Kaleidoscope award winners at 2007 Symposium

November 27, 2007

On 27 November 2007, over 240 delegates gathered at Berlin's Technische Universitat (Technical University) for an awards ceremony preceded by a keynote speech from Kaleidoscope's Scientific Manager, Sten Ludvigsen. The awards, each with a first prize of €1000, were presented to researchers that had demonstrated excellence and commitment in three different categories:

European Award for Technology Transfer
This award was open to researchers who had demonstrated how technological research results had been incorporated into teaching and learning contexts.

Ton de Jong was the winner, whose project Zap - Designing interactive tools for psychology learning, had been successfully commercialised and published as a book as well as a suite of programs. Zap is designed to  engage first-year psychology students in experiencing psychological phenomena. Ton de Jong has been the activity leader for Kaleidoscope's Computer Supported Inquiry Learning special interest group.

European Starting Researcher in Technology Enhanced Learning
Open to doctoral students, or researchers with up to three years post-PhD experience, the criteria for the award was based on the candidates ability to present, design, develop and implement innovative technology to enhance learning. The award winners were Gustav Lymer and Oskar Lindwall, both from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Kaleidoscope Press and Communications Award
The challenges for researchers to take complex results and communicate them through events, case studies, news items, websites and other communication means was the stimulus behind this award. Guiliana Dettori was the winner, whose dedication to raising the profile the Kaleidoscope activity she had led, Narrative and Learning Environments, was exemplary.

The Symposium is a two day celebration, reflection and exploration of the major achievements of the Kaleidoscope project over four years.

Dr. Bottino addresses the Kaleidoscope Awards Ceremony