June 24-28, 2019


Keynote & Invited Speakers


Johannes Heinlein

Sian Bayne
Edinburgh Futures
Institute & The University
of Edinburgh, Scotland

Linda Castañeda
Universidad de Murcia
Faculty of Education

Tuesday, June 25th

Johannes Heinlein, Vice President Strategic Partnerships – edX 

Reimagining Education

Abstract: In the past decade digital technologies have transformed countless areas of life, from healthcare to workplace productivity to entertainment and publishing. During the same time, education has not been subject to the same degree of transformation.

EdX, a nonprofit online learning destination and MOOC (massive open online course) provider founded by Harvard and MIT, aspires to reinvent education through technology innovation and partnerships between academic institutions, governments, the private sector and beyond. EdX’s mission is to increase access to high-quality education for anyone, anywhere; to enhance teaching and learning online and on campus; and to advance research into teaching and learning.

In this talk, Johannes Heinlein, VP of Strategic Partnerships at edX, will discuss the future impact of technology and how edX is working with its partners to reinvent education on a global scale through collaboration on digital strategies, innovation of educational pathways and implementation of stackable credentials such as MicroMasters programs. He will touch upon edX’s Reimagine Education goals, and outline how educators, researchers and others can work together on articulating a vision of the education of the future.


Biography: Johannes Heinlein is vice president of strategic partnerships for edX, leading university partnership and collaboration initiatives. Prior to joining edX, Johannes served as director in the Office of the President and Provost of Harvard University where he was responsible for the planning and execution of university-wide transformations in strategy and operations. Prior to joining Harvard, Johannes worked in the public sector and for global industry leaders, to develop and implement change management and program strategies. Johannes holds degrees from the University of Hamburg, Germany, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.


Wednesday, June 26th


Sian Bayne, Centre for Research in Digital Education, Edinburgh Futures Institute & The University of Edinburgh

Abstract & Bio Coming Soon!







Thursday, June 27th

Dr. Linda Castañeda, Universidad de Murcia Faculty of Education

Abstract & Bio Coming Soon!