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How to Plan a Hackathon: Hacking the Challenges of Digital Education
Get expert tips on how to run a great hackathon
Hackathons are usually thought of as events where people come together to collaborate with computers. However, non-technical hackathons are becoming increasingly popular – where people gather to solve an organisational rather than a technical problem.
On this course, you’ll discover how to organise and run a non-technical hackathon that can address a challenge in digital education and improve your organisation’s digital skills and competencies.
See if a non-technical hackathon is right for you
Alongside the expert minds behind the global non-technical hackathon DigiEduHack, you’ll explore the pros and cons of running a hackathon and whether it’s the right tool for your digital education challenge.
You’ll then learn how to draft a description of your challenge with the help of the challenge building canvas and guidance.
Learn how to build and run a hackathon
Once you’ve decided a hackathon is right for your challenge, you’ll build a hackathon plan with the help of a hackathon process map, toolkit, and host handbook.
You’ll examine real-world host experiences and consider improvements to the challenge description and hackathon plan.
Hack with the minds behind DigiEduHack
DigiEduHack is a series of online hackathons for innovators who want to solve the big problems facing EdTech and digital education today.
They’ll help you emerge from the course with a clearly defined hackathon plan, ready to solve your digital education challenges with community-sourced innovation.
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the challenges to education in a digital age
- Assess the role of DigiEduHacks in addressing these issues
- Identify how you can play a role in tackling the challenges
- Explore how to create your hackathon crew
- Create your challenge
- Produce the event day planning
- Create the event day communications and promotion
Who is the course for?
This course would benefit learners from organisations considering using the hackathon format to solve their digital education challenges.
Who developed the course?
EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.
EIT Climate-KIC creates digital courses and resources for the general public, and for its own blended programmes and those of its partners.
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