EDUHACK – Hacking Education by improving open e-learning teacher competencies

EDUHACK – Hacking Education by improving open e-learning teacher competencies

Funder

Erasmus + Programme of the European Union

Value

£63,426

Duration

September 2017 - Present

Collaborators

Politecnico di Torino (Italy) are the lead university, in partnership with:

Coventry University (UK)

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) (Spain),

Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta)

ATiT (Belgium)

Project lead

Dr Daniel Villar-Onrubia (Disruptive Media Learning Lab) in collaboration with Professor Katherine Wimpenny and Dr Luca Morini (Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment)


Project objectives

The EduHack.eu project will offer capacity building opportunities – made of an online component plus an eduhackaton at each participating university – specifically aimed at early career HE educators wishing to adopt innovative practices into their teaching and enhance their digital competence.

Participants in this capacity building programme for university educators will learn how to produce digitally-supported learning experiences and will have the opportunity to experiment with innovative models and approaches to teaching and learning; with a focus on fostering collaborative learning and enhanced student engagement.

Project impact

By bringing elements from the so-called digital and participatory cultures into the classroom, educators will be able to adapt their practice to the media and information ecosystems that define contemporary networked societies.

The programme will include an online course , followed by an eduHackaton hosted by each of the participating universities: Coventry University, Politecnico di Torino and UNIR.

  • Develop a 3-day intensive OIL course for capacity building in eLearning, OER and MOOC creation.
  • Organise 3 instances of these hackathons around Europe
  • Set up a European open resource database and network to promote the reproduction of these events by other institutions.

Outputs

EduHack webinar: Tuesday 16 June 2020

Dr Luca Morini hosted a free webinar to showcase Edu-Hack. The webinar (which is now available to watch on YouTube) illustrates the journey of the project - from the curation of its online resources to the ongoing EduHackathons - with a focus on how its take up and activities have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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