Following a successful ´Flying High @ Five with eLC´ celebrating our 5th year of organising the competition for Lectora users in the region, we are pleased to announce that registration for our 6th Lectora eLearning courseware competition 2010 is officially open. Those who have missed last year´s deadline can participate in this year´s competition.
The competition aims to showcase and recognise outstanding examples of eLearning courseware, and encourage the creation of good interactive web-based learning resources for the purpose of teaching and learning. There is no restriction on courseware duration and themes. However Lectora must be used to develop the content.
Due to the extreme positive feedback from the special prize winners last year, Mdm Sharin and Ms Lee, we have decided to extend the special prize to this year´s winners as well. There will be TWO SPECIAL PRIZE winners selected to represent all the winning entries in next year´s Lectora User Conference in USA in 2011. Quoting one of the winners, Ms Lee, "We were very fortunate that eLC gave us the opportunity to attend the Lectora User Conference at Cincinnati, USA. In the conference, we learnt from Lectora experts on how to make our Lectora courseware more interactive. We also realised how to get around with Lectora to include innovative questions to engage the learners. ... Finally, this conference has spurred our passion in Lectora to a greater height and we are already thinking on how to deploy these new skills into our next Lectora courseware."
There are two categories for registration: Open and Academic categories. The Open category is for all members of general public whereas the Academic category is for a team of four students currently attending any academic institution accompanied by a teacher in charge.
As per previous years, there will be two awards offered for this competition: Best Demonstration of Instructional Design, and Best Use of Multimedia, Interaction, or Simulation. Under the Instructional Design category, the courseware will be evaluated for its soundness in Instructional Design as well as its effectiveness in teaching the objectives. Under the Multimedia, Interaction or Simulation category, the courseware will be evaluated for its relevant and efficient usage of Multimedia.
Last year´s competition received over 100 entries from 30 different organisations including the schools, statutory boards, government ministries, local and multinational companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. We saw extremely high qualities of entries last year, awarding a total of 26 awards. 8 awards were presented to the different SAF units, 5 awards to corporate and 13 awards to schools.
REGISTRATION FOR THE COMPETITION
Submission of entries starts from 1st August 2010 until 31st January 2011.
Hurry and register now!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submissions must be entirely original and must not breach any third party patents, copyright or intellectual property in any way. eLC Pte Ltd will not bear any responsibility for entries that have infringed copyrights. Any entry that infringed copyrights will be disqualified. eLC Pte Ltd reserves the right to amend or change any aspect of the competition.
As a condition of and in consideration of the participation in the competition, the individual, school, or company hereby agrees to allow eLC to use screen shots of the submitted courseware in eLC´s publication materials, printed or electronic, or otherwise. Also, in no event will eLC be liable for any damaged whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages, or damages relating to lost revenues or profits, loss of use or interruption of business, lost data, work stoppage, expense, cost or computer failure or malfunction) resulting directly or indirectly from or otherwise arising in connection with the competition, regardless of the form of action or theory of liability (including, without limitation, actions in contract, warranty, negligence, or products liability).
The individual, school or company hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless eLC Pte Ltd, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys´ fees and cost made by any third party, due or arising out of or in a any way connected with your participation in the competition.
The judges´ decisions with regard to the winning entries are final and will not be debated. eLC Pte Ltd reserved the rights to use, publicised or reprint any entries.