News from the IASL Conference.
here is the article outlining the winners of the GiggleIT introductory competition:
IASL Conference 2009 Abano Terme
September 2nd to the 5th 2009
Delegates vote with enthusiasm!
The GiggleIT Competition Results.
It was with great excitement and enthusiasm that Dr Ann Carlson Weeks announced the winners of the “Create a New Word for e-Book Competition” at the IASL Conference 2009 in Abano Terme, Italy. Dr. Weeks is a Director of the International Digital Children’s Library (ICDL) and is Professor of Practice in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Formerly, Professor Weeks served as Director of Libraries and Information Services for the Chicago Public Schools and as Executive Director of the three youth divisions at the American Library Association (ALA). The IASL supports the aims and vision statement of the ICDL.
As part of the GiggleIT Project’s introductory competition, children of registered schools were asked to participate by creating a new word for e-Book. This competition was a motivational introductory competition to engage the students in Thesaurus and Dictionary usage as they created new vocabulary for the digital age.
The team at GiggleIT felt the term eBook had run its course and we needed a fresh, new term/expression/label to describe our online publication. We hope that such a term will become accepted into contemporary vocabulary worldwide.
From the listed schools, 14 new terms were offered as part of the competition, although over 75 new terms were coined all together.
Delegates at the 2009 IASL conference in Abano Terme were asked to vote on a list of new words that could be used to replace the term e-Book. Delegates were asked to list the terms in order of preference and from this anonymous voting procedure the new terms were listed in order of most votes.
The following results were recorded for the results of the New Word for e-Book competition in order of greatest number of votes to least number of votes as voted by the Delegates of the IASL 2009 conference:
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The following contributing schools will receive prizes as shown below and on the Giggle IT website:
The Winning school:
Concordia Lutheran College with “Digidoc”
Runners-up in order of voting preferences:
Newtown State School with “Digitome”
St Andrew’s Anglican College with “e-FUN”
Carine Senior High School with “TrippleEEE”
Roleystone Primary School with “E-pages”
These winning schools will receive the prizes as below.
• The winning school will receive a Gigglecritter Travel Mate and a GiggleIT Goodie Pack containing one each of the following:
• Gigglecritter Passport
• Gigglecritter photo album
• Gigglecritter travel diary
• Gigglecritter back pack
• Gigglecritter hats
• Gigglecritter scarf
• Secret Instructions
Runners-up will also receive a Gigglecritter Travel Mate and passport