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Innovation in EdTech: Hacking the Challenges of Digital Education

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Develop innovative ideas to improve the future of digital education

On this course, you’ll be introduced to emerging educational technologies, and explore how to solve issues around teaching with technology that educators and institutions are facing worldwide.

Tackle the challenges of technology in education

As you explore digital transformation in education, you’ll discover the problems that come with education in the digital age and reflect on the competencies required to create and deliver effective and engaging digital learning.

You’ll learn how to identify and build solutions to these challenges using design thinking techniques and tools.

Harness technology to enhance teaching and learning

This course is designed to prepare you to join other learners and experts in digital education in an online global hack to co-create, plan, prepare, and pitch ideas that will enable students to get the most from digital learning.

You’ll identify ideas for using technology in ways that empower learners and put them at the heart of the digital education revolution.

Pioneer the future of edtech

This course has been designed in tandem with DigiEduHack.

DigiEduHack is a series of online hackathons for innovators who want to solve the big problems facing edtech and digital education today.

This course will enable potential hackathon attendees to kickstart and develop their initial ideas and plans, and also allow those simply interested in exploring the future of digital education to learn more.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about technology and teaching, as well as the Digital Education Action Plan and Digital Education Challenge Areas.

This may include students, teachers and educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and other education enthusiasts.

Participants who aim to join a DigiEduHack hackathon may enjoy this course as a precursor to the main event.


  • The future of education in a digital age
    • What does the future of education look like?
    • Emerging technologies
    • Emerging pedagogies
    • Emerging issues
  • Tackling the challenges to education in a digital age
    • Identifying the challenges to education in a digital age
    • How can you help tackle the challenges facing the future of education?
    • The role of DigiEduHacks in addressing these issues
  • Tools and techniques for idea generation and development
    • Using design thinking for ideation
    • Get Ready to Pitch
    • Getting ready to hack
  • Taking part in a DigiEduHack event
    • Countdown to the event day
    • How to have a great hack
    • Beyond the hack

Taught by

Piret Liv Stern Dahl


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