(Washington, D.C.) – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE(r)) has named the winners of the 2007 SIGTel Online Learning Awards.

Sponsored by ISTE SIGTel, the Online Learning Awards recognize creative educators worldwide for their pioneering use of telecommunication networks to provide innovative learning opportunities for students in grades K-16. The awards will be presented at the National Education Computing Conference, to be held June 24 to 27 in Atlanta.

This year´s SIGTel Online Learning Award winners have been selected from a field of outstanding international submissions. All projects were evaluated through on online process provided by Global SchoolNet. Judges evaluated projects on the quality of the online learning activity from planning through evaluation, specifically the degree to which the project enhanced regular classroom activity, its achievement of goals and objectives, and the entrant?s reflection of the project.

First place

Julie Lindsay, International School, Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Vicki Davis, Camilla, Ga., United States, for Flat Classroom Project

Second place

Sharon Peters, Lower Canada College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and Reuven Werber and Karen Guth, Etzion Bloc, Israel, for International Collaborative Literature Project: From Jerusalem to Montréal

Third place

Cecilia Estoque , Agusan National High School, Butuan, Philippines; Adrian Asis, Philippines; Collette Cotton, United Kingdom; Claudia Slujitoru and Calin Rudeanu, Romania; Mary Ruby Mangasep, Philippines; Alessandra Talamo, Italy; and Henk Slighte, Netherlands, for My Personal Encounter with the Little Prince: A Telecollaborative Project

Highly commended

Chris Clark, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., United States, for Snitecast Project

Criss Crissman, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, N.C., United States, for Connected Learning Project

Kevin Delaney, Wayland High School, Wayland, Mass., United States, for Wayland High School History Project

Erin Strang, Michigan Virtual High School, Lansing, Mich., United States, for Career Development in a Global Economy (CareerForward)

Abdullah Sujee, Roshnee, South Africa, for Teaching with Flair

For more information about the SIGTel Online Learning Awards, visit www.iste.org/sigtel.

About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation. A nonprofit membership association, ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), ISTE represents more than 85,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Visit www.iste.org or call (800) 336-5191 to learn more about ISTE and its new initiatives — including the next generation of NETS for Students, Teachers, and Administrators.

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