Telecentre-Europe is very pleased to announce the winners of its Awards Competition 2012:

FIRST PRIZE of 1200€ ex aequo with Serbia
Learn More about ICT Network (Denmark)

represented by Tine Munch Pedersen

FIRST PRIZE of 1200€ ex aequo with Denmark
International Aid Network (Serbia)

represented by Ivan Stojilovic

Langas į ateitį (Lithuania)
represented by Karolina Jasvinaite

Stiftung Digitale Chancen (Germany)

represented by Sven Weber

Scoring results

The jury used a scoring methodology that consisted of a total of 20 points to win per blogpost, with the end score being the average score of all entered blogposts. All blogpost entries were evaluated & scored according to the announced criteria:

  1. Number of blogposts entered in total (maximum 3 points per blogpost)
  2. Editorial guidelines taken into account (maximum 15 points per blogpost)
  3. European added value of the initiatives described in the blogposts (maximum 1 point per blogpost)
  4. Local impact of the initiatives (maximum 1 point per blogpost)

This is the complete list with the scores of the TEA12 participants:

1. Denmark: Learn More about ICT Network (14,83/20)

1. Serbia: International Aid Network (14,83/20)

2. Lithuania: Langas į ateitį (14,38/20)

3. Germany: Stiftung Digitale Chancen (13,75/20)

4. Denmark: Association of Danish Senior Citizens (13,625/20)

5. Russia: PH International (12,92/20)

6. Romania: EOS Foundation (12,5/20)

7. Poland: Information Society Development Foundation (8/20)

Jury report

1. Denmark: Learn More about ICT Network

The Learn more about ICT network posted 3 blogposts, so already made a good chance of being among the top 3. But apart from that, all blogging guidelines were followed up very well: they added good titles, added good resuming captions and put them into bold, the posts were concise, they used good english, used quotes and put them into italic, the structure was good & logical and they wrote comprehensive sentences.

Only the blogpost Working for telecentre sustainability didn’t really contain a “story telling” story, as it was  an overview of the organization’s (financing) history.

In 2 of the 3 blogposts paragraph titles were added and some (but not all!) blogposts contained links to organizations & projects. Enough pictureswere added and were all of a good size, although they were not put next to the paragraphs. The editor added 1 picture that couldn’t have been missed out (the logo of the Senior Surf Day).

As for the total editing time, this varied between 45min, 30min & 15min, mainly because of layouting & researching pictures and because of researching & adding links.

An extra point was scored for the blogpost Seniors laugh their way to digital skills for the embedding of a related video.

As for the European impact, Seniors laugh their way to digital skills was considered a very original & effective initiative for a very well known  & commonly spread problem (the lack of motivation of seniors to take up internet learning) that can be easily replicated among other European countries (in all countries their must be a Lisbeth Dahl to involve!). So far, the local impactof this initiative was undoubtedly a big success!

As for the European impact of Learning about ICT in Denmark: the fact of pointing the need for teaching seniors how to use smartphones is a hint that should be taken up into the digital literacy programs of all European countries, as smartphone penetration is high everywhere in Europe. The local impactof the project was though not yet measured.

The third post Working for telecentre sustainability, only refers to the Danish context, but the impact of the different programs named was not communicated very clearly.

1. Serbia: International Aid Network

The International network posted 3 blogposts, so already made a good chance of being among the top 3. But apart from that, most of the blogging guidelines were followed up very well: the posts were concise, they used good english, used quotes and put them into italic, they wrote comprehensive sentences and all blogposts contained links to organizations & projects. All blogposts also contained pictures, although none of them were of a good size.

In 2 of the 3 blogposts the text was structured logical and paragraph titles were added. Only the blogpost ICT for women empowermentdid not contain paragraph titles and the logical structure wasn’t that good. One paragraph contained a description of one of the funding activities and interrupted the description of the project, so the editor placed this paragraph into a right sided column.

As for the total editing time, this varied between 45min & 30min, mainly because of layouting & resizing the pictures and because of putting 1 paragraph into a right column.

Two extra points were scored for the blogposts Silver Surfers conquer new spaces and ICT in a prison, as each embedded  a related video.

As for the European impact,  ICT in a prison was born as the result of  exchanging experiences within the European Telecentre Europe network, and an example of how initiatives can be replicated among other European countries. So far, the local impact of this initiative seems to be limited to only one prison, but can undoubtedly be replicated to other prisons.

As for the European impact of Silver Surfers conquer new spaces , the project was set up in the frame of the European Year for Active Aging and Solidarity Among Generations and supported by the Digital Agenda Administration, The local impact was not limited to Belgrade, as 115 seniors from 8 towns participated in the project.

The third post ICT for women empowerment only refers to the Serbian context, but some elements of the project could easily be replicated Europe-wide. As for the local impact, this seemed to be limited to Belgrade.

2. Lithuania: Langas į ateitį

Langas I Aiteiti posted only 2 blogposts, but because they are regular (and thus experienced) contributors at TE’s community site, they followed up the blogging guidelines better than many other participants. They added good titles, the posts were concise, contained paragraph titles (although not in both blogposts), all organization & project links were added and most of all: they added several relevant well-sized pictures& put them next to the paragraphs.

The english they used wasn’t always that good though and needed several edits to make it understandable. As for the caption: this wasn’t added in both blogposts and when it was, it needed some editing & layouting.

As for the total editing time, this varied between 45min & 30min, mainly because of rephrasing the language.

Lithuania scored an extra pointas they did what nobody else had done: they added a link to their project on the project picture itself, and also linked to Loreta’s profile page at the community site when she was named.

Also, both blogposts were evaluated high for both European as Local impact, as both projects were very innovative, responded to very actual demands and were easily replicable.

3. Germany: Stiftung Digitale Chancen

Stiftung Digitale Chancen posted 3 blogposts, so they indeed made a good chance of being among the top 3.

The english they used was excellent and also the text was concise, had a logical structure & comprehensive sentences, with a good rhythm. The titles though varied from great titles, to OK, to a title that created some expectation that wasn’t fulfilled by the content of the article (the title of Modular social media curriculum development). Also, only 1 blogpost contained a captionput into bold and with a good resume, the other posts contained no caption at all.

It was a pity that not all blogging guidelines were followed up in detail: no paragraph titles were added, the articles contained very few pictures (the blogpost Modular social media curriculum development didn’t even contain a single picture, all pictures were added by the editor!) that were too big in size and were not put next to the paragraphs. Also: very few links were added(the organizer wasn’t even named, and had to be added by the editor!)

As for the total editing time, this was limited to 15min for each blogpost, as, due to the excellent quality of the text, only some limited layout editing was performed.

Germany also scored two extra points: one point because of the enormous innovation value & media interest of the Tablets to the people project and another point for using bullet points and referring to another similar blogpost, something nobody else did.

As for the European impact, Tablets to the people was again considered a very original & effective initiative for a very well known  & commonly spread problem (the difficulties of elderly to take up internet browsing) which can be easily replicated among other European countries (as tablets are starting to outsell laptops in many European countries!). So far, also the local impactof the pilote initiative undoubtedly seems to become a big success!

As for the impact of Modular social media curriculum development, the fact of being designed for multipliers, makes it replicable both on a local as on a European scale.

Also UdL Digital Roundtables: Agenda setting for digital inclusion clearly demonstrated its local impact, and a big part of those conclusions, results & solutions can without any doubt be replicated to Europe.

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Comment by Ian Clifford on October 9, 2012 at 15:48

All are excellent entries, thanks to all for submitting, you are what makes this network great!! Look forward to seeing you all in Warsaw next week :)

Comment by PepeLuis Valentin on October 9, 2012 at 11:22

Congratulations to all ! Good Job !

Comment by ahmed eisa on October 9, 2012 at 6:10

congratulation winners

Comment by Juan Francisco Delgado on October 8, 2012 at 23:41
Congratulations Tine (Danmark), Karolina (Lithuania) y Sven (Germany) Great¡!

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