How to run an online EduHackathon: insights from the EduHack project
Tuesday 7 July 2020, 10:00 – 13:30 CEST
This half-day online event looks at the potential of hackathons as a format for educational innovation and capacity building in Higher Education. EduHackathons can be defined as intensive, focused, collaborative, hands-on events aimed at devising approaches and/or resources that address key educational issues or challenges. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, they may offer an agile way of rethinking teaching and assessment in the light of an ever-increasing reliance on online teaching.
This interactive event is particularly aimed at members of the EduHack extended network, but it is open to anyone who is responsible for enhancing the digital skills and competences of academic staff in their university or higher education institution. The partners of the EduHack consortium will introduce key design thinking principles underpinning the hackathons and share insights and main lessons learnt from the experience of running online EduHackathons at their respective institutions. At the same time, they will introduce a number of resources, tools and approaches relevant to the planning and delivery of hackathons and to fostering the development of digital education competences.
If you would like to join us please sign up completing the form below, the deadline for registration being Friday 3 July 2020.
Provisional programme. (Please note that all times are in CEST)
10:00: Introduction to EduHack, design thinking and EduHackathons
Moderators: Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium & Mattia Plazio, Nexa, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
10:45: Problem definition
This session is all about the idea of defining a challenge for your Online Eduhackathon, following a short presentation and introduction to suitable tools, participants will work in small groups to work through a problem statement definition activity using mural
Moderator: Daniel Villar-Onrubia, Coventry University, UK
11:15: Coffee break, during which participants will be asked to do a quick online research activity as well as having a break!
Introduced by: Luca Morini, Coventry University, UK
12:00: Talk and demonstration of different tools that can be used in EduHackathons as well as different approaches to how they can be organised – both on and offline
Moderator: Fabio Nascimbeni, UNIR, Spain
13:00: Final thoughts and plans for the future including an introduction to the EduHack toolbox
Moderator: Martin Debattista, KIC, Malta
The EduHack Team