EduHack Online Course FAQs
Who can participate?
The EduHack online course targets university educators from every discipline who want to learn how to produce digitally-supported learning experiences, with a focus on fostering collaborative learning and enhanced students engagement.
We encourage universities to organise their own version of the EduHack course, by tailoring it to their needs. If you are interested, please get in touch through this link.
The course content is open to anyone who has access to a computer or a smartphone and the internet. Feel free to browse the online course content and to use it for your work (the content is released with an open Creative Common license).
How does the course work?
The course is structured in two phases:
- An online learning phase based on 19 activities distributed across four areas (Digital resources, Teaching, Assessment and Empowering learners). Learners are free to choose which activities to run and in which order. We suggest that in order to get a certificate, learners shall complete at least 2 activities per area.
- An EduHackathon, that is an event where participants will work on practical ideas, thanks to what they have learnt in the online course phase, with the aim to produce online content, tools, courses to improve their teaching in digital settings.
How long does the course take?
For universities that want to organise their own EduHack course, we suggest that the online phase of the course is organised along four weeks, one week per area. Each activity has been designed to take around one hour, but that depends on the learners’ starting level. Some activities may already be familiar to learners and could be quickly completed, while others may be new and require more time to explore.
For individuals who want to go through the course, they can do that at their own pace.
We suggest that course participants, both in institutions and individuals, they should participate on the DigCompEdu Check-In self assessment survey for feedback on their digital competences.
What do I need to do?
If you represent a university and you are interested in organising your own EduHack course, please get in touch with us through this form and we will be happy to help you.
If you are an individual teacher, you can work through each topic at your own pace and share what you have learned either on your own blog or on the EduHack Wall. If you want to work through the content in the course and don’t want to blog about it that’s fine too.
Do learners have to use blogs?
Learners can work through the course without setting up a blog. However, reflective and open blogging is a core part of the programme, so, if you intend award a Certificate of Participation at the end of the course, we suggest you require your learners to blog. They can do this by utilising their existing blog, or they can set up a tailor made EduHack blog, or they can post (anonymously even) in the online course on our public blogging space – the EduHack Wall.
What if I need help?
If you would like some assistance, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licensing – Can I re-use your course?
The content of this course, except where otherwise stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence (CC BY SA). In fact we actively encourage you to take our course and adapt it for your own purposes.