Digital Inclusion Challenge 2020 | Oct 23 – Nov 1

| October 1, 2020
Submitted by Sandie Kantor

Important Notice

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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 virtualĀ  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.

Event details:

For more information and registration (deadline Oct 9 at 5 p.m. ESt), visit the Digital Inclusion Challenge website.
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