Makers Empire is delighted to announce that we were recently selected as a finalist at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards Australasian Regional Finals in Melbourne. The Learning Impact Program recognises outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the global education and training industries.
13 finalists were invited to present for five minutes to a panel of judges from the education industry and to a live audience. Finalists were assessed by the judges on the following: access, affordability, quality, adoption, accountability, organisational learning, interoperability and innovation.
The top three Australian entries selected by the judges would go onto the IMS GLC Learning Impact 2015 Awards in May in Atlanta USA. The audience was also able to select their favourite finalist for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.
Jon Soong, CEO Makers Empire, was on hand to present ‘Makers Empire’s Learning Program for design and 3D printing for primary schools’ that helps schools experience the benefits of design and 3D printing to achieve learning outcomes.
After all the finalists presented, the judges were given time to deliberate and also collate the votes for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.
The first award to be announced was the ‘People’s Choice’ Award and the winner was Makers Empire!
The Top 3 Australian finalists were then announced and again, Makers Empire was selected as one of the Top 3 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards Australasia.
Jon Soong accepted the awards from Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium, from the USA.
“On behalf of the team, our supporters and schools at Makers Empire, thank you to the IMS Learning Impact Awards and all the sponsors for the opportunity to present our ‘Learning Program for design and 3D printing for schools.’ “
“A special thank you to the judges for selecting us as a Top 3 Australasia Finalist and to the audience for choosing us for the People’s Choice Awards. A big congratulations to the other finalists for all their hard work in global education.”
Dennis Macnamara, Convenor of the Australian Regional Finals of the Learning Impact Awards commented, “This was a very tough year. All 13 regional finalists were excellent and the three Australian winners are expected to do very well in the World Finals in North America in May 2015.”
Makers Empire: Better learning by design
Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools include 3D modelling software, over 150 lesson plans aligned with international standards and professional development. With Makers Empire, engaged students learn how to solve real-world problems and make their world better.