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The Open edX Universities Symposium (Nov 11, DC) Will Feature Top Speakers and Panelists in Analytics and Web Learning

The first Open edX Universities Symposium will take place on November 11 in Washington DC, organized by The George Washington University (GW) under the direction of Prof. Lorena Barba, and with technical support from IBL. Prominent speakers and panelists from top universities across the world will participate in the reunion.

This one-day conference –from 8:30AM to 6:00PM, at the School of Public Health of GW and hosted by GW Online Programs– will discuss three themes: learning analytics, web-enhanced learning and inter-institutional collaboration.

An evening reception will be hosted on November 10. The edX Global Forum –for edX’s institutional partners only– will take place during the previous days (November 8-10) in Georgetown University. Many participants are expected to stay for the extra day and attend the Open edX Universities Symposium. Several staff members from edX will attend as well.

The confirmed speakers/panelists include:

Learning Analytics
— Linda Baer (featured speaker)
— Isaac Chuang, MIT
— Andreas Paepcke, Stanford University
— Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Carnegie Mellon University
— Taylor Martin, Utah State University
— Alfred Essa, VP, R&D and Analytics, McGraw-Hill Education

Web-Enhanced Learning and Pedagogy
— George Siemens, University of Texas Arlington (featured speaker)
— Carlos Delgado-Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
— Armando Fox, Berkeley
— Toni Marsh, George Washington University
— Beth Porter, edX

Inter-Institutional Collaboration
— Paul-Olivier Dehaye, University of Zurich (featured speaker)
— Donna Kidwell, Webstudent International AS
— John Zornig, Director UQx
— Lorena A. Barba, George Washington University
— Timo Kos, TU Delft
— John Mitchell, Stanford University

Registration is now open via EventBrite. The $75 attendance fee includes lunch and refreshments. Space is limited. Organizers have announced that sponsorship opportunities are available.

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