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The winners of the 16th Worlddidac Award 2014

Bern, Switzerland – The Worlddidac Foundation has awarded high quality and innovative educational products with the Worlddidac Award for more than 30 years. We are happy to inform that after five days of intense evaluation in the Bernese Technology-Park, the winners of the 16th Worlddidac Award have been decided.

Last week a competent jury of Swiss teachers and an international panel of experts led by Prof. Dr. Peter Gloor evaluated close to 50 educational products from all over the planet. The wide range even included a robot, which can stand in for pupils if they are forced to miss classes for a long period of time. The evaluated products came from as far as Sierra Leone and China.
The submitted products went through a comprehensive, transparent and time-consuming evaluation-process. The teacher-jury concentrated on the practical use of the teaching material, whereas the expert-jury additionally based its verdict on the presentations held by the companies submitting their products. 28 products achieved the necessary amount of points and are set to receive the prestigious award at the end of October.
In addition the jury also distinguished the most innovative product submitted. The Swisscom Innovation Award went to Augmented Training Technology, produced by Seabery Soluciones in Spain. The product specializes on virtual training for welding.
Beat Jost, member of the board of trustees of the Worlddidac Foundation, was most satisfied with the evaluation process. He especially emphasized the exceptional quality of the submitted products: "We had an extraordinary amount of high quality products this year, correspondingly we have had the pleasure of distinguishing more companies than usual."
The chairman of the judges Prof. Dr. Peter Gloor, professor at MIT in Boston said he was very pleased with the intense evaluation process: "It is a very special privilege to evaluate the newest and sometimes brilliant innovations the educational industry has to offer with other renowned educational experts."
The awards will be presented in a festive ceremony on the 28th October 2014 in Basel, a day before the educational fair Worlddidac Basel opens its doors to the broad public.
Please find a list with all the winners of the 16th Worlddidac Award here: http://bit.ly/1hLngy6
You can watch a video with all the highlights from the evaluation-process here: http://youtu.be/uHiaRzsPiX4
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If you have any question please do not be shy to ask. We will also glady put you in touch with the award-winners.
Benjamin Blaser
Communications and Project Manager
Worlddidac Association