People's Choice Awards

It's that time again! We are now accepting nominations for the 2012 People's Choice Awards. Nominate your favorite open education initiatives today!

2nd Annual People's Choice Award Nominations

Institutions all over the world are breaking down barriers to education by course materials online for free. Unfortunately, many students are unaware of the hundreds of free courses available to them. Help spread the word by nominating your favorite open and free online educational resources for's 2012 People's Choice Awards.

We need your help identifying the best of each category. Please fill out our nominations survey by July 20, 2012, and share with friends, followers and colleagues. We will select three nominees per category and present them to our site visitors for a vote beginning July 23rd.

With the cost of college tuition continuing to rise, higher education is quickly becoming out of reach for many aspiring students. The People's Choice Awards are our effort to share the best of free education with our 2 million + monthly education-seekers and make a high-quality education accessible to all.

2012 People's Choice Award Categories:

1. Best User Experience

2. Best Video Lecture

3. Best Non-Video Open Educational Resource

4. Most Engaging Resource

5. Best Instructional Supplement

6. Most Interactive Resource

7. Most Open Resource

8. Most Progressive/Avant Garde Innovation

9. Best New Face in the Open Education Movement

10. Best Private, Non-Profit Free Education Provider

11. Best Advocate for Free/Open Education

12. Create-Your-Own Category

This is your opportunity to share the best of open education with the people who can use it most! Nominate your favorite resources today!

Don't have a Facebook account? Don't worry, you can still nominate your favorite free organization providers here.

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