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eLearning Awards 2010: Teachers compete for best use of ICT at school

For the tenth consecutive year, the eLearning Awards competition is organised by European Schoolnet and supported by key industry partners. Since the first edition in 2001, interest from all over Europe has increased tremendously and thousands of teachers from Europe and beyond have participated in the competition, displaying their best use of new technologies and innovative ideas in education and inspiring other in the use of ICT.

Ten years after its launch, the eLearning Awards remain Europe’s leading competition to reward excellence for the best use of technology in education. In 2009, 700 teachers from 36 countries submitted their work, and the competition was supported by ACER, Promethean, eInstruction, Elluminate, Intel, SMART, Young Digital Planet, Cisco and Microsoft.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the eLearning Awards, European Schoolnet invites all schools and teacher training institutions from European and beyond to take part and register at http://elearningawards.eun.org, and to present their best projects making use of ICT for teaching and learning.

Also, following a successful launch in 2009, the 2010 edition will again be open to international competitors from countries outside of Europe through the category “International cooperation”. And a new category will be launched: the Aspect prizes, Awards, which aims to award visibility and usability of learning resources on local, regional or national learning resource repositories.

The winners for each category, selected by an international jury of experts, will win thousands of Euros in cash prizes and ICT equipment for classroom. Another new feature: the top 50 entries submitted will be included in the Learning Exchange Resource library (http://lreforschools.eun.org), to give increased visibility to teachers’ innovative practices and encourage others to follow their lead.

Prize Ceremony

The prize-giving ceremony, which will be followed by a gala dinner, will take place in Copenhagen in November 2010, during the EMINENT Conference 2010. The EMINENT Conference is an annual conference which provides a unique opportunity for representatives from European ministries of education, global companies and key stakeholders in education to meet and discuss the latest trends and issues in education in Europe.

The Prize-winners will be given a trip to Copenhagen to attend the award ceremony.

How to participate

Entries can be submitted online from schools or teacher training institutions in EU member states, EEA countries, EU applicant countries as well as Georgia, Israel and Switzerland for all categories. For the “International cooperation” category, it can be submitted by all countries (see e Learning Award 2010 rules).

On the eLearning Awards website, a gallery will showcase contributions, which will be judged by a panel of experts. Entries can be made from 4 June 2010 until 28 September 2010 directly through the website: http://elearningawards.eun.org.

Full list of categories will be published soon. See e Learning Awards 2009 categories: http://www.elearningawards.eun.org/ww/en/pub/elearningawards/categories.htm

For further information, please contact:

Marie Le Boniec
+32 (0)2 7907587

European Schoolnet

European Schoolnet (EUN) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of 31 ministries of education in Europe created in 1997. EUN provides major European education portals for teaching, learning and collaboration and leads the way in bringing about change in schooling through the use of new technology (see www.eun.org).

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