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Calling all App Developers: Enter The ASN™ Open Data Challenge

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If you’re a developer who is passionate about creating educational tools,
this is your chance to change education!

Access to open data helps make people’s lives easier, from using open GPS data that can find the best route to take to work, to tapping into open weather data to power the next mobile app.

Education is no exception. Now, newly opened curriculum data promises to make the lives of K-12 teachers easier, through new tools that will help them align their classroom efforts to curriculum standards.

But data alone won’t do the job. Educators need new applications, content, and learning activities built upon this data.

That’s why D2L and Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX) are presenting the Think Data Driven Education — The ASN™ Open Data Challenge. This six-week contest challenges developers to innovate and create the best app that utilizes machine-readable K-12 curriculum data. This isn’t your traditional hackathon. You will be given the necessary time to create an incredible solution that addresses a specific problem.

This challenge is open to entrepreneurs, post-secondary students, faculty, and researchers in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and British Columbia. It’s easy to enter. Register on our hackathon site and when your app is ready, you can submit a brief video demonstrating your digital solution in action. Winning entries are eligible for prizes, including the first grand prize of an HP EliteBook Notebook!

Of course, the real winners will be the teachers and their students, who will gain access to new teaching and assessment tools tailored to their province’s curriculum.


If you’re a developer in the EdTech space, we want to see what you can do! Create a digital solution that addresses a need that you see in education.

To learn more about full contest rules and eligibility requirements, and to enter, visit The challenge closes on May 26, 2016.


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