VoicED, the education arm of DJS Research Ltd, has been invited to judge the inaugural UK Blog Awards. The awards ceremony is to be presented in a glittering ceremony in London on April 25th – over nine hundred category entries have been received for the 2014 event.
Over sixteen thousand people, including Olympian Rebecca Adlington and TV personality Katy Hill, voted online for their favourite Education bloggers. The short-listed Education blogs will be assessed by Elliot Simmonds, Panel Manager from the VoicED Education Community; and Julian Stanley, the Group Chief Executive from Teacher Support Network and Recourse.
Discussing VoicED's reasons for getting involved in the Awards, Elliot championed blogs as a medium for expressing opinions
"At VoicED we are primarily concerned with giving people the opportunity to express their views, and to help them shape and influence the education system through feeding their opinions back to key stakeholders, policy-makers and commercial organisations. Blogs and blogging offer an extension of this - they are a moving tracker of people's thoughts and opinions, often focussing on the issues of the day and covering topics in detail over a period of weeks or even months. The idea of the Blog Awards is a fantastic one. The entries were of an incredibly high standard and covered a really wide range of topics across the entire learning and skills landscape."
Award hopefuls from online shopping giants Very.co.uk, to The Tate Gallery, the WWF and the British Library, along with individual specialist bloggers, will fight it out in fourteen categories. The education category features blogs from the London School of Economics, Bett, The University of Dundee and the University of Bedfordshire, to name but a few.
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