This June, the European Digital Education Hub celebrates its 1-year anniversary together with its 2000+ members. Have a look back at the main highlights from the past year and get a sneak peek at the upcoming Hub activities!
The Hub brings together practitioners, researchers, experts and policy makers in digital education from all over Europe. Everyone is welcome in this inclusive community of practice, even those who are simply interested in the topic.
Thematic working groups and workshops
The Hub’s working groups (or “squads”) have been a great success – the squad on AI in particular attracting 6 times more applications than places available. Every squad brings together participants with diverse expertise and backgrounds who share a common interest in the assigned topic. Participants collaborate online and in person during dedicated workshops, and create white papers, reports and presentations which are shared with the Hub community.
In its first year, the Hub organised a total of 6 squads, of which the following 4 are currently ongoing:
- Artificial intelligence in education
- Digital skills
The next squad will focus on sustainability in digital education. You can still apply until 27 June.
For each squad theme, the Hub aims to organise in person workshops that bring together practitioners and experts interested on the topic at stake. So far, the Hub organised 4 community workshops in Tallinn (Estonia), Brussels (Belgium), Berlin (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain).
- Artificial intelligence (AI) in education – Bucharest (Romania)
- Digital skills – Brussels (Belgium)
Clinics and mentorships
The Hub offers tailor-made support to its members in the form of online clinics and mentorships.
In the first year, the Hub organised peer-learning sessions on topics including:
- synchronous hybrid education
- blended education
- online and distance education
So great to have this service offered by extremely experienced professionals.
Mitchell Peters, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Knowledge building activities
The Hub is also there to help members build their knowledge in digital education. 13 webinars have been organised in the first year of the Hub and in total, gathered more than 600 participants. The webinars addressed some of the hottest topics in the field including digital skills, curriculum development, micro-credentials, the digital gender gap and AI. The most popular webinar had the theme “The Myths and the Potential of AI in Education” and gathered 120 attendees.
The next webinar will take place on 6 June 2023 at 14:00 CET with the theme “Designing open online learning: inside of MOOCs”, during which participants will discuss about massive open online courses (MOOC).
Teachers as researchers
With its “Teachers as researchers” activities, the Hub offers a format of collaborative knowledge sharing and knowledge building. All educators from all sectors are welcome to join, including teachers, school principals, designers, instructional coaches. In a “Teachers as researchers” session, participants investigate educational practices and challenges with peers. In the first year of the Hub, 30 workshops have been organised with nearly 300 participants. The next session will take place in June!
If you are interested in attending the Hub’s webinars and want to take part in the community activities, join the Hub today!
Research, test, problem-solve, create!
In the reading corner, members can delve into materials about digital education that are specially produced for the Hub, including:
- research papers
- the latest Hub news
The Hub’s accelerator programme gives the opportunity to budding solutions to develop their ideas further and test them in real environments.
Design thinking activities in Hub introduce problem-solving and creative thinking tools. Participants are encouraged to use these tools in their professional and personal environments. In the first year of the Hub, 40 participants from 18 countries joined the workshop in Potsdam (Germany).
Source: European Commission | European Education Area (https://rb.gy/suklp)