[Koalicja-l] Winners announced - Why Open Education Matters Video Competition

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Winners Announced! – Why Open Education Matters Video Competition Timothy
Vollmer, July 18th, 2012

Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society
Foundations are pleased to announce the winners of the Why Open Education
Matters <http://whyopenedmatters.org/> video competition. The competition
was launched in March 2012 to solicit creative videos that clearly
communicate the use and potential of free, high-quality Open Educational
Resources — or “OER” — and describe the benefits and opportunities these
materials create for teachers, students, and schools everywhere. U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the competition with a
video<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SdrhGrcvsk> on
the Why Open Education Matters website. The competition received over 60
qualified entries. The winning videos are displayed below.

*First Prize*

Congratulations to Blinktower <http://www.blinktower.com/>, an extremely
talented creative agency based in Cape Town, South Africa.

*Second Prize*

Congratulations to Laura
Rachfalski<http://www.thefalsk.com/home/ART/ART.html> and
her great team. Laura is an artist, videographer and photographer from

*Third Prize*

Congratulations to Nadia Paola Mireles
Torres<http://nadiamireles.blogspot.com/> and
her collaborators from the design firm
It’s also amazing to see that Nadia has made all the video assets available
for download and reuse <http://sharingoer.com/Sharing_OER/Video.html> under

The prize winners were decided by a panel of distinguished experts
including Davis Guggenheim, Nina Paley, Liz Dwyer, Anya Kamenetz, James
Franco, Angela Lin, and Mark Surman. Due to technical problems with the
public voting on the Why Open Education Matters website which prevented
some persons from submitting a vote, the third prize video has been awarded
by the judging panel.

In addition to the winning videos, all of the qualifying videos are
available for viewing <http://whyopenedmatters.org/videos> on the
competition website,http://whyopenedmatters.org. All of the videos are
licensed CC BY <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>, which means
others may distribute, remix, and build upon them, even commercially, as
long as they give credit to the creators.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted a
video for sharing their creativity, talents, and passion in helping explain
and promote Open Educational Resources.

Timothy Vollmer
phone = +016086982403 | skype = timothyvollmer | tw = @tvol

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