Hackathon Series Aims to Build Support for ‘Learning Engineering’ Tools

Jeffrey Young
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When Carnegie Mellon University officials announced last week that they will open up the source code on their digital tools for improving college teaching, they admitted that the tough part will be getting professors and learning centers at other colleges to actually use and improve upon them.

Today, officials shared more details on how they hope to build a culture around developing and adopting the software tools. The university is working with a group called the Empirical Educator Project, run by the popular education blog e-Literate, which today announced it will run a series of hackathons over the next year at colleges that are part of its group.

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