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Icelandic Educational Website Awarded

The Icelandic educational website Bókaormar BarnUng received a prize for innovation at the 2007 eLearning Awards, organized by the European Schoolnet, which were held in Brussels earlier this month.

On the website, which was established by Iceland’s University of Education, teachers and others interested can create so-called bookworms where students register books they have read, describe their content and review them, 24 Stundir reports.

“The worm gets longer with every read book,” lecturer Torfi Hjartarson said, who took part in creating the project. “One can compare worm statistics; see how often each book has been read, which authors are most popular and so on.”

The website has been used by the Icelandic Language School, which is an online school for Icelandic children who live abroad. “The website is not dependent on borders; Icelandic children all over the world can use it,” Hjartarson said.

“We will definitely look into translating the website and perhaps find partners we can cooperate with in other countries than Iceland,” Hjartarson concluded.

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