Master Meta-Awards These go to the best multimedia works overall from the topic winners in each group.
About our Master Meta-judge: The meta-judge for this project is Terry Freedman . Terry is an independent educational ICT consultant who publishes both a website and a newsletter. He has authored several articles and books. He is also a member of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of Mirandanet, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Terry also gives presentations in educational ICT, including the use of Web 2.0 applications in schools, in the UK and elsewhere.
First Place The Flat Classroom Project 2011-1 overall Winner: Rachel E., Academy of Allied Health & Science, Neptune, NJ,USA Video: Ebooks, Evolution of the Book
Judges Comment: I really liked this video: it was very clear indeed, had some noce touches of humor and the points were well made, without talking. I think it would have been better if the music had been different. Also, I'd like to have been some predictions of future uses of ebooks, like assessments, and the potential downsides of ebooks. Regarding collaboration, the video didn't compare like with like, because the non-ebook sequence showed people annotating not just reading.
Second Place Winner: Hannah H. Video: The History Maker
Judges comment: I really liked this, and would have preferred it to have been much longer, exploring other applications in education. As far as it went, even though it possibly implied that AR will be available only through special glasses, this is the best illustration I've seen of why AR would be useful in education.
Third Place TieWinner: Tiffany Video: The Learning Analytic
Judges comment: Well researched and set out in a logical way. I'd have liked to have found out more about the examples given, and the technology. For example, are the emails sent out to students automatically and what do they contain?
Third Place Tie Winner: Sarah W. Video: eBooks and innovation
Judges comment: I think this is great idea, well-executed, with a good script and easy to watch. I may use this myself, with students or for a presentation. I have only two suggestions for the future though: a) speak more slowly b) make the credits easier to read; they fly by too quickly, are too small, and in a dark font on a dark background.
Honourable Mention Author: Melissa B., Academy of Allied Health & Science, Neptune, NJ,USA Title of video: The Freedom of Gesture-Based Computing
Judge's Comment: Comment: Well-structured, and well-explained, and a promising start exploring different ways of delivering gesture-based learning, but I found the commentary difficult to understand because it was too fast. I don't think the way that gesture-based technology can help someone work anywhere was brought out. So, I see this as a good introduction to a longer, more in-depth video.
Multimedia Awards These awards go to the best multimedia works. Student work will be assessed against two criteria related to the objectives of the NetGenEd Project. A winner, runner up, third place and honorable mention (if appropriate) has been awarded in each of the 6 major topics. See Rubrics for details about Criterion A: Design and Technical Quality and Criterion B: Synthesis and Construction of Ideas