Type of Funding
Educators, companies, schools, universities, foundations and NGOs that are seeking to shape the future of education, are invited to submit applications for the 2019 Reimagine Education Awards. Reimagine rewards innovative approaches aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes and employability. A total of US$50,000 in funding will be given to the overall winner/s and 16 ‘Oscars’ of Education. It culminates in an international conference in UK that will take place from 8 to 10 December 2019 (8 December 2019 at Imperial College Business School and 9 to 10 December 2019 at Queen Elizabeth II Centre.
The 16 Reimagine Award categories are:
- Best Distributed Program for Nurturing 21st Century Skills
- Best University-Employer Partnership
- The Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology Award
- Cultivating Curiosity Award
- Educational App
- Hybrid Learning
- ICT for teaching, learning and support
- Learning Assessment Award
- The Reimagine Education Nurturing Employability Award
- Presence Learning and Teaching
- Science of Learning
- Augmented Reality/Virutal Reality Award.
There will also be 8 Reimagine Education Discipline Awards and 7 Regional Awards.
US$50,000 in funding will be awarded to the Reimagine Education Overall Winners.
The Global Education Award winner will receive US$25,000 in funding. The Global EdTech Winner will receive US$25,000 in Amazon Web Services Credits. The Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology Award Winner will receive US$5,000 in AWS Credits. The Winner of the Cultivating Curiosity Award will receive US$10,000.
Winners of the Reimagine Education Discipline Awards will receive official certification in recognition of their achievement, in the following fields:
- Arts and Humanities
- Business Education
- Engineering and IT
- Life Sciences
- Natural Sciences and
- Social Sciences.
Winners of the Reimagine Education Regional Awards will receive official certification in recognition of their achievement, in respect of the following regions:
- Latin America
- Middle East
- Oceania and
- USA & Canada
Category Winners and Overall Winners will be announced at the Reimagine Education Awards Ceremony & Gala at London, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, 9-10 December 2019.
Applicants must have ground-breaking ideas for education. Applicants for the various categories should be:
- AI: Companies/institutions that best leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or cognitive computing to improve learning outcomes, teaching delivery, and/or graduate employability.
- Best University-Employer Partnership: A joint award to be shared between an institution of higher education and an employer whose collaboration improves teaching and/or learning for students, fosters outstanding innovation, and/or facilitates improved graduate employability outcomes.
- The Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology Award: Applicants should be startups, company, individual, school, or university that can prove that they have incorporated blockchain into an educational setting in an effective, and sustainable way.
- Cultivating Curiosity Award: This prize will be given to the most innovative pedagogical approaches designed to encourage curiosity among learners. Applicants should submit solutions that improve the existing framework through which curiosity is understood; create robust tools or metrics by which curiosity might be measured; suggest innovative ways in which curiosity might be harnessed to improve 1 or more learning outcomes; and enhance curiosity among learners, and in doing so improve learning and/or employability outcomes.
- Educational App: Applying projects should be the most innovative, accessible, usable apps that can demonstrate a clear link between use of the app and improved learning outcomes.
- E-learning: Applicants should be the best electronic learning projects.
- Hybrid Learning: Given to the best hybrid learning project that unites web-based learning delivery and traditional learning practices.
- ICT for teaching, learning and support: Applicants should be companies or institutions that create the most innovative Information Technology tools, and uses these tools to improve the educational experience of teachers, students, or both; or enhance the supportive framework upon which outstanding teaching and/or learning is constructed.
- K12: This prize will be given to the best project originally directed at a K-12 audience.
- Learning Assessment Award: Applying projects should be those that aim to explore and improve the deficiencies in the way we currently assess how much our students have learned, and how deeply they have understood what they have learned.
- The Reimagine Education Nurturing Employability Award: Given to the project that can clearly demonstrate a link between its project’s approach and improved employability outcomes.
- Presence Learning and Teaching: Reimagining education involves more than devising ingenious technological solutions to problems. Presence learning is also in need of reimagining, reliant as it is on centuries-old teaching methods.
- Science of Learning: This prize will be given to the project that most successfully furthers scientific, humanistic and critical theoretical understanding of learning, engages in the design and implementation of learning innovations, and consequently improves instructional methodologies.
- Sustainability: Applying projects should be those that best encourage or implement policy designed to enhance institutional sustainability.
- Augmented Reality/Virutal Reality Award: Applicants must prove to have applicability in multiple sectors and should be projects that harness these emerging technologies to improve teaching delivery, enhance employability outcomes, and leverage quality learning.
Applications are to be done online by 1 September 2019.