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Drexel Office of the Provost Announces Student EduMemes Contest

February 9, 2015

Drexel University's Office of the Provost announces its student EduMemes Contest, which aims to jumpstart the development of a Web-based knowledge management system and data warehouse modeled on Apple, Inc. iTunes Store that will provide the Drexel community with access to validated academic applications.

An EduMeme is modular learning or instructional application which facilitates student learning, either by allowing focused review of an idea, concept or skill or by aiding instructors by providing educational innovations in an easy-to-implement format. Thus, EduMemes can come in two categories:
  • LearnerMemes (L-Memes): These are modular tutorials, simulations and other educational applications that can be accessed by students in response to specific needs.
  • InstructorMemes (I-Memes): These are modular applications that can be downloaded by instructors to provide access to innovative teaching methodologies and approaches, assessment tools and other applications that could be used by instructors to enhance student learning.
Participants are invited to submit innovative designs for EduMemes which will be initially housed in xpLor in Blackboard Learn. Students may contribute as either individuals or in teams and may submit suggestions for either L-Memes or I-Memes. Participants are encouraged to consider their solutions as a focused application in a larger educational ecosystem and to think as holistically as possible.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:
  • 1st prize - $5000.00;
  • 2nd prize - $2000.00;
  • 3rd prize - $1,500.00;
  • 4th prize - $1,000.00;
  • 5th prize - $500.00.
For contest submission rules/procedures and to enter, please visit http://www.drexel.edu/provost/edumemes/