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.
Space is available only to edX members on a first come, first serve basis.
Thursday June 5 (Morning) edX invites our xConsortium Charter Universities to the morning sessions.
|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
|12.00 - 13.00||Lunch|
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.
|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
|16.45 - 17.45||On-campus Transformation / Blended Learning Approaches
|18.00 - 21.00||Informal Dinner
Barbecue held at the Armamentarium
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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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|
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.
If you have any questions about edX Training, please reach out to Cassandra Lane
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Please note that space is available only to edX members on a first come, first serve basis.
Please Note: As June is a very busy time for tourism, we advise you to book your hotel as soon as possible.
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)
double € 106,40 (for single use)
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.
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.
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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