participate in thE HACKATON Of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE for feedback IN education
On October 5, 6 & 7 we organized an Artificial Intelligence Hackathon about giving feedback in education. We look back on a successful event and hope that all participants had a fun and interesting few days. Seven teams participated during the Hackathon: Cito, chemistry teachers, teachers from Carmel, researchers within BMS, study association Serpentine van de TUEindhoven, Pre-University and 4TU. In three days they solved a self-chosen case in the theme of the Hackathon.Do you want to read more about the programme please read this blog from Kim Schildkamp.
The chemistry teachers were finally crowned the winner! More info about their idea can be read in the interview with the winning team on this blog from Adelson de Araujo.
During the Hackaton, the teams spent three days solving one specific case. The theme of this AI hackathon was feedback. The teams chose a case within this theme which they solved with the help of experts (Jedis). The final ideas were presented on the last day. After which the jury, consisting of Maurice van Keulen, Bernard Veldkamp, Pierre Gorissen, Duuk Baten and Bertine van Deyzen, chose a winner. In addition, there were also various inspiration sessions during the event, more information about the content of these sessions can be found below.
The Hackaton was organised by the University of Twente, in collaboration with AID-E network, CELT, LISA, Pre-U, Pro-U, TELT, vakgroep CODE & vakgroep ELAN. With special thanks to our sponsors CEE & DSI!
Besides this Hackaton, we at Pro-U also organise other activities in the field of teacher professionalisation and educational development. The Pro-U programme is created through co-creations by UT researchers, subject didactics from the UT Teacher Training Department and secondary school teachers. UT staff develop programmes based on the latest scientific insights, with the aim of applying them directly in teaching practice. The Pro-U offer is also strongly intertwined with the UT teacher training programmes, ensuring a continuous line from 'training together' to 'professionalising together'.
Pro-U's offering is reflected in different areas of expertise. Within an expertise, activities can be offered (e.g. an Inspiration Afternoon or Conference), but we also share relevant scientific articles and opportunities for customisation at one's own school where Pro-U can be used as a sparring partner, for example. We also have our own assessment centre at our disposal: Assessment Centre Twente (ACT). The assessment centre advises and guides the professionalisation of (future) teachers through the assessment and development of educational talent.
The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) was introduced in 1956 by scientist John McCarthy. He defined AI as 'the science and technology of making intelligent machines'. In our society, more and more data is available. This data, the increasing power of computers and academic breakthroughs have led to a rapid growth in developments in the field of Artificial Intellingence (AI). AI allows us to discover patterns in large amounts of data, replicating human thinking and rational reasoning (such as generalising, arguing, interpreting and learning from the past). AI also offers many opportunities for education and can be used for example in timetabling, service processes, improving equal opportunities, improving knowledge testing, place- and time-independent (lifelong) learning or quality assurance.
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