Timișoara - DigiEduSpace: Sustainable education through digital learning spaces - DigiEduHack 2020

Timișoara - DigiEduSpace: Sustainable education through digital learning spaces

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We dare you to create a digital learning space (DLS) for an innovative education process

Join our DigiEduHack to connect with other peers - pupils, students, educational professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs to co-create the future of education. Help us solve the challenge of creating a sustainable DLS framework to be implemented in the public educational system, turn your vision into reality and showcase your solutions on a European and global scale. Experts and mentors will support your team during the 2 days virtual event in finding the best solutions to the challenges. The best team will win €1.000.

Join us online on 12-13 Nov 2020
And team up to solve our challenge:

#2 / DigiEduHack 2020: Sustainable education through digital learning

Let's create together a digital learning space (DLS) and face the education system challenges through multiple learning connections in a digital learning environment!

Who can join?

Students

Teachers or educators

Researchers

Innovators

Education professionals

Other

Any questions?

Check the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, you can contact us!

Schedule

All times indicated are in the event local timezone

LET THE HACKING BEGIN!

07 November 10:00

PRE-DIGIEDUHACK EVENT

Meet & Greet, Team formation

10 November 18:00

PRE-DIGIEDUHACK EVENT

Team formation

12 November 10:00

KICK OFF:

Welcome to the hackathon & setting the scene

12 November 10:15

SETTING THE CHALLENGE:

Expert pannel

12 November 11:20

Hacking

Team formation + final challenge/idea + data exploration and problem refinement

12 November 17:00

CHECK-OUT:

Conclusions of the day

13 November 09:30

CHECK-IN

13 November 09:45

Hacking

Finalizing the solution + pitch ideas/draft

13 November 11:00

How to make your Pitch - Session

Optional session to get help with Pitching techniques.

13 November 12:00

Hacking

Finishing touches + finalizing the pitch

13 November 14:00

HACKING ENDS

Upload your solutions on the digieduhack webpage

13 November 15:00

PITCH SESSION

All teams will have 3 mins to present their hacks to the judging panel and other teams + 5 min Q&A

13 November 16:30

Jury deliberation / EIT Climate-KIC programmes presentation

While the jury deliberates, you have the opportunity to learn more about the IET Climate-KIC environment and other programmes that can further help you in developing your idea/challenge.

13 November 17:00

Wrap-up of the event: announcing the winner

Prizes

Solutions will be judged by a jury and the winning team will be awarded 1.000 euros.

Speakers & Mentors & Jury

During the event you will get support from amazing speakers, mentors and jury!

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Adelina Dabu

Mentor

Public Policy & International Affairs Senior Adviser, Bucharest

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Tudor Juravlea

Mentor

Facilitator, UX designer, Design Thinking Society co-founder

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Radu Ticiu

Speaker & Judge

Tech entrepreneurship community facilitator in Timisoara/West Romania

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Ciprian MAN

Speaker & Judge

Business Angel, Tech Entrepreneur, Growceanu

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Andrei Pelin

Judge

Associate Professor, PhD, West University of Timisoara, President of the Oeconomica Foundation

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Marin Popescu

Speaker

General school inspector, Timis County School Inspectorate

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Toma Grozăvescu

Speaker

Growth hacker, Founder & CEO of SMARTERS

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Cristina Bădulescu

Speaker

National Coordinator – EIT Climate-KIC Romanian hub

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1. Preliminary statement

1.1

Welcome to DigiEduHack. This set of rules is a body of principles governing DigiEduHack as a whole.
Each DigiEduHack challenge might have additional and/or specific rules.

1.2

DigiEduHack is a hackathon that encourages collaboration, co-creation and real-life change. Even if in the end three teams will be crowned as global winners and will get 5000€ each, any solution uploaded on digieduhack.com can potentially have an impact on digital education. This reflects the spirit of DigiEduHack: you take part in this hackathon because you and your team members want to take action and contribute to solving an actual challenge.

1.3

DigiEduHack is free, accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Please keep in mind these values when entering and taking part in a DigiEduHack challenge. Participants are expected to behave according to these values.

Do not shame, mock, attack, despise or hurt other participants.
Do support other teams, respect the differences, encourage, help and include others.

Be positive and remember to have fun: DigiEduHack is fist and foremost a great experience where you are going to meet fantastic people, get new cool skills, grow your network.

1.4

Last but not least: in case of doubt, please contact either the owner of the challenge or the DigiEduHack central team contact@digieduhack.com

2. Rules

2.1

Prior to joining Digieduhack, you as a participant should pick a challenge. Most of the challenges have an open recruitment; some challenges have a conditional recruitment (be a student part of the challenge owner's institution for example). You can see the status of a challenge by checking its label on the "2020 events" page and on the "2020 challenges" page.

2.2

As a participant, you can only join/take part in one DigiEduHack challenge in 2020. You can join alone, or take part as a team. If you tale pat as a team, each team members should sign up for the challenge individually. The size of the teams is decided by each challenge owner. This size may vary from one challenge to another. The composition of a team is decided by the local challenge owners. Please refer to the documentation specific to the challenge you wish to join. In case of doubt, please contact the challenge owner.

2.3

As a participant you are expected to take part in all/most of the activities organised by the challenge owner on the 12-13 November 2020. Challenge owners can decide to make some or all activities mandatory, either before, during or after their DigiEduHack event. Please refer to the planning of the challenge you joined for further info.

2.4

Your solution should be co-created and finalised during the DigiEduHack event you're taking part in. It's allowed to join with draft ideas, frameworks, ideas and concepts. It's not allowed to join with a ready-made, ready-to-be-rolled-out solution. You can get inspiration from existing solution but plagiarism, copy and/or any other form of treachery or deception are totally forbidden. You can use open source resources if you clearly attribute the sampled part(s) to their original creator(s) and if the sampled part(s) is a minor component of your solution.

2.5

DigiEduHack is a multilevel hackathon where each challenge owner chooses one winning solution and might choose one or several runner-ups. Each challenge owner has their own judging grid to assess submitted solutions: please contact your challenge owner for more details. All the winning solutions (NOT the runner-ups) enter the global competition where the DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 to 12 finalists based on the criteria available here. These 10 to 12 finalist solutions are uploaded on the United Nations' Unite Ideas platform to be submitted to a public vote. The three solutions that gather the most votes are declared global winners and their teams are awarded 5000€ each.

2.6

At the end of the event you are taking part in, follow and respect your challenge owner's instructions on when to stop working on your solution and on where, how and when your solution will be assessed: pay especially attention to mandatory pitching/demo sessions and upload requirements. You had no time to finish? No worries: notify it during your pitch/demo/upload in the description of your project.  All the solutions created during DigiEduHack 2020 should be uploaded on digieduhack.com. Solutions uploaded to digieduhack.com are made public under the DigiEduHack intellectual property guidelines.

2.7

Only ONE team member should upload the team's solution on digieduhack.com, and only ONE solution per team should be uploaded. A team can only upload a solution for a challenge they are registered for and actually took part in. Before starting the upload process, please check the solution upload guidelines. To upload your solution digieduhack.com: login, go to "upload your solution" and follow the steps.

2.8

Participants or teams can be disqualified and excluded from DigiEdUhack for breaking one of the aforementioned rules/preliminary statements. If a single participant in a team breaks a rule, the participant will be excluded from their team and from DigiEduHack. The rest of the team can keep taking part in DigiEduHack. If a team as a whole breaks a rule, they will be excluded from DigiEduHack. Each challenge owner decides in full discretion on exclusions for their own event. The DigiEduHack central team decides in full discretion on exclusions for the global competition. Exclusions are definitive. Solutions that break the rules described in 2.4 will be disqualified. If a winning solution is disqualified, the challenge owner will organise a second deliberation and annouce a new winner. If a finalist solution or a global winning solution is disqualified, the Steering group as a whole or in a smaller quorum will assess a new finalist solution and a new public vote will take place.

2.9

Enjoy.

Frequently asked questions

Everyone that is interested on the challenge - students, pupils, teachers and educators, regional entrepreneurs and innovators, all interested incontributing to the design of an appropriate and sustainable DLS to be implemented in the public educational system.

After the registration process is finalized, you will receive a confirmation email with the access link for the online event and other additional information.

The virtual event will span through 2 days, with a maximum of 12 hours screen time / day.

Be sure to check the agenda for event-specific questions.

The event brings the experience of an in-person session to your personal computer, so just like an in-person session, you have the freedom to pick the sessions you attend. But attending the event in its entirety will help you get the most out of the experience.

For the best experience, we suggest using a desktop or laptop computer and the Chrome internet browser.

Before attending the event, check that your system is compatible with the virtual environment and make sure your video and microphone are working correctly.

There is no participation fee, the event is free for all interested parties.

Yes, all participants will get an attendance certificate that will be sent via email.

You did not find the answer? Please contact one of the organisers

Organizers

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The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (West University of Timisoara, Romania) is the biggest and most important economics and business faculty in the Western part of the country, focused on providing both knowledge and opportunities for young students, through dynamic and diverse study programs, relevant partnerships with the regional business environment, entrepreneurial workshops, while funding innovative start-ups initiated by its students.

Contact us

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Delia Gligor

Manager

delia.gligor@e-uvt.ro

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Roxana Bucurean

Manager

roxana.bucurean@e-uvt.ro

Our Partners

Our challenge, your solutions
DigiEduHack 2020: Sustainable education through digital learning
Let's create together a digital learning space (DLS) and face the education system challenges through multiple learning connections in a digital learning environment!
Your 21st Century Teacher

For people who want to turn their lives more GREEN, i.e., recycling and reusing resources AND yourself for the betterment of society and for being a better human being.

The challenege is: nurturing a learner-centric digital space, GREEN information by building a technically strong humanitarian.

Video Wikipedia for Learners and Creators
Winner

 A collaborative platform for learners and educators to secure learning continuity in times of restrictions and beyond. 

”BareBonesEdu”

An educational platform to streamline the teaching process of teachers, facilitate access to education for both teachers and students through visualization

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