|ICDE Prize of Excellence Winners|
|Monday, 05 December 2011 16:37|
Following a call for nominations earlier this year, ICDE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 ICDE Prize of Excellence awards.
The ICDE Prize of Excellence awards recognize attainment of the highest possible excellence in the fields of open, distance, virtual and flexible learning.
An independent international jury was formed to evaluate the nominations, resulting in the selection of two winners.
In its grounds for selecting Prof. Hoyer, the jury noted that he has worked indefatigably throughout his career to facilitate the development and acceptance of open and distance education in German speaking countries and beyond. Prof. Hoyer is seen as an important promoter of and actor in ODE by ICDE members and has given significant support and assistance to ICDE as an organization. The jury wished to acknowledge his "impressive contribution for the cause of ODE globally" by awarding him the Prize for Lifelong Contribution to the Field.
Individual Prize of Excellence
The jury noted that Prof. Fred Mulder's work has made a significant and visible contribution to the OER movement in Europe. Prof. Mulder has also worked to ensure a close connection between ICDE’s OER ambitions and activities in the UNESCO Chair programme. The jury recognized the deep impact Prof. Mulder's work has had beyond his institution and awarded him the Individual Prize of Excellence
A formal presentation of the ICDE Prize of Excellence statuette will be made to both Prof. Hoyer and Prof. Mulder at a forthcoming ICDE event.