Daily Archives: June 2, 2009

Handheld Learning 2009: Award Nominations


Dear Colleague

Are you a practitioner, service provider, organisation, developer or manufacturer doing something innovative or transformational in learning, teaching or training using mobile computing technologies?

Do you know of someone or an organisation that is?

We very much want to hear about them as part of the Handheld Learning and Innovation Awards 2009, otherwise known as the “Handys”!

Nominate here.


The Categories

There are award categories for

  • primary learning
  • secondary learning
  • tertiary & higher learning
  • training & business
  • special needs

In each category we are seeking a practitioner and an innovation. There is also a special achievement award for the individual who it is believed has had the most impact on learning, teaching and mobile computing during the past 12 months.

Now in its second year the Handys is a rare opportunity to celebrate the hero’s who are often at the sharp end of innovation in the world of learning and teaching practice – where real innovation is often not recognised or rewarded.

Rather than being a stuffy dinner jacket affair, like so many back-slapping award shows, the Handys is almost unique in its accessibility for real practitioners to attend (it’s free) and the democratic and unbiased way in which finalists and winners are found.

That doesn’t mean that it’s a slapdash affair. Far from it. More than 600 people attended the 2008 Handys and enjoyed an evening of spirited entertainment, snacks, dancing, socialising and a good hearted celebration of each others achievements in one of London’s most agreeable, award winning venues. See the pictures here & find out who won last year here.


How does it work?

Nominations can be made by anyone for anyone including themselves. It is the same process for organisations or businesses.

You can make as many nominations across all categories as you wish although duplicate nominations for the same person or organisation won’t affect the shortlisting process.

Nominations must be received by Friday July 10th.

After this date an independent panel of judges will shortlist the nominations and the finalists will be announced. Then all awards, with the exception of the special achievement award, will be subject to public vote via SMS.

The winners will be announced at the party on the evening of Monday 5th October.

Ask anybody who came last year, this is one party not to be missed!

So what are you waiting for?

Get nominating & good luck!

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