Film English has won the most important and prestigious media and education prize the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media, one of the two main prizes. The jury of 119 media and education experts from 28 countries decided that Film English was the best entry submitted by teachers, students, learners, parents, professors, individual or organisational representatives in primary education, secondary education, higher education, adult education, vocational education and/or training.
The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education.
They also recognizes and promotes excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
The winners were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place as part of the Media and Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training headquarters in Brussels. This year the competition attracted a record breaking 342 entries from 37 countries.
I’m particularly happy to win this award as the pedagogical vision of the awards – that it is only when video and audio are routine components of education and online learning, that we will have an educational environment that reflects the media-rich world in which our learners now live resonates with that of Film English.
My colleagues at UAB Idiomes Barcelona presented me with this beautiful poster designed by the mega-talented Fernando Moresi for winning the award.
Thank you to all my colleagues, loyal subscribers and users for all your support over the last 3 years.