Future Education Hackathon – postponed till Spring 2021
- Start date
Friday, 12 Feb 2021, 09:00
- End date
Saturday, 13 Feb 2021, 12:00
This year's hackathon will be fully online. But no worries: we have thought of many offline fun activities and awesome mystery items!
The theme of this year says it all: Corona'tion - become the king or queen of your (online) education.
Three challenges for you and your team to tackle, which are interesting on their own but have a special meaning and importance in our current situation, while we're dealing with the corona virus.
Your aim: to prepare an advice for the university how to deal with one of the three challenges below
- you will develop your teamwork- and design thinking skills while dealing with tough challenges. You will journey through all stages of innovation: from problem analysis to idea generation, from prototyping to pitching your final advice.
- you will have lots of fun at the same time with weird mini games.
- you will have the opportunity to present your advice to Learning & Innovation professionals and management of the EUR.
- you will receive an awesome mystery box at home. Not to be opened before the grand unwrapping moment at the beginning of the hackathon! That's why you can only participate if you have a home address in the Netherlands.
The three challenges
We will deliberately not give you too much information on the challenges. It's up to you and your team to figure it out during the hackathon.
What value does it have for you to study at a university? Because of the changing learning environments, way of assessing and achieving knowledge, the way society looks at education is changing as well. What has value and how do we see this for the (near) future? How would we assess this? Is assessment even necessary? What impact does it have on your degree if students are committing fraud? How should the university balance between trust in students, and preventing fraud?
The 1,5 metres society makes it difficult to seek and find connection to other students. Activities that stimulate connection between students have been cancelled or have been organised online. What would be necessary to enable this essential connection between students? What would you advise the university to do?
Because of the corona virus education is done more and more online and from home. How do we make sure students will still have a positive experience with the university and will stay motivated to keep studying? Which ways of education are a good match with our current situation?
We invite you to indicate your preference for one of the above challenges, and to continuously look at the challenge from four different angles:
1. What motivates you? --> self
2. What motivates us as students (community)? --> your fellow students
3. What's the relation between students and Schools / what does the university need? --> the university
4. What's the relevance of learning and education? How could we relate this to the city of Rotterdam or the Dutch society? Or even internationally? --> society
Day 1 09:00
09.30 Group excerses 10:00 Introduction to the innovation process 10:30 Introduction to the challenges 11:00
Start with your team
11:30 Problem analysis 12:30
13:00 Problem analysis 14:00 Deadline problem statement form and description 15:00 Ideation 16:00
Ideation/drinks & snacks
17:00 Ideation 18:00
Deadline ideation sketch and concept description
20:00 Prototyping 21:00 Erasmus Sports Session 22:00 Pitch training 23:00
Deadline of your prototype and description
Day 2 00:00
prepare your advice
01:00 prepare your advice 02:00
Crazy games with the night crew
03:00 04:00 05:00
Crazy games with the night crew
prepare your pitch
06:00 Prepare your pitch 07:00 Deadline advice and pitch documents 08:00
Goodmorning / Breakfast
09:00 Pitch time! 10:00 Break for jury 10:30
11:30 Corona'tion 12:00 Closing
Sign up now!
You could either sign up as a team (e.g. sports team, student association, group of friends), or individually. When you sign up individually, we will assign you to a diverse team with people from different Schools and different study years, to make your experience more interesting!
Please note: we are asking for your personal home address in the Netherlands. This is necessary because we will send a mystery box to your home. You will need this box during the hackathon (and it promises to be a lot of fun too).