Ashesi Design Lab, the design thinking and innovation hub of Ashesi University has shifted the closing date for the submission of applications for its 3rd Future Learning Hackathon.
This means, teams that have not registered their entry still have the chance to do so as the new deadline is 18th September 2020.
Applications for the competition was opened on 31st August with an initial deadline of 11th September.
Based on this, the 3rd edition of the virtual hackathon was scheduled to take place from 15th -18th September 2020.
This change will resultantly affect the timeline for the entire competition.
Future Learning Hackathon provides designers, students, ed-tech start-ups, schools, and education innovators the platform to identify and propose solutions to problems in the current educational system due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
This is is the final edition of the three part hackathon series organised by the design lab tackling problems in the current dispensation of the pandemic.
It is under the theme; “Effectively monitoring, measuring and supporting students’ academic progress while at home”.
Participants are expected to design and model prototype solutions to the challenges associated with monitoring student’s academic progress while they study from home.
Interested people from different educational divides can register their teams can visit https://dlabhacks.com/ to register.
Most universities have had to move their classes online. Thus, reducing the level of engagement, compared to physical classes.
With another academic year drawing close, there is the dread of reopening schools online. This is coupled with the problem of effectively monitoring and measuring the progress of students while at home and how it will be tackled.
It is this that forms the basis of Future Learning Hack 3 of 3.
The core idea of a hackathon is to bring people from across disciplines, sectors and geographic locations together to identify pressing needs within a given sphere and devise innovative and scalable solutions for them.