1EdTech Consortium Announces Finalists and Opens Public Voting for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards
Institutions and Organizations from Around the World Recognized for Their Innovative Application of Education Technology to Improve Learning Impact
LAKE MARY, Florida, 14 April 2017 – 1EdTech Consortium (1EdTech), the world leader in edtech interoperability and innovation, announced today the selection of 38 finalists advancing to the final round of competition for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The finalists were selected from all entries received through the open call for nominations and from regional competitions held around the world.
1EdTech’s annual Learning Impact Awards recognize outstanding applications of educational technology that address the most significant challenges facing education. The focus on institutional impact distinguishes this awards program from others. The solutions offered by the finalists demonstrate the potential for improving the impact on learning and serve to inspire educational leaders to innovate in their regions and institutions.
All selected nominees advance to the final round of competition at the 2017 Learning Impact Leadership Institute in Denver, Colorado, May 16-19. A panel of evaluators review and judge the finalists’ entries, which consist of a short video pitch, detailed project flyer, and a brief Q&A session, using eight criteria for determining the learning impact in an educational setting. From the 38 finalists, eight medal winners will be selected and announced during the awards luncheon on May 18.
In addition to the expert panel of evaluators, for the second year, the edtech community at large will be able to review and rate the finalists’ projects for their learning impact potential. Access to the finalists’ videos and one-page overviews is now available. Public voting will close at noon MT on May 17.
“The Learning Impact Awards competition uncovers innovative and effective implementations of technology that are setting the future direction of the edtech ecosystem,” said Dr. Rob Abel, CEO of 1EdTech Consortium. “This year’s finalists are the best ever and we thank the K-12 and higher education institutions that have stepped forward to contribute to this transformational body of work that is added to each year via our annual Learning Impact Research Report.”
1EdTech is a nonprofit organization that advances technology to affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. 1EdTech members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. 1EdTech sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.