Embed Awards 2014: Judging Criteria

Criteria Level of Excellence in Criteria
  1. Innovation The project will be considered innovative if it shows how through the use of technology, original and creative ideas have been developed, whilst using teaching methods focusing on students who show change in both thought and practice of what is done in class. It will be considered a failure when the project, despite the use of technology does not allow students to actively participate at the level of thinking, collaboration and contribution.
  2. Quality The project should give clear evidence that the use of technology enhances learning. Without technology learning objectives would have been difficult to achieve.How well is technology used to make learning more effective and offer experiences that cannot be achieved effectively by other means.
  3. Pedagogical value From a pedagogical standpoint, curricular objectives should meet different ways of learning. The use of technology can promote learning modes based on exploration, collaboration, creation and reflection.3.1.    Curriculum match: Benefits to the curriculum objectives. Entry is focused on syllabi to be covered.3.2.    Clarity of Goals: All goals are clear and permit viable methods of assessment.3.3.    Learning activities are relevant to students and instructional goals. They progress coherently, producing a unified whole and reflecting recent professional research. 
  4. Context value The level of integration in the educational context, i.e. how technology provides practices which directly benefit those involved in the educational process of the students. Value will be given to the extensive use of relevant technology and a wide range of students who extended their experience with other classes, community and family.
  5. Sustainability and Transferability 5.1.    The project was considered sustainable and transferable if it could be used by other teachers and/or other groups. It can be used and/or re-used to support learning.5.2.    Features of activity and or its learning objects are accessible by a variety of students with different learning needs or styles.
  6. Collaboration The project will be considered collaborative if educators actively work together for the successful development of the project. Such collaboration is encouraged as educators may benefit in developing personally and professionally.
  7. Reflection 7.1.    The educator has allowed for reflection on what has been achieved and has tried to identify how practice could be improved.7.2.   The use of technology (e.g. Video, blogs or podcasts) has facilitated the reflective process.