Last week, on the 6th of June 2019, the Faculty of Business & Law and the Disruptive Media Learning Lab hosted the first EduHack event at Coventry University, with a focus on creating more authentic ways of assessing students’ learning.
EduHack.eu is an initiative supported by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and run by Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Universidad Internacional de La Rioja – UNIR (Spain), Coventry University (UK), Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta) and ATiT (Belgium). EduHack is developing a capacity building methodology that utilises online courseware and EduHackathons, whereby teaching professionals have the opportunity to experiment with creative models and approaches to teaching and learning, with a focus on fostering collaborative learning and student engagement.
Throughout the day, participants had the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary groups and prototyped solutions to that overall challenge by following a structured approach based on the principles of design thinking while drawing on information, resources and opportunities identified over the previous weeks.
The day started with an overview of authentic assessment, an introdution to design thinking and a few videos on online resources and facilities that can enable this type of assessment activities: Business Simulations, Trading Floor, DigiCom Lab, Moot Room, Wikipedia and web publishing.
After that, participants splitted into groups to focus on their preferred approach and went to relevant venues to generate project ideas and design prototypes.
At the end of the day, all participants reconvened at DMLL again to present shorlisted project ideas and associated prototypes. These outcomes will be presented again at the CU Teaching and Learning Conference on the 25th of June 2019 at 3.50 pm.
In 2019/20 a series of EduHack.eu CPD activities and a university-wide hackathon will take place at Coventry University.