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Hosts

General information about the DigiEduHack

Joining DigiEduHack is a unique experience with various benefits. We offer host organisations:
• An extensive communications and marketing campaign
• Visibility and outreach for your organization
• Communications and marketing toolkit including:
 - A Hackathon Handbook covering all aspects of planning an event
 - Communications and marketing templates and materials
 - Brand identity and social media guidelines
 - Tools and templates for facilitation
 - Advisory forum and various inspirational content
• Webinar training on:
  - How to formulate a hackathon challenge
  - How to find the right participants
  - How to use facilitation tools for designing innovative solutions
• Further marketing and showcasing opportunities as all solutions will be shared online
• A global award of 5000 for each winning team (three in total on a global scale)

These requirements are important for a successful DigiEduHack:

1. Clear, relevant and well-phrased challenge related to digital education
2. Use of Digital Education Hack website, registration, and branding
3. The organisation of the event as a 24-hour hackathon format

DigiEduHack is a global movement dedicated to solving the toughest digital education challenges organisations face today, which is manifested in a 24-hour hackathon taking place simultaneously in major cities around the world.

The basic process flow of the DigiEduHack:
1. Setting the digital education challenge: Organisations identify their digital education challenges and call on their students, innovators, researchers, education professionals or other stakeholders to come up with innovative solutions.
2. Coming up with solutions: Hosts and participants connect under a shared vision for co-creating the future of digital education, which is manifested in a 24-hour hackathon to find innovative solutions in collaboration with other interconnected hackathons around the globe.
3. Beyond the hackathon: Innovation happens when diverse perspectives are brought together - creating both tangible digital education solutions and empowered educational stakeholders. 

As a host, you are free to design the format of you hackathon. However, we recommend you to have a lool at our guidlines in our Complete Host Book, pages 17 to 31

The main participant target groups are
• Students
• Researchers
• Innovators
• Education professionals
• Education administrators
• Teachers
• School students
• Anybody interested in education

 

JUNE 2020

Host registration opens!
Once registered, hosts can start crafting their challenge right away
When ready to start recruiting participants, the hosts create their event pages on this site
Host registration is open until the first week of November 2020.

 

AUGUST 2020

Participant registration opens
Participants can choose their challenge and join the event
For 2020, there will more online events than ever: you can join and take part from all over the world


12-13 NOVEMBER 2020

DigiEduHack 2020 is up and running!
Events all over the world, online and offline.
The main stage event will take place in Berlin and will be hosted by the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.



END OF NOVEMBER 2020

Votes are open

The DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 finalists among the local winning teams.
A public vote will determine the 3 global winning teams that will be each awarded 5000€.

 

DECEMBER 2020

Global winners are announced during a global award ceremony.

Climate-KIC has a wealth of experience in providing services to city authorities to ensure your Eduhack links you with your local entrepreneurship ecosystem and helps you shape and share your challenge in a way that drives innovation. Examples of services are:

• Project Management of the Eduhack event
• Innovation services
   - Identification of challenges
   - Participant and start-up scouting
   - Acceleration of winning solutions
• Marketing and Communication services
   - Logo branding in e-correspondence, social media campaign, website and other marketing materials 
   - Showcasing space at event

Please get in touch with us, if you are interested in getting tailored services for the Eduhack

We will support host organisations throughout the DigiEduHack process with the following:

• DigiEduHack handbook and an event planning guide
• Ready-made informative DigiEduHack event webpage
• The online registration portal for participants
• Use of Global DigiEduHack brand (with detailed guidebook)
• Online portal for host organisations to receive information and tools for DigiEduHack challenge
• Communication toolkits: editable marketing materials for recruitment and publicity across multiple channels
• On-going advisory forum to plan and run DigiEduHack
• Access to live broadcasting content – inspiring speakers etc. to build your agenda and inspire innovators
• Access to 24-hour DigiEduHack Social media wall – linking your hackathons with the DigiEduHack community around the world

We are looking for hosts from all around the world! There are different kinds of Digital Education Hack hosts:

  • Universities
  • Other education organisations
  • Libraries
  • Public authorities
  • NGOs
  • Education associations
  • Edutech startups
  • Companies
  • Schools

Registration

As a host, you can approach various local organisations and companies for sponsoring your DigiEduHack. 

You can join as a host by clicking on the Sign-up button at the top of the homepage, then by clicking on "become a host".

Preparation for the DigiEduHack

Each host sets up its own local digital education challenge. The setting of clear and relevant local digital education challenges is essential to run a successful DigiEduHack.

Some tips:

• Use a: “How ..” or “What.. “ question.
   - How can we make learning design innovative, effective and fun?
   - What kind of digital technologies and tools can be implemented to improve future teaching and learning in our organisation?

• Challenge areas: access and availability, learning spaces, learning experience, emerging technologies, data exploitation, etc. (please see the website for further information and inspiration for challenge areas)

Get in touch if you wish tailored support to create your host challenge.

Yes, it is! It is a real Digital Education Hackathon – where the magic happens somewhere during the 2 days. Each host organise the daily schedule according the their needs/possibilities. Check each DigiEduHack local event program!

Once you have verified your organisation's participation as a host via email, the next step will be to set up your DigiEduHack event pages. 
Log-in on digieduhack.com, go to "host website" and start filling your event pages. 

Each Digital Education Hack host has their own host page on the Digital Education Hack website. It contains all the information about the local Digital Education Hack, with mandatory and option sections to fill out. Participants will be able to apply through the host pages to the Digital Education Hack.

The main sections of the host pages will be:

• Introduction to the Digital Education Hackathon
• Challenge description
• Schedule
• People involved (Coaches, mentor, experts, jury)
• Prizes and Follow-up
• Partner/Sponsor section
• Venue
• Organisers details
• News/Blog section
• FAQ

In all Eduhack communication English is the common language. However, if you have only local people at your event, the Eduhack can be run in your local language. Make sure though to use English for online communication during the day - to be part of the online buzz Eduhack creates on the day.

In all Digital Education Hack communication, English is the common language. All information that is on your Digital Education Hackcity page should be available in English, but it can be available in the local language as well. The city pages and Digital Education Hack documents can be bilingual. The Digital Education Hack team provides customisable materials – where the text can be translated into your local language. After the event the online report should also be done in English.

Recruitment

Once your city page is ready, your recruitment process can start. Climate-KIC provides the following to help with participant recruitment:

• A customisable city page where participants can register
• Marketing materials to help promote the Eduhack

Participant numbers vary depending on the different DigiEduHack hosts. To create a good atmosphere and create enough good solutions we recommend to have at least 30-50 participants present during a DigiEduHack.

The DigiEduHack website is open for participants registration mid-August 2020. Each local DigiEduHack event have their own dealine for registration: some hosts may differ in their recruitment period. Please check their own host organisation page on the DigiEduHack website to have up-to-date information. 

Participants

General information about the DigiEduHack

The 2020 edition of DigiEduHack will take place on the 12-13 November 2020. Starting and ending times of each event vary.

Students, entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers and education professionals create solutions to a specific digitalization and learning challenge in a hackathon.

Each local host can craft their own chedule for their event. Check the schedule of the event to learn more!

What you can expect to happen during the 24-hour hackathon:

1. Explore challenges and form teams

Participants will find out more about the host organisation's digital education challenge and form teams.

2. Find solutions and test them

Teams will ideate to come up with solutions and test these solutions further using different methodologies and discussing with experts.

3. Present progress and win support

Teams pitch their solutions to relevant local stakeholders, who will choose the best ideas and announce the winning teams.

DigiEduHack offers you the chance to take action to create real solutions to your digital education challenges. You can also benefit from:

  • Solve your digital education challenges through a participatory innovation process.
  • Invite and engage the people who matter to you: your students, staff, customers, partners or any other stakeholders to co-create innovative solutions.
  • Benefit from ideas of diverse education enthusiasts.
  • Offer a challenge-based learning experience to your participants – the best innovations win a prize.
  • Showcase your organization’s skills and knowledge as a forerunner in digital education.
  • Get visibility through our social media marketing campaigns.
  • Engage with new global partners through the DigiEduHack community.
  • Easy way to organize a hack: be supported by the DigiEduHack coordination team!

Registration

The DigiEduHack website is open for participants registration mid-August 2020. Each local DigiEduHack event have their own dealine for registration: some hosts may differ in their recruitment period. Please check their own host organisation page on the DigiEduHack website to have up-to-date information. 

These are the common participant types you fill find at your local DigiEduHack:
Students, Researchers, Innovators, Education professionals, Education administrators, Teachers, (School students), anybody interested in education.

During the event

Yes, it is! It is a real Digital Education Hackathon – where the magic happens somewhere during the 2 days. Each host organise the daily schedule according the their needs/possibilities. Check each DigiEduHack local event program!