hi everyone, as we start to think about keynotes for the Open edX 2020 conference, who are some speakers you’d like to see? Put your ideas in this thread.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Sal Khan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal_Khan
- Dr. Sugata Mitra - http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/Beginnings.html
- Rob Alexander - https://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2017/10/03/capital-one-wants-to-train-all-employees-in-technology/
all great ideas - thanks for the suggestions!
one of my clients created this for Rice U, which launches nationally this fall (in a few weeks): https://openstax.org/rover-by-openstax
the brainchild behind StepWise, the AI product, is Elaine Kant (see http://querium.com/querium-team/) who i met during a visit to texas last month. Querium is using your platform in a particularly interesting way, as a distribution platform. several large institutions adopted early and – knock on wood – there ought to be many thousands of learners using Rover by the time the 2020 open edx conference happens.
More: in my opinion Elaine presents well for a keynote gig like open edx. she’s pedigreed and professorial, but joyful and approachable. <— that last part is my shameful self-promotion on her behalf.
Here’s a suggestion from internally at edX:
- Charles Fadel - runs Center for Curriculum Redesign, author: Artificial Intelligence in Education, 21st Century Skills : Learning for Life in our Times, Four Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed. Also his non-profit is actually using Open edX to deliver competency focused courses to K-12 students aligned to the four dimensional education framework! (See press release for Math course, computer science course) Boston local.