SAVE THE DATE HACKATON AI 8, 9 and 10 Nov 2023


Given our good experience last year, we have decided to organise a Hackaton Artificial Intelligence in 2023 as well. So would you like to work with a team for three days on a self-selected case study in the field of Artificial Intelligence? Reserve the dates for this year in your agenda: 8, 9 and 10 November 2023. In the upcoming time we will inform you about more details and the full programme.

in 2022- We organized a hackaton About ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE for feedback IN education: read our experiences below

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. 

Winners Hackaton

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. 

This hackaton was organised from the proeftuin AI, which is designed by the zone facilitating professional development from the Versnellingsplan Educational Innovation with ICT.
Het winnende team
The winning team together with the jury

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 GorissenDuuk 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.

Before the hackaton, I was scared of AI, had this vision of terminators taking over the planet. Participation in this hackaton made me aware of what AI can and cannot do, and the possibilities it has to offer. But it also made me admire our human brains even more

Participant Hackaton

Aftermovie Hackaton

KeyNotes & Downloads

  • Opening Kim Schilkamp - 5 oct

    The Hackaton was opened by Kim Schildkamp on the wednesday evening. 

    Wie?Kim Schildkamp
    Organisation: University of Twente

  • Duuk Baten - 5 oct

    AI, the great promise of education?

    New technology brings new possibilities and opportunities, also for education. In this lecture, we talk about the developments of AI as a technology and its possible applications in the education domain. How can AI be used in the lecture hall, the institution and the wider world?

    Who? Duuk Baten
    Organisation: SURF

  • Maurice van Keulen - 6 oct

    Two Threats to Analytics and AI: Data Quality & Short-Cut Learning

    Analytics and AI hold great promises and society increasingly depends on them. But it is not all gold that shines there. There are threats to the robustness of analytics and AI that we should be aware of. We should develop methods and techniques to detect and mitigate them, so that our analytics and AI can be guaranteed to be robust.
    In this talk, we highlight two such threats: data quality, or rather a lack thereof, and short-cut learning where predictive models learn to reason in unanticipated and undesirable ways.

    For a non-technical audience. No pre-knowledge needed other than knowing on a high level what analytics and AI is. Most technical term to be used is “predictive model”.

  • Pierre Gorissen - 7 oct

    AI in Education: The Robot at the Wheel?

    The use of AI in education offers many possibilities and opportunities for teachers. But what about students and pupils? How do we combine the use of adaptive systems with the desire to give students more control over their education?

    Who? Pierre Gorissen
    Organisation: HAN University of Applied Sciences


The Hackaton was organised by the University of Twente, in collaboration with AID-E networkCELTLISAPre-UPro-UTELTvakgroep CODE & vakgroep ELAN. With special thanks to our sponsors CEE & DSI!

Overview Pro-U activities

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.

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Want to know more about AI?

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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