And The Winners Are...
The votes are in and the winners of the first-ever OCW People's Choice Awards have been chosen! Voting has officially closed, and we will be revealing your top picks here over the coming week.
On a recent survey of our site's visitors, we were surprised to learn that many of them were unfamiliar with OCW. Cost of education is a barrier for many of our readers, so we were concerned that they were unaware of a great, free resource for intellectual growth. We decided we needed to do more to spread the word about OCW, and so the People's Choice Awards were born.
We're excited to have had such great voter turnout (over 20,000 votes!), and so many creative Facebook and Twitter campaigns to keep the races tight. We were especially impressed by the comments that voters left on the survey explaining why they love their favorite initiatives. Click here or visit our Twitter to read some of our favorites.
We'll be announcing the winners of two categories each day this week. Check back to learn about our winners and finalists across all ten categories and Stay tuned into Twitter and Facebook to be notified when each winner is announced and to read their profiles to learn more about their efforts to make education accessible.
The announcement schedule is below:
- Most Accessible: winner announced August 15
- Most Innovative and Avant-Garde: winner announced August 15
- Best User Experience: winner announced August 16
- Best Emerging Initiative: winner announced August 16
- Best Student Participation: winner announced August 17
- Best Video Lectures: winner announced August 17
- Best Instructional Supplement: winner announced August 18
- Most Interactive: winner announced August 18
- Best OER (non-video): winner announced August 19
- Most Open: winner announced August 19