Great joy for the Siemens Stiftung’s Education team: The Gesellschaft für Pädagogik, Information und Medien e. V. was very impressed with the quality of our media and our commitment to high-quality STEM lessons, and has honored the Media Portal with the prestigious Comenius EduMedia Seal on June 27 2019 in Berlin.
“It makes us proud to receive this award for the Media Portal,” said Corinna Hartung, the project manager of the portal. “It confirms our commitment to support teachers in designing innovative, digitally enhanced lessons with quality-tested media. This award will help the Media Portal become even better known, and the educational media, the teacher handouts, and the method pages will be used even more frequently.”
The number of accesses to the free Media Portal has already more than doubled in the past year from an average of 170,000 annual accesses to nearly 450,000. One reason is certainly the fact that all materials are legally offered as Open Educational Resources (OER). This is an advantage especially in diverse classrooms, because it allows teachers to adapt, individualize, and jointly enhance the OER to meet their teaching and support needs without violating the law.
About the Comenius EduMedia Awards
The Gesellschaft für Pädagogik, Information und Medien e. V. is presenting the Comenius EduMedia Awards for the 24th time this year. Its goal is to promote outstanding digital educational media as well as teaching and learning management systems. To ensure independent evaluation, a jury of European educational experts from the Institut für Bildung und Medien assesses the multimedia products.