The Foundation for Knowledge
and Competence Development (KK-stiftelsen) has awarded the honour,
"Läromedel ITiden" to Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory
for the production of Aquascope. The prize, 20 000 kr, was presented
by the Swedish Minister of Education, Thomas Östros, at the opening
of the international three day conference on IT and learning, Links98,
At the exhibition, six prizes were awarded for different innovative
multimedia productions aimed at schools and adult education. Within
the category mathmatics, earth and technical sciences, Aquascope
was chosen as the winner.
The jury, comprising of representatives from The Ministry of Education,
KK-stiftelsen and different multimedia producers, were looking for good
and innovative productions that contributed to a pedagogical new-thinking
within Swedish schools.
Justification for awarding the prize was: "Aquascope constitutes
with its wealth of information, its illustrative and fine pictures,
a priceless compliment to the already exisiting teaching materials and
environment within nature studies. Student and pupil interaction over
the Internet and the possiility of asking researchers questions are
promising examples of how the Internet can be used in the future."