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The Global Forum Event Attracted All of the Key Players of edX

“There has never been a more exciting time in higher education”
, said Georgetown University’s Provost Robert M. Groves during the opening remarks at the edX Global Forum (DC, December 8 – 10). “Together we are shaking the future of higher ed”, added.

Addressing an audience of over 400 selected attendees from all over the world, Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, stated: “You are changing the world”. During this two-day program of discussions, talks and networking activities had an stellar intervention from Megan Smith, CTO of the United States. She highlighted the importance of open education in this transitional time that education is facing. “It reminds me of the music industry’s transition”.

Attendees –a mix of edX partners, learners, professors, researchers and technologists– noticed the success of the edX project. Every university, organization and corporation who plays a key role in the edX universe attended this conference. Discussion topics ranged from the future of credentials, blended education and skill gaps to the importance of the humanities and liberal arts. In total, 75 speakers, 60 of whom were edX partners.

Anant Agarwal announced the incorporation of 27 edX new partners as well as the edX prize to recognize the most engaging teacher.

New edX members join us from around the world and include: RWTH Aachen University, Smith College, Princeton University, Teachers College Columbia University, The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, University of Pennsylvania, Galileo Universidad, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Edinburgh, Waseda University.

edX Global Forum 2016 will take place in Paris.

[Additional reading: edX’s Blog: edX Global Forum 2015 wrap-up]

The event was tweeted through #FutureEDU.

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