ClipFlair receives nomination for UN-based Award in Sri Lanka!

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ClipFlair is one of almost 500 nominees to be examined by an international Grand Jury in the city of Tallinn/Estonia.

 ClipFlair, funded by the European Commission (EACEA, LLP-KA2)  is nominated by an international jury of ICT experts to enter the next round of the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA) in e-Learning & Science. ClipFlair will compete against almost 500 outstanding e-Content products and applications from 168 countries in front of the WSA’s Grand Jury from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 in Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn.

ClipFlair is an innovative web platform offering motivating ways to learn languages. Learners can choose activities from a range of 10 languages currently available and practice by adding their voice recordings or captions to video-clips, in other words by simulating subtitling or dubbing. Teachers can enhance their courses by including captioning an revoicing activities to promote audiovisual literacy among their students. Winning the WSA will further promote the platform and help increase the community and content.

In the first round of the international competition, an online jury will now valuate the ventures, creating a shortlist of 15-20 projects in each of the eight categories.

After this, in a three-day process in late August, the WSA Grand Jury, consisting of international renowned ICT experts and industry leaders, will meet in Tallinn/Estonia to evaluate the submissions from the remaining nominees and select the 40 best products. The jury members of the Grand Jury come from all continents and have backgrounds in the creative industries, telecommunication, advertising, journalism and research, as well as in teaching. The jury will be hosted by national partners such as the Estonian ICT Cluster.

 Finally, the 40 world’s best e-Content applications (5 products in each of the WSA categories) are selected to present their products in front of an international audience in Colombo/Sri Lanka from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25.

 The categories of the World Summit Award (WSA):

e-Government & Open Date

e-Health & Environment

e-Learning & Science

e-Entertainment & Games

e-Culture & Tourism

e-Media & Journalism

e-Business & Commerce

e-Inclusion & Empowerment

ClipFlair is nominated in e-Learning & Science