edX Partners from Across the Globe Meet in Paris this Week
Today, we are excited to kick off the 2016 edX Global Forum, an event that brings together the entire edX community to explore the future of education.
EdX partners from all over the globe are joining us in Paris this week, where edX Contributing Charter Member, Sorbonne Universités, is our gracious host. We thank the Sorbonne for welcoming the edX community to the City of Light and for showing such spectacular hospitality as we convene to share knowledge, learn from one another and exchange ideas and views on how we can continue to reinvent education.
EdX’s dynamic international community is made up of educators and university leadership, cultural and learning institutions, course teams and instructional technologists, researchers, marketers, data czars, and online learning visionaries and innovators of all stripes from dozens of countries around the globe. The annual edX Global Forum is the interactive and energetic venue where members of this community meet to discuss an important range of topics, from identifying innovative pathways to credit and credentialing for learners worldwide to understanding the ways in which universities and corporations can collaborate to improve learners lives and careers. In addition, we’ll discuss how we can continue to further our blended efforts to seamlessly integrate online education into the on-campus experience. We will also spend time looking to the future, sharing predictions about the changes we can anticipate and examining the new ways that unbundling and rebundling will create an evolutionary pathway for the future university.
This is a time for us to reflect on the work we’ve done together so far and to also set audacious goals that will inspire us to continue our mission to increase access to high-quality education for learners everywhere.
It is also a time for us recognize the new institutions that we’ve welcomed into our edX global consortium. This year, we were thrilled to welcome 13 partners from across the globe, including Institut Mines-Télécom, Babson College, University System of Maryland, Imperial College London and more.
We will hear from speakers across the edX global consortium, including the latest from some of the 14 partners who launched the MicroMasters initiative earlier this September. In addition, Kako Nubukpo, the Economic and Digital Director of the International Organization of Francophony (OIF), based in Paris, and a member of the Global Economic Governance Programme of the University of Oxford and Princeton University, will deliver the welcoming keynote.
To follow along with us here in Paris, you can check out #AlwaysLearning on Twitter. We look forward to sharing the conversations, trends and exciting developments that emerge as we discuss the future of learning.