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Enabling Transformational Learning Through Digitalisation

E-waste Circularity Challenge and Digital Waste Challenge (ewastechallenge.com) are blended learning lesson plans that are aimed at secondary and higher education students. The courses are made available globally for anyone to make use of and are actively used by NGOs. The courses combine various digital learning elements with hands-on assignments - often with a focus on social learning and project-based learning. It is our desire to make these courses attractive to students and support transformative learning with impactful outcomes: individual behaviour change, community action, and inspiration for future careers. We invite participants to design and prototype innovative ways to make e-waste and digital waste subject matter relevant, exciting, and engaging. This hackathon is linked to DigiEduHack at Tallinn University.

Enabling Transformational Learning Through Digitalisation
Who can join?
University students
Teachers and/or educators
Education professionals
Digital education enthusiasts
10 - 12 NOV 2023
Register by 08 NOV
from Estonia
Learning Spaces and Pedagogies

Challenge and goals

We invite participants to co-create concepts and prototypes of blended learning assets that can be used to enhance the current E-waste Circularity Challenge and Digital Waste Challenge courses. These could take the shape of interactive tools, ingenious ways of utilising existing solutions, gamification, and so on. The best solutions will be implemented in the course materials - either directly, or where relevant, with external funding.

Expectations and requirements for the solutions and participants

We would like to receive prototypes or elaborate concept notes that can be built in the future. We want the solutions to be analysed in the light of good pedagogical practices, accessibility, appeal for all genders, fit for frugal technical set-up, and so on. Not all solutions can meet such standards, but an analysis of the fit should be there.

Available Support

Facilitator to support throughout the process. Mentors from the subject matter of e-waste and digital waste, digital education, and sustainability science educators. Background materials on the subject matter.

We help to form diverse teams and support matchmaking.


*Will be streamed on YouTube HERE

  • Friday, November 10, 2023

    15:45 - 16:00 Online welcome, program walkthrough (both online hackathons)
    16:00 - 16:10* Welcome to EdTech HACK!
    16:10 - 16:30* Inspirational Speeches by Ministry of Education and Research Area of Learning Pathways Chief Expert Aivar Hiio and Tallinn University Manager of Business Cooperation and Knowledge Transfer Aija Sakova
    16:30 - 18:00* 1-minute Idea Presentations
    18:00 - 18:15 Online teams Q&A (each online hackathon)
    18:15 - 19:00 Online Dinner (both online hackathons)
    19:00 - 19:30* Inspirational presentation by TalTech Dean - Dean's Office at School of Information Technologies Gert Jervan “AI and the future of education”
    19:30 - Let’s start hacking!

  • Saturday, November 11, 2023

    09:00 - 09:30 Online check-in breakfast (both online hackathons)
    10:15 - 11:00 Workshop 1 - Business Model Workshop by Estonian Business School Junior Research Fellow Hira Wajahat Malik
    11:15 - 12:00 Workshop 2- Pitch Training by Gleb Maltsev
    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch (offline)
    15:00 - 18:00 Checkpoint I with mentors and experts
    18:00 - 18:30 Online dinner (both online hackathons)
    19:30 - 22:30 Checkpoint II with mentors and experts

  • Sunday, November 12, 2023

    09:00 - 09:30 Online check-in breakfast (each online hackathon)
    10:15 - 11:00 Workshop 3 Pitch Training by Gleb Maltsev
    11:00 – 13:00 Checkpoint with mentors III (focus on pitching)
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch offline
    14:00 - 17:00* 3-minute Pitching to Jury + 3 min Q&A
    17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break/Jury selects winners
    17:30 - 18:30* Announcement of the winners and award ceremony


1000 EUR prize for the best idea.

Top ideas will be implemented into the ewastechallenge.com lesson plans. These materials are promoted to schools worldwide and used by NGOs focusing on educating communities on waste challenges.

Fundraising together for ideas needing further development will be desired by the authors of the lesson plans - BonoLab and Experiental Math Solutions.

Proposed Solutions