What is the European Digital Education Hub (EDEH) and what's it got to do with DigiEduHack?
In the last podcast episode of DigiEduHack, we mentioned an initiative of the European Commission that falls under the Digital Education Action Plan of the European Commission like the DigiEduHack. We’re talking about the European Digital Education Hub - and here’s a small introduction to this great project.
The first thing you need to know is that the European Digital Education Hub is an online community gathering more than 4,000 stakeholders and practitioners in the field of Digital Education. Its members get a real benefit from being a part of the Hub: they get in touch with peers from all over the EU and beyond and can use the space to discuss and debate relevant topics in the field of digital education such as digital skills, micro-credentials, the use of artifical intelligence or sustainability.
The European Digital Education Hub is cross-sectorial with members working on all levels of education – early childhood, high school, higher education as well as– public authorities and private companies. . In short, in a field that can be highly fragmented, educators and practitioners from any education organisation have support and solutions at their disposal, and in one single platform.
Additionally, when becoming a member of the Hub, one has the opportunity to build knowledge by participating in webinars, in-person workshops, online mentoring and peer-learning activities. Furthermore, members have access and can share a wide range of qualitative resources such as research papers and weekly articles.
What does all this have to do with DigiEduHack, you might wonder? Well, it’s quite simple. The two initiatives share the purpose of sharing, promoting, and spreading best practices in digital education throughout the European Union.
Both the Hub and the DigiEduHack make high-quality and accessible education a top priority. For that purpose, we collaborate on different levels. For instance, as mentioned above, the Hub was on the table as discussion topic in our latest podcast interview. We also have a representative of the Hub in DigiEduHack’s expert group.
And maybe most importantly, the synergies between DigiEduHack and the EDEH lead to a unique prize for the winners of the experienced category: a boot-camp to support the application of the Global Winner team for the EDEH’s Accelerator, reinforcing in this manner both collaboration between the two initiatives and the winning team’s network, skills and prospect for a future in the field of digital education.