The OPAL Awards for quality and innovation through open educational practices (The OPAL Awards) recognise outstanding achievements in the fields of OER policy, promotion and use. They provide exposure and recognition for successful open educational practices which have resulted in the improvement of quality and innovation in educational organisations.
There are 3 categories of the OPAL Awards:
The jury for each OPAL Award consists of a minimum of 3 prominent experts with significant experience from each of the categories. The identity of jury members will be made publicly available only after the announcement of Awards winners.
The winners and highly commended entries in the OPAL Awards will be announced at Online Educa Berlin, Germany, 30 November – 2 December 2011. Award winners will receive a plaque and a contribution of EUR 300 to make a short film which will be shown at Online Educa Berlin and may be used for self-promotion. Award winners and highly commended entries will receive significant international exposure through the OPAL Initiative website and publications, and through the networks of each of the consortium members, including the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (EFQUEL). They will also receive a unique logo and animated graphic for self-promotion.
The deadline for submission of entries to the OPAL Awards is midnight CET on 23 October 2011.
You are strongly advised to study the criteria and terms and conditions before beginning a submission.
For questions about the process described here, please contact the OPAL Awards Secretariat at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE): email@example.com making the subject of your email OPAL Awards.