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  • June 6, 2017
    Two weeks ago I traveled to Madrid, Spain to attend the Open edX Conference, hosted this year by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (or uc3m). Uc3m is located in a suburb just south of central Madrid and was concurrently hosting EMOOCs, the 5th annual European MOOC stakeholder meeting. As you might...
  • May 22, 2017
    The last in our sponsor spotlight series, we are pleased to welcome Proversity to Open edX 2017 and thank them for their contribution to the conference and the community!  We spoke to them about their approach and what they're looking forward to in Madrid. Tell us about Proversity. What's your...
  • May 17, 2017
    We're excited to share that Microsoft is joining the Open edX 2017 as a sponsor of the evening reception on Wednesday, May 24. This is the second time they've sponsored the Open edX conference, and we greatly appreciate their support of both edX and the Open edX community! We spoke to Microsoft...
  • May 15, 2017
    We're excited to welcome first-time Open edX conference sponsor Examity as Lunch Sponsor for the 2017 Open edX conference. Thank you, Examity, for supporting this great event and our community.  We talked to Examity about their remote proctoring service, open source communities and more. Tell us...
  • May 10, 2017
    We’re thrilled that Appsembler is a Keystone Sponsor of the 2017 Open edX Conference, May 24 and 25 in Madrid, Spain. This is their third year in a row sponsoring the conference, and we are very grateful for their support of the community. We spent some time discussing with Appsembler what they've...
  • March 6, 2017
    We have just released the final version of the latest Open edX tree release, Ficus! This is our sixth Open edX release, and we're excited to share it with our community. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to making this release possible—particularly Pierre Mailhot from EDUlib, who...
  • February 27, 2017
    Early bird rates for the 2017 Open edX annual conference will end tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1! The conference will take place at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, on May 24 & 25, with hands-on days preceding and following the two-day conference. Hands-on technical tutorials...
  • February 22, 2017
    We are excited to share that Vincent Zimmer, co-founder of Kiron Open Higher Education, a blended learning platform for refugees, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the Open edX conference at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, on May 24 & 25.  Vincent Zimmer, co-founder of Kiron Open...
  • February 8, 2017
    We are delighted to announce that Nick van Dam, Global Chief Learning Officer and Client Advisor at McKinsey & Company, will be a keynote speaker at the Open edX conference at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, on May 24 & 25.  Nick van Dam, Global CLO, McKinsey & Co. Nick is an...
  • January 25, 2017
    We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the annual Open edX Conference. Held for the first time in Europe on May 24th and 25th, the conference on this leading free, open-source learning platform will take place in Madrid, Spain to further quality online education and training...
  • August 26, 2016
    The summer may be winding down, but our newest community release, Eucalyptus, is just spinning up. As our fifth release, Eucalyptus brings a variety of new features and improvements that will help the global Open edX community reach students around the world. Please read the Open edX Release Notes...
  • August 17, 2016
    How Open edX 2016 left me with new ideas, deeper connections, and effective approaches to our online learning challenges Mark Haseltine (edX CTO) and Anant Agarwal (edX CEO) If you missed this year’s Open edX conference, you missed out. It was amazing, and I hope you’ll be able to attend the next...
  • August 4, 2016
    Thank you to everyone who sponsored, spoke, organized, volunteered, led, traveled and attended the 2016 Open edX conference! With over 230 attendees, it was far and away our most successful conference to date and reflected the vibrancy of our growing community. We talked about the impact of...
  • June 15, 2016
    EdCast, Inc. continues to support the Open edX community as a conference sponsor. Well respected in the field of education technology, EdCast works to integrate multiple systems and pedagogical practices to deliver online learning solutions. Karl Mehta, co-founder and CEO of EdCast, told us a few...
  • June 14, 2016
    EdX has been working with Arbisoft for almost the entirety of our life as an organization. We’ve had a great time working with them, and were excited when they wanted to give back to the community in another way: by sponsoring Open edX 2016. Yasser Bashir, who co-founded Arbisoft with Umair Shah,...
  • June 13, 2016
    Appsembler has been active with the Open edX Community for several years now. Whether they’re organizing meetups, participating in working groups, or going that extra mile to work on easy installation and containerizing options, Appsembler has become an integral part of the Open edX ecosystem. Nate...
  • June 9, 2016
    ExtensionEngine has been an Open edX supporter since our earliest days, developing tools, hosting meetups to foster community, and continuously advocating for high-quality online education. We asked Dr. Scott Moore, who was a tenured faculty member at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of...
  • June 2, 2016
    We recently received news that Dr. Junn won’t be able to attend Open edX 2016. She’s going to be the new President of California State University, Stanislaus, so congratulations are in order! We are fortunate that Dr. Mitchell L. Stevens has agreed to join us to deliver what promises to be a...
  • May 25, 2016
    We’re excited that OpenCraft is coming back to Open edX 2016 as a sponsor! They have been working on the Open edX project from the very beginning of its open source publication. They are one of the major hosting, development, and support providers specializing in the platform. They have made...
  • May 12, 2016
    This Friday, May 13th, is the last day you can make a reduced-rate reservation at the Sheraton Palo Alto--the official hotel for Open edX 2016. Why Stay at the Sheraton Palo Alto? Location. The Sheraton Palo Alto is the closest hotel to Stanford’s campus and the conference venue. A 20-minute walk...
  • May 4, 2016
    Dr. Ellen Junn will be joining us at Open edX 2016 to deliver a keynote on the second day of the conference! Dr. Junn has a background that spans a range of academic, administrative, and scientific success. She currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State...
  • April 13, 2016
    We are excited to share with you that Jono Bacon will deliver a keynote at Open edX 2016! Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He works as Director of Community at GitHub, and formerly led communities at Canonical and XPRIZE. He is the author of the critically-...
  • April 6, 2016
    We were very excited to launch the Open edX 2016 website, as well as publish a complete schedule for the conference! We'd like to share some statistics and details about what we've got in store this year. What’s New This Year for the Schedule We are doing a few new things with the schedule this...
  • March 20, 2016
    Highlighted Site: gacco Yasumasa Watanabe is the Project Manager of Development at DOCOMO gacco, Inc. Gacco is an education company in the NTT DOCOMO, INC. group. In addition to running their own site, they are involved with the Open edX User Group Japan. What is gacco? We want to change the...
  • February 24, 2016
    Rizky Ariestiyansyah, CTO of IndonesiaX, reached out to the Open edX team about IndonesiaX, an installation of the Open edX platform. Along with Dean Jay Mathew, Director and COO, Rizky told us about their efforts. What is IndonesiaX? IndonesiaX is Indonesia’s premier MOOC platform, offering free...

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