COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact globally, and the Education industry had to adapt almost overnight. The pandemic has highlighted the merits for a future of blended learning alongside new technologies but has also exacerbated the societal digital divide and mental health concerns.
The Digital Inclusion Challenge 2020 aims to use COVID-19 as a catalyst for change and seeks to create new technology solutions for the education sector which will address mental health, digital wellness, equity, and diversity issues.
How It Works
- The virtual Challenge follows in the spirit of a Hackathon, in which teams of students globally are encouraged to work collaboratively to design a viable solution to our 2020 Problem Statement.
- To take part in the Challenge, teams of 2-6 students must submit a Registration application. At the start of the Challenge, participants will hear from industry experts through a series of presentations to situate the Problem Statement and then will be given ten days to develop their solutions. Non-participants are also able to join these presentations.
- They will then submit details about their proposed solutions . The groups creating the best proposals will then be invited to pitch their solution to a panel of specialist judges and prizes will be rewarded to the winning teams.
- Free & open to all students
- Oct 23 – Nov 1 – Click here for a full schedule