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Cengage Selects Winners of Digital Assignment Video Contest

Cengage Learning has selected the winners of its Make It Count instructor video contest.

The Make It Count contest asked higher ed instructors to submit short videos explaining their favorite digital assignment and how it engages students.

In April, "ten semifinalists were selected based on originality, creativity, memorability and the overall appeal and impact of their video submissions," according to a news release. The first place winner will be awarded travel and registration to the Educause conference. Second and third place will win $1,000 and $500 donations, respectively, to the scholarship of their choice at their institution.

The final winners include:

  • Aiyda Evans of Morgan State University took first place for an assignment that uses music videos from around the world and found on YouTube to spark student discussions about culture;
  • Tuskegee University's Martha Smith won second place for an assignment that incorporates tools such as iMovie and YouTube into a service learning course; and
  • Mo Cuevas of Our Lady of the Lake University took third place for a role-playing assignment in an online course that asks students to use videos and virtual interaction to present the details of a social work program.

The winning videos are available on a Facebook page created for the contest.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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