In October 2020 the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung staged University:Future Festival, a three-day festival devoted to delving into the New Normal and shaping the university of tomorrow. Funded by Germany’s Ministry for Education and Research, the festival was originally conceived as a hybrid bash that brings together the university community in Germany and beyond – think SXSW for academia – only with less music, and more footnotes.
Corona changed all that. Suddenly, the festival team was tasked with shifting the moveable feast to an online-only format.
The result? Not only did we live to tell the tale, but the festival dramatically exceeded our expectations, drawing in almost 2,000 attendees from around the world to experience 30 workshops, 40 BarCamp sessions...
In the series SemesterHack Spotlight we take a look behind the scenes at the winning projects of SemesterHack 2.0, which was held in November 2020 as part of the global hackathon DigiEduHack. Amy Pradell conducted the following interview with Dr Andreas Lingnau from the winning project “Learnflix.” It is one of 12 global finalists at DigiEduHack. Learnflix
Your project “Learnflix” won first place at SemesterHack 2.0, coming in ahead of the 28 eligible projects. First of all, congratulations to the entire team! Were you expecting to win?
Not at all! It came as a big surprise, especially since this was my very first hackathon.
A case of...