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Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence (ACE) call for nominations

The OpenCourseWare Consortium is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the inaugural Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence (ACE). The first OCW ACEs will be presented at the next global OpenCourseWare Consortium meeting in Cambridge, MA, USA, on the MIT campus May 4-6, 2011.

The Awards for OpenCourseWare excellence will recognize outstanding individual contributions to the OCW/OER movement, exemplary OCW member sites and excellent individual course presentations. ACE site and course winners will be selected by the award committee, and individual winners will be selected by a vote of the board of directors.

Nominations for individuals, sites and courses will be accepted through January 15, 2011 and may be submitted through the following page (http://ocwconsortium.org/ace) or by e-mailing ace@ocwconsortium.org. Nominations for sites and courses are encouraged to be submitted as two-minute video/screen capture tours of the relevant content. Visit the above web page for complete information on preliminary criteria, rules and eligibility.

The OCWC is seeking volunteers to serve on the initial ACE Committee to refine award criteria and select award finalists. The Consortium is also seeking a sponsor for the awards ceremony at the upcoming Consortium meeting. For more information, please contact Stephen Carson: scarson at ocwconsortium dot org.