Learning with AI challenge at DigiEduHack 2020

  • Tomi Kauppinen
  • Sara Gottschalk
  • Anna Pallonen
  • Salla-Mari Saanio
  • Maria Lindqvist
Thursday 12 Nov
Text: Learning with AI

Learning with AI challenge at DigiEduHack 2020

Thursday, 12 Nov 2020 14:00 - 14:00 Public event Sign up here

We are happy to announce that our Aalto Online Learning team from Aalto University, and as part of activities of UNITE! – the University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering,  will host and organise Learning with AI challenge at this year’s DigiEduHack 2020! Check the event page, circulate the message in your circles and sign up today.


What is Learning with AI challenge? 

Goals and outcomes

We call for solutions that respond to the challenge of Learning with AI at DigiEduHack 2020.

What will be the role of human and the role for AI in learning? How do you see AI can better serve us in COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 worlds? What skills or types of thinking will be needed and how AI can support us to learn them?

In solutions the teams need to clearly communicate who is the target group, why AI works for a given learning objectives, how the solution would work, and also outline the limitations and needed future steps for bringing the idea to reality.

We evaluate the outcomes by using three main criteria (based on Aalto University’s cross-cutting approaches in its living strategy):

1) how radically creative the solution is (novelty, out-of-the-box thinking), 2) evidence of entrepreneurial mindset in creating the solution (user/customer-orientation, ideas to scale up the solution), 3) sustainability (like how the solution supports one or more of the UN sustainable development goals).

When & where?

Learning with AI will be a 24h online experience from November 12th, 2pm to November 13th, 2pm.


Learning with AI is hosted by Aalto Online Learning team from Aalto University, and as part of activities of UNITE! – the University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering and its UNITE! Virtual Campus.

Expectations and requirements for the solutions and participants

We expect sketches and prototypes of chat bots, recommender systems and other ways of utilizing AI in learning.

What can you get? Networking, connections, new ideas

Join our DigiEduHack to connect with other educational professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs to co-create the future of education. Help us solve the challenge of learning with AI, turn your vision into reality and showcase your solutions on a European and global scale.

Recognition awards and 5k€ prize for the global award winner

The best teams of the Learning with AI will get recognition awards in several categories, and are competing also to win €5000 in the global award contest among all DigiEduHack challenges.

Available support

We provide a team of experts in online and digital learning, and in artificial intelligence and information visualization.

Useful material

Please visit onlinelearning.aalto.fi/pilots to get inspired by pilot projects that were initiated within the Aalto Online Learning initiative. Some of them already use gamified approaches/artificial intelligence/automatic assessment, like The Aalto Drawing pilot and many can benefit from the use of AI – share us what you think! Check also articles (for instance “6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Education in the 2020s”) for ideas.
Sign up to the Learning with AI challenge! How to make best use of AI for learning new skills, attitudes, values or new kinds of thinking? Possible AI solutions could be chatbots, recommendation systems or something completely different, you tell us!


What is Aalto Online Learning?

Aalto Online Learning is a strategic educational development project that pioneers online and blended learning experiences at Aalto University. It is one of Aalto University’s joint strategic initiatives in the field of education for 2016-2020. Aalto Online Learning aspires to develop, explore and evaluate a variety of online and blended approaches for teaching and learning.

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What is UNITE!

UNITE! is a network of universities in seven countries that will set a new model for a European virtual and physical inter-university campus. UNITE! will transform European higher education through multidisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual education, research and entrepreneurship. UNITE! will connect engineering, science and technology with the grand challenges of society in co-creation by students, faculty and staff – providing skills for a new generation of European and global citizens.
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