos III de Madrid, National Science Foundation, Brown University of School of Professional Studies, University of Maryland, Colgate, Duke, Princeton, Oakland, Universidad de Alcala, University of Illinois, CUNY, Wharton School, Enthought, NVIDIA, Northwestern, Santa Clara, Georgia Institute of Technology, Inside Higher Ed, Coursera, Bunker Hill Community College, edX, NYU, GWSON, Microsoft, Alphabeta, Amazon Web Services, Chronicle of Higher Eucation, University of Adelaide, George Mason, Trinity Education Group.
Microsoft, McGraw-Hill Education, Alphabeta and IBL Studios sponsored the event.
The Symposium generated a discussion online thorough #openedxunis.
Dr. Chuck opens the #OpenedX Universities Symposium #openedxunis at GW, introduced by Prof. Lorena Barba. pic.twitter.com/f9zjc51mF6
— Michael Amigot (@amigot) November 10, 2015
Stream the Open edX Unis Symposium here: https://t.co/Y9i5pk6hvG @drchuck’s workshop is live now #gwu #openedxunis pic.twitter.com/IxUntm9RQ8 — Jared Johnson (@GWjaredwj) November 10, 2015
Prof. Barbara Oakley, at #openedxunis, produced alone Coursera’s most popular course (850k students) with $5,000 pic.twitter.com/uWpG1uwbCF
— Michael Amigot (@amigot) November 10, 2015
Super selfie moment at #GWU with @barbaraoakley @drchuck @armando_fox #openedxunis pic.twitter.com/OdNSik7ZZ1 — Lorena Barba (@LorenaABarba) November 10, 2015
Open edX Universities Symposium #openedxunis is on! The brightest minds in open education are gathering here today! pic.twitter.com/k8mnniDvmY
— Michael Amigot (@amigot) November 11, 2015
Ken Koedinger at #openedxunis “Share models, data and insights with community” pic.twitter.com/u5tLqEvZZ8 — Michael Amigot (@amigot) November 11, 2015
Everything is hybrid. F2F is becoming more digital. MOOCs more personal. @cdkloos #openedxunis #loveteachingonline — Elliot King (@ElliotKingPhD) November 11, 2015
Best title goes to Paul-Olivier Dehaye: “Educators as Pathetic Dots”. #openedxunis
— John Sloop (@SloopJohnMartin) November 11, 2015
@LorenaABarba Should imitate culture of collaboration in open source communities, like @github, in our teaching collaborations. #openedxunis — Beth Porter (@ebport) November 11, 2015
Dr. Linda Bauer at #openedxunis “The future is already here” “Data are changing everything” pic.twitter.com/wjwmbxQ8n8 — Michael Amigot (@amigot) November 11, 2015
‘The answer is open source’ – MIT Prof Isaac Chuang says #openedxunis #openedx pic.twitter.com/LNxB75M2fT — Michael Amigot (@amigot) November 11, 2015
My slides for #openedxunis: “Educators as pathetic dot” https://t.co/D4cOIfcGgQ — Paul-Olivier Dehaye (@podehaye) November 11, 2015
Siemens: instead of a 4 year relationship future students will have a 40 year relationship with a University. #openedxunis — mariecini (@mariecini) November 11, 2015
Engagement is for teachers, not just students. Instructors most important factor in completion rates: https://t.co/pTEHbXqq5o #openedxunis
— David Dunn (@D0gg3d) November 11, 2015
Students don’t learn best from what they like best—Ken Koedinger #openedxunis
— Lorena Barba (@LorenaABarba) November 11, 2015
Videos of the talks and discussions coming from the streaming signal are featured in this URL. A professionally produced version will be available in the coming days at iblstudios.com/news/ and openedxuniversities.org.
Here is an advance: