After the successful DigiEduHack that was held on October 3 and 4, more than 4200 people around the world have voted for their favorite solution to the DigiEduHack Global Awards. The winning teams are from Italy, Spain and Mexico.
DigiEduHack brought together more than 1700 participants who solved 60 challenges simultaneously, for 24 hours in 21 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South and North America. The main event took place at Aalto University in Finland. The result of the different venues has been more than 130 solutions to the biggest and most important challenges we face today and in the near future of digital education.
Ten finalists were chosen from among the 33 winning solutions. Innovative solutions come from all over the world and have presented solutions to a wide spectrum of challenges of the digital age. Judges' criteria were formed by relevance, quality, originality, feasibility, sustainability and transferability.
Three winners were chosen for the global audience, they are the following:
Teaming 4.0, Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, Mexico - Their solution is to make use of artificial intelligence to create better teams based on co-assessments of individual skills and performance and overall satisfaction of teamwork.
Science Escape Room, ICS Capozzi-Galilei School, Valenzano, Italy - Their solution is to create an escape room as a virtual tool to provide students with an immersive learning experience and thus be able to improve digital education in scientific literacy. In the Science Escape Room, different avatars will interact with scientific objects to allow the invisible world to become visible.
Student4Student, InLab FIB, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain- Student4Students is a mobile platform for high school students who are interested in learning more about career options in computer science and getting in touch with university students who are already studying. You can see their video here.
The three winning teams will be awarded 5000 euros each and will become ambassadors of digital education. More information about the awards ceremony will soon be available.
The first selection of DigiEduHack finalists was made by members of the DigiEduHack Steering Group, who are all experts in digital education and who represent different countries in Europe. The evaluation has been coordinated by the European Commission.
The DigiEduHack management group evaluated 33 winning solutions from the 21 countries involved in DigiEduHack worldwide. All votes were processed by an international data analysis team, to verify that the votes are valid and accurate.