The Edublog Awards 2004 Results

Well, what can I say, a great bunch of people sharing a great bunch of blogs, thanks to all who came along & voted!

Basically, congratulations to everyone who was nominated. As I’ve gone on about ad infinitum the idea of how ‘results’ might work has been troubling me a fair bit and I’m really keen to avoid ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ (because really, these and the many great blogs that weren’t nominated (probably due to lack of credible-blog-clout…) are all very much winners) and in that thinking we kinda decided to scrap the ‘editorial’ aspect and just let the votes decide. In the end I reckon if you picked up 5 votes or more then you should get a mention here.

Also before we kick off I’d like to thank Alex Halavais for the spark and his support through this and say that, yeh, I’ve never been a great fan of awards but for me this is just about sharing, recognition and community and I’m sure you will find some fantastic blogs below… I have!

Best Individual Blog: Pharyngula

In high esteem:
Mario tout de go
Early Modern Notes
Easily Distracted
The Life and Times of a History PhD Student
Seb’s Open Research
Alex Halavais

Best overall group blog: Crooked Timber

In high esteem:
Into the Blogosphere
EdBlogger Praxis

Best resource sharing blog: OLDaily

In high esteem:
Teaching & Developing Online
Online Learning Update
No.2 Pencil

Best Research Based Blog: Mathemagenic

In high esteem:

Best blogged paper(s): Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs

In high esteem:
Into the blogosphere
The Buntine Oration: Learning Networks
E-Learning Flexible Frameworks and Tools: Is it too late? – the Directors Cut
Educational Blogging

Best designed & most beautiful blog: Blaugustine

In high esteem:
Teaching & Developing Online
Stephen Downes

Best technology meets pedagogy blog: Teaching & Developing Online

In high esteem:
EduBlog Insights
Think Thunk
Abject Learning

Best use of weblogs within teaching and learning: Bee-coming a Webhead

In high esteem:
KMD1002 & KMD2003
EduBlog Insights
Alex Halavais

Best Newcomer (2004): Chasing the Dragon’s Tale

In high esteem:
Learning Curves
My Blogging Experiment
Random Walk in eLearning

Best Librarian Blog: Library Stuff

In high esteem:
The Shifted Librarian a library weblog

Now, as a footnote I imagine a lot of people will go off on one about the blogs which weren’t nominated, the voting system, the winners, the processes, awards as a whole etc. etc. etc. Please do! This is the first run of the Eddies and I’m sure we can do it better next time round, your constructive criticism is absolutely welcomed… fire away :O)


12 responses to “The Edublog Awards 2004 Results”

  1. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and especially to all the category winners! And huge thanks to James who did all of the donkeywork! CogDogBlog is missing from the in high esteem list in the most purdy cat. & It’s odd that Stephen Downs won the resource sharing cat when what his blog does best and most of is original analysis & comment, but I’m glad he won one Eddie this year.

  2. I think this is a great idea, but I just found out about it now, and I saw no mention of it on any of the (many) education blogs that I read regularly… I would have totally voted and nominated and passed word along… outreach outreach outreach!

  3. We’ll do our best next time round… hopefully this’ll spark a bit of interest. Cheers, James

  4. Speaking of promotion…what about badges? You know, so we proud winners can slap ’em up on our website, and people can click on ’em and be taken here to find out more about the awards, and so that next time around there will be many more people familiar with the idea? It’s just an easy kind of prize that will also help spread the word.

  5. This was very neat. Thanks for taking the time and effort to set it up and run it.

    Next year – Education News category. 😉

  6. OK, there’s a badge…but it should have a link somewhere. Where should I send people who click on it, so they can be primed for next year’s event?

  7. PZ, I just linked it right back to this post. It’s a great way to get to the complete list of this year’s nominees. If a better solution comes along, please yell!