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Learning Impact 2015 Award Winners

Learning Impact 2015 Award Winners

The Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. This unique program evaluates established, new, and research efforts in context at an implementing learning institution.

Platinum Medals:

  • TAO - Open Source, QTI-Compliant Assessment Platform, OAT - TAO is an Open Source assessment platform that enables test content to be entirely portable, which is crucial as users embrace technology-centric education models.
  • Language Learning Space, Education Services Australia - Education Services Australia have customized their Language Learning Space to provide students an exciting world of challenges in an immersive “graphic novel” environment to practice Indonesian and Chinese language skills in context.

Gold Medals:

  • Escambia County School District and Pearson – Escambia County School District selected Pearson’s Schoolnet system in spring 2012 to replace inefficient assessment systems and provide synchronized user access, content, and data across the District to support personalized learning.
  • Present@ at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya - The Present@ platform at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya makes possible the presentation and debate of final degree projects in a virtual learning environment.

Silver Medals:

  • Accessible Assessment Items for ELPA21 Consortium – Educational Testing Services (ETS) developed new content authoring tools within an existing item bank, including automated content generation, to develop accessible content structured according to the APIP 1.0 standard within assessment items for the new English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21).
  • Itslearning "HUB" at Houston Independent School District - Houston ISD implemented a digital teaching and learning platform, the “HUB”, to enable the delivery of digital content aligned to standards and assessment of student learning.

Bronze Medals:

  • Safari Montage and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) - As an 1EdTech LTI certified platform, the SAFARI Montage Digital Learning Platform (DCP) allows OCPS teachers to perform a federated search of a wide array of learning materials to support personalized instruction.
  • Makers Empire - Bringing 3D Printing to Primary Schools around the World - The Makers Empire Learning Program provides teachers everything needed to start 3D printing with students as young as age 5.

Medal winners receive a Learning Impact Digital Badge with supporting evidence of achievement from 1EdTech and will be recognized in the 2015 Learning Impact Research Report that will be published in late September. 

The following technology projects received Honorable Mention certificates as finalists in this year’s Learning Impact Awards competition:

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