About the Event

EdX is pleased to gather together our member organizations for our third partner meeting, #FutureEDU, to take place at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, June 5 - 6, 2014. #FutureEDU is a global forum for educators, thought leaders, instructional technologists, researchers, visionaries and innovators to share experiences on pedagogical research, blended learning and to explore emerging trends in online education. At #FutureEDU, members of the edX community will have the opportunity to collaborate to shape the future of education across the globe.

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Space is available only to edX members on a first come, first serve basis.

June 5

Thursday June 5 (Morning) edX invites our xConsortium Charter Universities to the morning sessions.

9.00 Registration Opens
9.45 - 10.30 Welcome Charter Members
Anka Mulder, Vice President Education, TU Delft
Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science
10.30 - 12.00 UC Berkeley to convene xConsortium committee
xConsortium Committee Break-out sessions

  • Instructional Design / Pedagogy
  • Data analytics / research / assessment
  • Platform Development
  • High level policy and logistical issues
  • Communication strategies
  • (Net) Revenue – generation strategies
  • Libraries
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

June 5

Thursday June 5 (Afternoon) All edX members are invited to join us in the afternoon, kicking off with a keynote from Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, followed by panel discussions highlighting emerging trends in online and blended learning. Thursday concludes with an informal dinner in the evening.

12.00 Registration Opens
13.00 - 15.00 Welcome to #FutureEDU
Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX
15.00 - 15.45 Break
15.45 - 16.45 The Open Source Movement
Panel Discussion
  • Sef Kloninger, Director of Engineering, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, Stanford University
  • Kelvin Liu, CEO of xuetangX
  • Olivier Le Gouanvic, Chief Technology Officer of France Université Numérique
  • Haifa Al Attia, CEO at Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development
  • Moderator: Jenn Stringer, Associate CIO for Academic Engagement at the University of California, Berkeley
16.45 - 17.45 On-campus Transformation / Blended Learning Approaches
Panel Discussion
  • Caroline Levander, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and Digital Education, Rice University
  • Samantha Earp, Executive Director of HarvardX, Harvard University
  • Timo Kos, Director of Education, TU Delft
  • Ting-Chuen Pong, Professor of Computer Science and Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice-President & Provost at HKUST
  • Moderator: Anka Mulder, Vice President Education, TU Delft
18.00 - 21.00 Informal Dinner
Barbecue held at the Armamentarium

June 6

Friday June 6 Friday will feature tracks on topics such as research, policy, collaboration, pedagogy, and best practices. Friday concludes with a panel discussion and informal reception in the evening.

08.00 Registration Opens
09.00 - 09.30 Welcome
Vice President Education, TU Delft<
09.30 - 10.30 Institutional Best Practices
MOOC best practices — what we tried, what worked, what didn't, what we learned
  • Hans Pongrantz, Senior Vice President for IT-Systems & Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Edward Maloney, Executive Director of the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), Georgetown University
  • Phil Long, Director of Centre for Educational Innovation & Technology, The University of Queensland
  • Konrad Werner Osterwalder, Director of Educational Development & Technology, ETH Zurich
  • Moderator: Alan Cattier, Director of Academic and Campus Technology Services, Dartmouth
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 12.00 Parallel Sessions
Attend parallel sessions where edX Members will speak to their experience in online blended learning, educational research, and revenue opportunities with the platform to improve learning outcomes.
Sessions include:
  • Policy and Protocols for MOOC Research
    • Jon Daries, Research Analyst at MIT
    • Clare Van Den Blink, Director of Academic Technologies, Cornell University
    • Pieter de Vries, Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management, TU Delft
    • Moderator: Rebecca Petersen, Director of Research and Education Initiatives, edX
  • Revenue Opportunities and Approaches
    • Wendy Cebula, President and COO, edX
    • Jim Sheehan, Chief Financial Officer, edX
    • Anke Grefte, TU Delft
  • MOOCs for Outreach and Engagement
    • Robert Lue, Faculty Director, HarvardX
    • Patrick Sellers, Associate Dean of Curriculum Political Sciences Department, Davidson College
    • Kevin Lynch, Chief Information Office, Colgate University
    • Pasquale Cirillo, Assistant Professor of Applied Probability, TU Delft
    • Moderator: Kathy Pugh, VP Education Services, edX
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.30 - 14.30 Parallel Sessions
Choose your track and attend parallel sessions where edX Members will speak to their experience in online blended learning, educational research, and discuss (new) unique collaboration opportunities to improve learning outcomes.
Tracks include:
  • Effective techniques for media integration and engagement
    • Patrick Jermann, Researcher at EPFL
    • Olaf Schulte, Multimedia Services Specialist, ETH Zurich
    • Mark van Huystee, TU Delft
    • Moderator: Clayton Hainsworth, Media Manager, edX
  • Working with Data
    • Dan Seaton, Data Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research at MIT
    • Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft
    • Pieter de Vries, Faculty of Technology, Policy, & Management, TU Delft
    • John Zornig, Senior Architect and Technical Team Manager, The University of Queensland
  • Blended Learning: Innovating on Campus
    • Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives, Dartmouth College
    • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Vicerrector de Infraestructuras y Medio Ambiente, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    • Merle de Kreuk, Assistant Professor at Sanitary Engineering, TU Delft
    • Richard Robinson, Online Lead, Australian National University
    • Moderator: Sherry Heffner, Director of Education Services, edX
  • edX Roadmap
    • Beth Porter, Vice President Product, edX
    • Lou Wang, Director of Product, edX
  • Marketing: How to Engage Your Learners and Drive Enrollment
    • Janine Kiers, Work Package Leader Teaching & QA, TU Delft
    • Matt Malloy, VP Marketing, edX
    • Nancy Moss, Communications Director, edX
  • Sublicensing Round Table
    • Martin Ouwehand, TU Delft
    • Tena Herlihy, Vice President and General Council, edX
14.30 - 14.45 Break
14.45 - 15.30 Keynote Session: Where are MOOCs leading higher education? George Siemens
George Siemens is an academic and researcher on learning, systemic change, networks, analytics, and openness in education. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. Dr. Siemens is Professor and Executive Director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab at the University of Texas Arlington.
15.30 - 16.00 Break
16.00 - 16.30 Closing Session
16.30 Farewell Reception

EdX will also offer two sessions of edX Studio Training in Delft on June 5 and June 6, 2014. Running concurrently with #FutureEDU, Training is open to all edX Members and their course teams. You do not need to register for #FutureEDU in order to attend training.

EdX training is designed to give course teams experience with course creation, production, and administration. In these sessions, course designers and developers will learn the essential functions required to build and run an edX course, including hands-on exercises, and best practices while networking and learning from and with others in this community. This is a full eight-hour standard edX training program.

Register for the Thursday June 5 edX Training session
Register for the Friday June 6 edX Training session

If you have any questions about edX Training, please reach out to Cassandra Lane

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Where to Stay

Please Note: As June is a very busy time for tourism, we advise you to book your hotel as soon as possible.

Hotel Juliana
Maarten 33
2628 RC Delft
Phone: +31 15 256 76 12

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edX rates untill May 4th:
single € 76,50 | double € 85,50 (for single use)
edX rates after May 4th:
single € 85 | double € 95 (for single use)


Delft University of Technology

TU Delft Library
Building 21
Prometheusplein 1
2628 ZC Delft
Phone: +31 15 278 91 11

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is the oldest and largest university of technology in the Netherlands. TU Delft was founded in 1842 as the Royal Academy by King Willem II. It has been known as the Delft University of Technology since 1986.

TU Delft offers 17 Bachelor's degrees and 35 Master's degrees to over 17.000 students.

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From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport


Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is 35 minutes away by taxi (approx. € 80 - to € 100 — depending on traffic).


Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is 45 minutes away by train.
At Schiphol Amsterdam Airport you can find the train station near arrival hall 3. You can find more information on the Nederlandse Spoorwegen website.

There construction projects in progress around the Central Station in Delft. These are impacting the flow of traffic and parking. Because of this, the bus station and taxis have been relocated to the back of the train station.

From Rotterdam the Hague Airport


Rotterdam The Hague Airport is 10-15 minutes away by taxi (approx. € 30 - to € 40 — also depending on traffic).


Delft has two train stations; Delft Centraal and Delft-Zuid.
From Delft Centraal: you can take either the bus or taxi (a taxi will take approx. 10 min, and cost around € 10) or walk (15 min). Taxis and busses can be found at the west side of the station. From Delft-Zuid: There is no sufficient public transport to TU Delft, but the Aula Congress Centre is approximately a 15 minute walk.

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