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Hackathons and Workshops for education

#hack4OER

Our community organizes hackathons and workshops. Educational experts and active people meet here, come up with solutions and "hack them". This results usually in projects in our user and partner community whose results are included in the open source code.


"Many thanks for three great days in Weimar at # hack4oer"

Bildungsportal Sachsen GmbH via Twitter

 

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How can I participate?
  • registration in the edu-sharing e.V. as a member
  • participate as a developer
  • as an open source educational software solution, we provide our source code at GitHub . Here you can tell us suggestions and ideas
  • you can contact us via the contact form.
  • What is a Hackathon?
    The neologism hackathon combines the two terms "to hack" and "marathon". The composition of both words created the word "hackathon" at the end of the 1990s. A hackathon is an event that collaborates on innovative software and hardware solutions. The aim of an edu-sharing hackathon is to develop creative and for the edu-sharing community non-profit IT infrastructures, tools or software.
    What means #hack4OER?
    edu-sharing is a software solution that is particularly beneficial for education and e-learning. In order to continually develop and optimize the software, we organize hackathons specifically for OER. OER are Open Educational Resources. These are educational materials that are under a free license so that they can be used, edited and shared by teachers and learners.
    What are OER?
    Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are under a free license so that they can be used, edited and shared by educators and learners. Furthermore, UNESCO defines that OER can include not only individual materials, but also entire course offerings as well as all types of media (texts, images, videos, etc.).
     
     
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