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  • Best newcomer.

  • Most influential post, resource or presentation.

  • Best designed/most beautiful edublog.

  • Best library/librarian blog.

  • Best teacher blog.

  • Best audio and/or visual blog.

  • Best example/ case study of use of web logs within teaching and learning.

  • Best group blog.

  • Best individual blog.

The full list, descriptive paragraphs, and links to all the finalists can be found at the Edublog Awards site at http://www.incsub.org/awards/ – providing a powerful example of how educators are harnessing the potential of weblog technology, and a rich snapshot of the methods and practices of the learners and educators at the forefront of educational technology today.

Winners were announced at the awards event webcast, hosted by Worldbridges (http://worldbridges.com/livewire/) on Sunday December 18th.

The international Edublog Awards (http://www.incsub.org/awards/) are an online community-based initiative designed to recognise and celebrate excellence in educational and scholarly blogging (edublogging) and promote the use of web logs to support teaching and learning.

The awards were founded by James Farmer (http://incsub.org/) in 2004, in response to a call by Alex Halavais (http://alex.halavais.net/) for an award programme in response to the under representation/recognition of educational uses and users of blogs in existing blog awards, and are currently managed by Josie Fraser (http://fraser.typepad.com/edtechuk). This year’s awards team were geographically based in Europe, Canada and the US.

The event is designed to achieve four things:

  • Promote and publicise the positive and creative use of new web technologies and practises in the classroom and throughout both formal and informal education.

  • Create an annotated archive/resource which captures the spirit and concerns of the edublogging community and exemplifies best practice.

  • Recognise and reward the achievements of individual edubloggers.

  • Contribute to edublogger community building and networks of practise.

You can find the full list, descriptive paragraphs, and links to all the finalists at the Edublog Awards site:

http://incsub.org/awards/2005/the-edublog-awards-2005-shortlist/ You can find the list of winning blogs and bloggers here: http://incsub.org/awards/2005/winners-announced/ You can listen to the awards ceremony and acceptance speeches here:

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