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MEDEA Awards 2011 finalists
MEDEA Awards 2011 announces 9 Outstanding Finalist Entries
The 9 finalists for the 2011 Annual MEDEA Awards were announced on 28 October 2011. The finalists are (inalphabetical order): Armi di distruzione di massa by ITIS Avogadro di Torino (Italy), Changing Lives by Drogheda Special Olympics Club (Ireland), IMPRINTING by Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado “Brofferio”, Asti (Italy), INgeBEELD by CANON Cultural Unit (Belgium), Monkey Tales by Die Keure and Larian Studios (Belgium), The European Chain Reaction by Qworzó Primary School (Belgium), The Merchant of Venice by University of Education Salzburg (Austria), Twig by Twig (UK), and Werner Heisenberg by INTER/AKTION GmbH (Germany).
The overall winner will be announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 24th November during the Media & Learning Conference 2011 in Brussels.
This year the competition attracted 115 entries from 28 countries. Those entering could choose between submitting their entry as a production made by a professional company or semi-professional production unit or as one made by individual teachers, students, learners, parents, professors, supporting staff or institutions in all educational levels or training centres. This means that this year there will be two main prizes, one for each category and each winner will receive a MEDEA Statuette. There will also be two additional prizes awarded. The first of these is the European Collaboration Prize which is supported by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, 26 submissions were made for this prize. The second special prize is the special Award for Educational Media Promoting Volunteering 2011, which was set up to coincide with the European Year of Volunteering 2011 (EYV). There were 19 submissions in this category. Prizes in these categories are sponsored by Adobe and Smart.
In addition to the finalists, the Organising Committee highly commended 13 other, exceptional entries. These Highly Commended are: Aula365: Didattica interattiva per la scuola 2.0 by Silva ICT (Italy), Cloudstreet Classroom by Showtime – EA (Australia), Différentiation sociale en situation de confinement physique et social by Vidéoscop Université Nancy 2 (France), Digestive System Animation Projects by the International School of Tanganyika (Tanzania), E-book by Kindergarten Children by Terakki Foundation Schools (Turkey), eduSensus: Complete Solution for Early and Special Needs Education by Young Digital Planet (Poland), eTwinning:all inclusive by Schule Rogatsboden (Austria), Hubblecast by European Southern Observatory (Germany),Medienportal der Siemens Stiftung by Siemens Stiftung (Germany), MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students by Media Awareness Network (Canada), podcASTIng: podcast in libertà by Scuola Secondaria di Primo Grado “Brofferio”, Asti (Italy), Serwis edukacyjny e-zadania.pl by Szkola – Nauczyciel (Poland) and Simply Music - Technology Inspired Music in Education by Simply Music (Ireland).
All those entries which are finalists as well as those who are highly commended will be added to the MEDEA Awards’ media gallery of showcases highlighting excellence in the use of media to support teaching and learning.
The finalists were chosen by a jury made up of 75 education and media experts from 15 countries who evaluated the MEDEA entries in late September and early October. All finalists will attend the Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 24th November which is a highlight of the Media & Learning Conference and presentations by each of the finalists will be included in the conference programme.
For more information about the MEDEA Awards: http://www.medea-awards.com
For more information and the Media & Learning Conference: http://www.media-and-learning.eu
Nikki Cortoos, MEDEA Awards Secretariat
Address: ATiT, Leuvensesteenweg 132, B-3370 Roosbeek, Belgium
Tel: +32 16 284 040, Fax: +32 16 223 743