Hack4Society – 3rd Newsletter

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

We are excited to share the latest updates from the Hack4Society project, which recently held its third transnational Project meeting hosted by EVBB in Brussels, Belgium on July 18-19, 2023.

During this meeting, project partners shared their impressive results and achievements, including successful Hackathon events conducted in their respective countries. These events brought together teams of five trainers and trainees who collaboratively worked on developing innovative solutions for digital educational challenges. The ideas generated from these Hackathons will be incorporated into 15 e-learning Training Modules as Open Educational Resources (OERs), scheduled to be launched in spring 2024.

The Hackathon teams from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Germany are currently competing with each other. The winners will be decided through online polls in September. You will have the opportunity to participate in the voting process by reviewing the ideas presentations. The successful teams will be rewarded with specialized business and communications training, enabling them to effectively bring their ideas to fruition. It’s an exciting competition that encourages innovation and promises to support the development of creative solutions.

The “HACK4Society: Digital Hackathon Training Events in the Service of E-Learning Solutions for the post Covid-19 Society” project, funded by Erasmus+, was designed to address the changes in VET (Vocational Education and Training) education and training caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project aims to introduce innovative practices that will benefit VET teachers, trainers, students, school directors, in-company trainers, policy makers, researchers, and other stakeholders in the field.

An essential aspect of the HACK4Society project is its bottom-up approach, giving VET professionals and learners the opportunity to propose e-learning modules, training methodologies, and techniques that will enhance the learning experience and create a better e-learning environment. This inclusive approach is facilitated through hackathon events and the development of Open Educational Resources (OERs).

All the project’s training modules will be incorporated into a MOOC developed by the consortium that will ultimately be hosted on the EVBB e-learning platform that will be made available to its VET network and beyond.

As the project progresses, we promise to keep you all informed about the development of these training modules and will offer you the opportunity to test them out during spring next year.

To stay up-to-date with relevant news and information on Hack4Society, we encourage you to visit our project website and follow our various activities on EVBB’s social media accounts: TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement in this meaningful project.

Yours sincerely,

– EVBB & the HACK4Society Team