NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Higher Education today announced the winners of the Do More and Win! student video competition. The contest, open to students piloting the integration of McGraw-Hill Connect® and Blackboard Learn™ this spring, considered original videos showcasing how technology is improving learning and the student experience.
Students from James Madison University, Liberty University and Westmoreland Community College were selected as first prize winners from more than 75 submitted videos. The three winning students will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and their winning videos will be featured on several McGraw-Hill websites and social media channels.
An elite judging panel, which included top academicians, leading third-party educational organizations, and members of the media covering and influencing key issues in technology and education selected the winners. Entries were judged on creativity, originality and the number of votes received from the public. To see all the winning videos and prizes visit the Do More and Win! Website and YouTube channel.
"The Do More and Win! video contest provided a fun and unique way for student voices to be heard, and for them to use their creativity to show how deeply digital education is tied to important student outcomes, including increasing engagement and improving academic results," said Sharon Loeb, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. "We received a great response from students participating in the McGraw-Hill Connect and Blackboard pilot, and we thank all of the contestants for sharing their enthusiasm and energy."
About McGraw-Hill Higher Education:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning digital solutions for postsecondary and higher education markets worldwide. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools focused on improving student learning outcomes, McGraw-Hill Higher Education empowers and prepares professionals and students to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
SOURCE McGraw-Hill Higher Education