The call for nominations for the Martin Wolpers’ Lifetime Award is open
The Award will be given to an outstanding member of the academic, political, social, or industrial communities, who has contributed with a significant impact and continuous progress to improve education at any level in practical terms. The call for proposals will be open until September, the 28th.
The Martin Wolpers’ Award, funded by the 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 & 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 ceremony will take place by the end of 2018.
The Award acknowledges a continuous progress to improve education at any level in practical terms
Last year, the prize was focused on a best paper at the ECTEL congress. 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, at this congress.
UNIR iTED has also funded for two years The Martin Wolpers’ Award for the research project of the most promising young researcher at ECTEL. The winner of this year will be oficially announced at EC-TEL 2018. In 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.