edX is pleased to announce the 2021 Open edX Conference, which will be held virtually on May 27th from 9am – 1pm EDT. The Open edX platform is the open source learning management system that is used across the globe to teach and learn online, and has been deployed to support everything from single classrooms, to universities, to nation-wide learning initiatives.
Keynote speakers Sanjay Sarma, VP of Open Learning at MIT, and Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and Founder, in addition to ed-tech luminaries and Open edX practitioners, will lead attendees through the Open edX Conference theme of “Shaping the Future of Education Together.” Speakers will share ideas, solutions, and tools for the challenges of up-skilling, re-skilling, and delivering lifelong learning. Attendees will receive a deep dive into how technologists and educational leaders can use open source technology to solve the challenges presented by COVID-19, remote learning, and social connectivity.
At the 2021 Open edX Conference, participants will hear directly from innovators and organizations who are using open technology in novel ways, both within higher education, and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will detail how they are advancing instructional design and course production, and other methods for operating, extending, and enhancing the Open edX platform. Attendees will be able to network with peers from around the world who are using the Open edX platform.
Talks will be organized around three themes:
- Pedagogy & Instructional Design
- Platform & Product
- Extensions & Integrations
Anant Agarwal, Founder and CEO of edX and Professor at MIT, said, “The Open edX 2021 Conference will bring together technologists and educational leaders from around the globe to learn from one another and exchange ideas and views on how we can continue to drive innovation and impact in online education during these revolutionary times. I look forward to joining this incredible group of Open edX practitioners from all around the world in this virtual event.”
About Open edX Platform
The Open edX platform is an open-source learning management system that is used across the globe to teach and learn online. The Open edX platform powers edx.org, the online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT that has served more than 30 million learners since 2012. The Open edX platform has been deployed to support everything from single classrooms, to universities, to nation-wide learning initiatives. Corporations, universities, governments, and NGOs choose the Open edX platform because it is robust, scalable, innovative, and full-featured. The Open edX project and its community share the vision that everyone, everywhere should have access to high-quality education. The Open edX platform makes realizing that vision, and your teaching and learning goals, possible today.
edX is the education movement for restless learners. Together with our founding partners Harvard and MIT, we’ve brought together over 38 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world, and industry-leading companies onto one online learning platform that supports learners at every stage. And we’re not stopping there — we’re relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location.
(This article originally appeared on https://press.edx.org/open-edx-2021-conference-puts-spotlight-on-the-future-of-online-education)