MEDEA Awards 2019

Recognising and Rewarding the very best in Educational Media

For more than 11 years, the MEDEA Awards has been encouraging innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. These annual awards recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources and bring to the forefront those producers, designers and teaching staff who provide such inspiration to the entire educational community particularly in Europe.

In tandem with the Video in Higher Education conference organised by the Media & Learning Association together with KU Leuven on 5-6 June 2019 in Leuven (Belgium), the MEDEA Awards 2019 invited entries related to or aimed at those involved in higher and continuing education. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the extent to which media in general and video in particular is playing a role in these sectors and with this year’s MEDEA awards, we aimed to identify, recognise and reward the very best of what is produced and continues to be produced.

The winners of the MEDEA Awards 2019 were announced on 5 June at an event held in the Leuven Town Hall as part of the Media & Learning Conference. They are:

  • Transport Systems: Global issues and future innovations by University of Leeds (UK) winner of the Professionally Produced Award
  • The History of Life Film Project by National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland) winner of the User-generated Award

A Special Jury Award was given to DynamicAnatomy, an Augmented Reality application for embodied learning by Leiden University Medical Center (The Netherlands) in recognition of the degree of innovation it represents.

The following finalists were given medals during the Awards Ceremony in recognition of their achievement:

  • Couleur, Arts, Industrie by Mines Paristech (France)
  • MOOC Le solfège à votre portée by Université de Montréal & Marie-Victorin College (Canada)
  • The Royal Sites as a professional resource by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)

Check out our press release with more information about this year's awards.

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