Digital Education Hack

WHAT IS DIGIEDUHACK?


DigiEduHack aims at fostering the co-creation of solutions answering real-life challenges in digital education:
ideas, concepts, or ready-to-be-developed apps.

 
DigiEduHack is a series of online and in-person hackathons taking place all around the world on the 9-10 November 2021, focusing on co-creating digital education solutions for a more sustainable world. DigiEduHack is free, inclusive, sustainable, open to anyone worldwide: coders and non-coders, with no discrimination regarding gender, education level, or origin. 

Each DigiEduHack challenge is owned and organised by a local host: a university, a school, a library, an NGO, a start-up, a group of citizens, ... Participants join a challenge of their choice and take part in DigiEduHack 2021.

After the event, a challenge winner is designated by each host. All the challenge-winning solutions are then assessed by the DigiEduHack steering group, which designate 10 to 12 finalists. The finalists are put up for a public vote. The 3 finalists with the most votes become the DigiEduHack 2021 Global Award winners. 

 


HOW TO BECOME A HOST?

 

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GET YOUR CORE CREW

Organizing an online or offline hackathon is a fun but demanding task, that comes in addition to your everyday missions: don’t overestimate yourself, have a team with you! With a simple 3-persons configuration, you will be able to move forward much faster and further. Check our recommendations and advice in our Complete Host Book here.

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CHOOSE A THEME, CRAFT A CHALLENGE

Whatever your experience in hackathons, crafting your challenge is a fundamental step: the challenge will determine who will be involved in your event! But you're not alone in this task. The whole DigiEduHack community is here to support you, from fellow hosts to the Central Team. Stronger together is an everyday reality when you're part of the DigiEduHack movement. 

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START PLANNING

November is around the corner... well, almost. Planning an online/blended or in-person hackathon requires strong organizational capacities: are you sure you've been taking everything into consideration? Luckily, we have a lot of resources to help you. And as always, you can contact the DigiEduHack central team for additional support, advice, or assessment!

JOIN AS A HOST: BE A PIONEER IN DIGITAL EDUCATION



BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER

DigiEduHack is based on collaboration, co-creation and sharing: during two days, teams work together to solve a challenge, aiming at a real impact on society. Togetherness, mutual aid and the pride to work on actual societal issues are central values. Each solution uploaded can change lives. 


 

BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF #DIGITALEDUCATION 

Thanks to the energy of innovation and co-creation, DigiEduHack is a laboratory of ideas and a platform of experimentation. It’s a powerful way to work globally on local issues, bringing new perspective and fresh, direct approaches to solving contemporary educational challenges. 


 

DEMONSTRATE YOUR VALUES GLOBALLY AND LOCALLY

DigiEduHack’s core DNA has been shaped by the European Digital Education Action Plan, making it a very unique hackathon, apart from other events: it is inclusive, accessible, sustainable, aims to empower its participants. DigiEduHack addresses current issues met by learners all around the world, no matter the level of education. 


 

USE CO-CREATION TO SOLVE A LOCAL, REAL-LIFE CHALLENGE THAT MATTER FOR YOUR COMMUNITY 

DigiEduHack is more than just an event: it’s a movement that embodies the strength of creative collaboration and allows stakeholders from all backgrounds to work together with participants to solve seemingly impossible challenges! 

JOIN AS A HOST: BE PART OF THE CHANGE

You have the power to change lives. As host, you can propose a challenge that will impact society and contribute to make your community (and the world!) a better place. You can contribute to make digital education more fair, more inclusive, more inspiring, more accessible.

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

On the 9-10.11.2021, hosts, teams, participants from all around Europe and beyond will unite to co-create the future of education.
You too can join!

JOIN AS A HOST

Hosting a challenge requires a core organizing team of a minimum of 2 people. You'll also need mentors, a jury, speakers. 

You can organise an online, blended or in-person challenge. 

Traditionally, DigiEduHack hosts are educational stakeholders (schools, universities, higher-education institutions, ...), research organisations or groups, start-ups & companies, NGOs. But if you're a group of digital education enthusiasts, you can host your own DigiEduHack 2021 challenge! 

JOIN AS A PARTICIPANT

Anyone with a knack for digital education, whatever the background, the level of education, the geographical origin can take part in DigiEduHack.

Join online or in-person: choose your challenge, check the conditions, register. You can join alone or as an already existing team.



Join the movement now!

ASK US ANYTHING

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you have some questions?
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DIGIEDUHACK 2021 TIMELINE

DigiEduHack 2021 will take place on the 9-10 November 2021 in a series of online, blended and in-person events. The main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union with IRCAI under the auspices of UNESCO.

MAY 2021

Host registration opens

You're part of a public institution, a foundation, a company, an educational stakeholder, an educator, or a research group? Join as a host, and contribute to changing the future of learning. We have community events, online courses, 1-to-1 coaching, and mentoring available for you! 
The host registration is open until the first week of October 2021.


AUGUST 2021

Participant registration opens

Choose your challenge and join the movement!
For 2020, there will more online events than ever: you can join and take part from all over the world!
Participant registration is open until November 2021 (check the conditions for each challenge).   


9-10 NOVEMBER 2021

DigiEduHack 2021 takes place in Europe and beyond

Events all over the world: online, blended, and in-person. This year the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.



17 NOVEMBER 2021

All challenge winners are announced

The challenge-winning teams are announced.
The DigiEduHack steering group starts assessing the challenge-winning solutions to select the finalists. 



FEBRUARY 2022

The 10 to 12 finalists are announced and the solutions are put up for a public vote.



APRIL 2022

The 3 solutions with the most votes are declared Global Winners of DigiEduHAck 2021


2021 ONLINE AND OFFLINE HACKATHONS

Online events
Offline events
Blended events
Plenty of
Cities
A lot
Countries
Many
Continents

DIGIEDUHACK 2021 AT A GLANCE

FOR HOSTS
  • Register as a host here (If you're a returning host, please create a new profile!)
  • Start planning your event, get access to our host-dedicated resources  
  • Start crafting your challenge: we're here to help! 
  • Build your event page on the DigiEduHack website in a few clicks. 
  • Submit. You're part of the DigiEduHack community!
  • Your event is open. Now get participants on board! (we have tons of tools and insights to help you!) 
FOR PARTICIPANTS
  • Find a challenge that suits you, anywhere in the world... and join!   
  • No team, no worry: you will find teammates in the DigiEduHack community
  • Give your best on the 9-10 November 2021, online or in-person
AFTER THE HACKATHONS
  • Each local host chooses a winning solution
  • All the local winning solutions are submitted to the DigiEduHack steering group
  • The DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 to 12 finalist solutions
  • The finalist solutions are submitted to a public vote
  • 3 winning solutions are designated, and get special ad-hoc support for further development

DigiEduHack 2021 partners & supporters

DigiEduHack is an EIT initiative under the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. This year the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.

EIT Climate-Kic

Aalto University

European commission

Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence

EIT Community: Human Capital