MEDEA Awards 2020

Recognising and Rewarding the very best in Educational Media

For more than 12 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.

The winner of the MEDEA Awards 2020 is Language of Lying submitted by Hamlett Films for Open University, UK represented by Sian Hamlett and Philip Seargeant. This film was commissioned for The Open University’s open-education programme and was created in order to introduce students to key ideas in communications studies around what constitutes lying in public life, and to give them a better understanding of the issues surrounding this important topic, especially as they relate to politics. Read more about the Winner of the 2020 Medea Awards

The winner of the vote for the audience favourite is 2’ Minutos para mudar de vida/2’Life-changing minutes submitted by Ipatimup, University of Porto, Portugal and represented by Nuno Teixeira Marcos. This award was decided by public vote in which a total of 2868 unique votes were cast between 1 and 28 October. This entry is said to be the first TV fiction series on health literacy in Portugal, and possibly, the world and is a work of interface between science, education and creative media. You can read more about this entry here

Five other outstanding entries make up the list of 2020 finalists, they are (in alphabetical order):

  • FÍS Film Project submitted by Institute of Art, Design & Technology together with Professional Development Services for Teachers, Ireland Read more...
  • Module intros for Kunnskapsbasert habilitering submitted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Read more...
  • MOOC about Federico García Lorca submitted by CEPRUD, University of Granada, Spain Read more...
  • New Dimensions submitted by University College Dublin, Ireland Read more...
  • Pest Control Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture submitted by iLUB, University of Bern, Switzerland Read more...

The awards ceremony for 2020 took place during 2 webinars - the first on 1 October when the finalists were introduced and the second on 28 October when the overall winner was announced.

  • Thursday 1 October: Introduction to the finalists and launch of the public poll to find the audience favorite. The recording will be made available here soon.
  • Wednesday 28 October: Announcement of the winner of the 2020 Awards as well as the audience favorite. The recording will be made available here soon.

The call for entries to the MEDEA Awards 2021 will be opened shortly the deadline for enties is 12 March 2021

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