The call for nominations for Martin Wolpers lifetime Award is now open

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The Award will be given to an outstanding member of the academic, political, social, or industrial communities, who has contributed to a significant impact and continuous progress to improve education at any level in practical terms. The call for proposals will be open until September 28th.

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Martin Wolpers Award, funded by Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR iTED) at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), is named after a senior researcher and Project Manager, who during his professional life developed a work focused on applied and useful aspects of Educational Technology and Innovation. UNIR iTED is determined to perpetuate these values through this Award, which acknowledges excellence in research and education focused on ICT & Education, Online Learning, Open Education and/or Technology-Enhanced Learning.

The Award acknowledges a continuous progress to improve education at any level in practical terms

Last year, Daniel Burgos, Director of UNIR iTED and UNESCO Chair on eLearning, and Marco Kalz, UNESCO Chair in Open Educational Resources, presented this distinction at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), to Inge Molenaar’s team for the best eLearning paper 2017.

The ECTEL and UNIR award supporters with the 2017 winner, Inge Molenaar. / Copyright Mikhail Fominykh: http://mikhailfominykh.com/
The ECTEL and UNIR award supporters with the 2017 winner, Inge Molenaar. /
Copyright Mikhail Fominykh: http://mikhailfominykh.com/

UNIR iTED has also funded for two years Martin Wolpers Award for the research project of the most promising young researcher. The winner of this year will oficially announced in EC-TEL 2018. On 2017, during the 13th Joint European Summer School on Technology-Enhanced Learning (JTEL) closing ceremony was announced the winner of this Award, Zacharoula Papamitsiou. The Award gave the winner the opportunity to present her work at an international conference or to participate in a relevant educational activity to further support.

The winner of the Martin Wolpers Award 2017 for the research project of the most promising young researcher 2017
The winner of the Martin Wolpers Award 2017 for the research project of the most promising young researcher 2017