Julian Ridden

Instructure, New Zealand


Julian Ridden is an avid technologist, and is passionate about open source, open education and methodologies to create more dynamic learning environments. An expert in engaging content design, he firmly believes in innovation and ensuring that technology is implemented in a way that supports teaching and learning while also making teachers’ lives easier.

Julian works closely with academic staff at a large amount of educational institutions across Asia Pacific, constantly helping them to get the most of their Learning Management System. Currently working at Instructure, creating great things within Canvas LMS, Julian has over 15 years’ experience in education (specifically in online eLearning), with a wide range of both corporate clients and educational institutions as well as experience in project management, systems implementation, networking, support and training.

My Sessions

Student-Centred Learning: Why It’s easier (and more important) than you think

Red Room

Everyone’s talking about “student-centered learning”, but what does it really mean? This session explores ways to put student-centered learning into practice by focusing on the long-term goal of developing self-directed, lifelong learners. We’ll share examples that leverage the cloud-native learning platform, Canvas, to gradually make learning more active and authentic, while developing students’ metacognition and […]

Business Solutions