… Blackboard and Ruhr University Bochum in the category Education Management for their project titled ‘RUB mobile – mobil, vernetzt und “always on” mit der App der Ruhr-Universität Bochum’ (RUB mobile – mobile, connected and always-on with the app of Ruhr University Bochum).
The eLearning Awards were initiated for the first time in 2011 by the eLearning Journal, the largest German-speaking print medium on the topic of learning using digital media. The eLearning Awards acknowledge the best project consortia and the most innovative projects in 26 categories, ranging from Adventure Based Learning and Workplace Learning to Blended Learning and Learning Management Systems. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at “didacta – die Bildungsmesse” – the largest trade fair for teachers from across all education sectors in Europe, which will take place in Cologne, Germany in February of 2013.
The winning projects in 2013 are characterized by cutting edge innovation, sustainability and their viability in meeting future educational challenges. It was therefore important that the project demonstrated how it could meet the latest trends in various educational sectors as well as technology trends. In addition, the successful cooperation of the project partners played a key role in assessing the best eLearning projects 2012.
The total number of downloads of the RUB app, the user feedback, the rapid implementation of upgrades desired by end users and the success of the chosen implementation and marketing strategies underpin the successful progress of the project and allow a positive result. Overall, it showed that an exceptional product, which represents significant added value especially for the target groups but also for both project partners, can be created when a reputable company and a renowned university are dedicated to working together and purposefully follow a common goal.