Learners and educators still however face difficult issues around network restrictions, around data protection and ownership, and around commercial protectionism. This year has also seen a marked increase in hostility towards social networking sites in the US, demonstrating a widespread lack of appreciation of the informal and formal educational value of user-centered applications.
The Edublog awards are more relevant than ever in this climate â€“ a space for us to refocus the debate surrounding young peoples use of technology as irresponsible, dangerous or illegal, and look at the positive, powerful and transformative work which continues to be demonstrated.
These awards are an effort to recognize the world of educational blogging and let us celebrate the good work of all. Join in on the spirit of this being a recogniton of educational bloggers worldwide!
Current edubloggers are invited to make a maximum of two nominations per category. Nominations are open from 8 November to 30 November. Email your nominations to the awards address: email@example.com
The most popular, eligible nominations in each category will be available to vote on from 2 December to 14 December. Winners will be announced live at a special broadcast awards ceremony currently scheduled for 15 December 1500 GMT.
Here are the ten categories:
- Best audio and/or visual blog
- Best group blog
- Best individual blog
- Most influential post, resource or presentation
- Best library/librarian blog
- Best newcomer
- Best research paper on social software within learning and teaching
- Best teacher blog
- Best undergraduate blog
- Best wiki use