This year we’re launching our first “Online Excellence Scholarship” in a bid to reward students who are excelling inÂ the construction andÂ creative and interesting use of new media. Successful applicants could be upwarded Â£1,000 over 1 year (for PGCE students) or Â£2,000 over 3 years (for undergraduates) an attractive bonus for any student.
So how will we judge “excellence”? Well we’re particularly interested in the richness of content, creativity, innovation and/or technical accomplishment shown in the work and whilst most people have a MySpace page or a blog somewhere or other we’ll be looking for things that stand out from the crowd.
With all the web 2.0 technologies and sites available it’s easy enough for those creative and innovative individuals to really make their mark in the online space and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the best examples and awardingÂ the scholarship to someone we feel can really add value to theÂ growing online community.Â