* [Update]: The Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, has provided a generous $2,000 grant to support the Hack Education workshop!! If you are a student, faculty member, hacker, programmer, entrepreneur, or teacher, we can fund a select group of community members to attend the HCIL Symposium and this workshop. For more information, click here.
Come spend a day brainstorming, designing, and prototyping new technologies for education and learning.
When: May 29, 2014
Where: University of Maryland, Computer Science Instructional Center (CSIC), Building 406, Paint Branch Drive, College Park MD 20742
Full Day Workshop
Recent developments in technology have reignited our imagination about how new computational tools and platforms could enhance the way in which people teach and learn from one another. Some examples include (but are not limited to) MOOCs, social media, analytics, and video game-based learning. In this workshop, we invite anyone who wants to scratch their creative itch and brainstorm ways that we can design technology to make a positive impact in education as it occurs within their lives, not just school. We will run a one-day hackathon during which everyone will come up with and pitch their ideas, form teams, and build prototype tools to think about and help invent the future of educational tools. The hackathon will conclude with a show and tell about the prototypes built throughout the day. The hackathon will be facilitated by researchers and students from the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) and College of Education. Additionally, the Terrapin Hackers student organization will be invited to participate in the hackathon and join teams to help formulate ideas and prototype education technologies. We invite teachers, librarians, educators, parents, children, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is psyched to spend a day at the HCIL to hack, network, make connections with others, and dream about the future of education!
Apply for Registration Funding for Hack Education
To apply to have your registration fees for the Symposium and Hack Education funded, please click the following link and submit your application. We will select a diverse group of community members and your registration will be fully covered.