We Won!


We hope our prize is this...P2PU is over the moon and tickled pink to be able to announce that we are one of the winners of the Open CourseWare Consortium’s 2013 Site Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence (ACE). 

Along with Notre Dame OpenCourseWare and  Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya OCW,  P2PU has been named as the recipient of the Technical Innovation Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence for the creation of our MOOC Maker, for offering Massive Open Online Courses using OpenCourseWare and other Open Educational Resources. Originally developed and used for a courses called The Mechanical MOOC – A Gentle Introduction to Python, which enrolled 8,000 learners in the fall of 2012 and early 2013, the MOOC Maker has subsequently been used to structure a course through the MIT Media Lab called Learning Creative Learning, which enrolled 24,000 learners.

The Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding individuals, courseware and OpenCourseWare sites in the OCW Consortium community. The awards are presented each year at the global OpenCourseWare Consortium’s annual conference, to be held this year May 8-10 in Bali, Indonesia. Individual award recipients are selected by the Consortium’s Board of Directors; site and course awards are selected by an awards committee populated from the Consortium membership.

PS: We really hope that our prize is a basket full of tomatoes…

PPS: Pic by mjohnso on flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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