Awards to Kaleidoscope members were made on 26th November during a special event organised in TU Berlin. These awards were made in three different categories and the results were as follows:
The winners for the European Starting Researcher in Technology Enhanced Learning were Gustav Lymer and Oskar Lindwall, both from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. University of Oslo. In second place was Anniken Furberg from the University of Oslo, Norway and Miguel Bote-Lorenzo, University of Valladolid, Spain, ended as third.
The winner for the European Award for Technology Transfer was Ton de Jong, University of Twente, The Netherlands, in second place was Birgit Gaiser, Knowledge media research centre Germany, for the e-teaching.org initiative and in third place was Margarida Romero from OUAK France for the Euro-CAT-CSCL project.
Last night, over 240 delegates gathered at Berlin's Technische Universität (Technical University) for a an awards ceremony preceded by a keynote speech from Kaleidoscope's Scientific Manager, Sten Ludvigsen. The awards, each with a first prize of €1000, were presented to researchers that had demonstrated excellence and commitment in three different categories:
European Award for Technology Transfer
This award was open to researchers who had demonstrated how technological research results had been incorporated into teaching and learning contexts.
Ton de Jong was the winner, whose project Zap - Designing interactive tools for psychology learning, had been successfully commercialised and published as a book as well as a suite of programs. Zap is designed to engage first-year psychology students in experiencing psychological phenomena. Ton de Jong has been the activity leader for Kaleidoscope's Computer Supported Inquiry Learning special interest group.
European Starting Researcher in Technology Enhanced Learning
Open to doctoral students, or researchers with up to three years post-PhD experience, the criteria for the award was based on the candidates ability to present, design, develop and implement innovative technology to enhance learning. The award winners were Gustav Lymer and Oskar Lindwall, both from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Kaleidoscope Press and Communications Award
The challenges for researchers to take complex results and communicate them through events, case studies, news items, websites and other communication means was the stimulus behind this award. Guiliana Dettori was the winner, whose dedication to raising the profile the Kaleidoscope activity she had led, Narrative and Learning Environments, was exemplary.
The Symposium is a two day celebration, reflection and exploration of the major achievements of the Kaleidoscope project over four years.