Members of the EduHack network as well as lots of others joined the recent half-day online event organised by the EduHack project which looked 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. During the event, partners of the EduHack consortium introduced key design thinking principles underpinning the hackathons and shared insights and the main lessons learnt from the experience of running online EduHackathons at their respective institutions. At the same time, they introduced a number of resources, tools and approaches relevant to the planning and delivery of hackathons and to fostering the development of digital education competences. Check out the resources shared here.
July 15, 2020