Much like the Man Booker Prize for Fiction does for books, the annual Realex Payments Irish Web Awards recognize people “who do great things on the web.” In Ireland.
You would be justified in saying that it is a mark of distinction for people to be nominated for the longlist, or indeed selected for inclusion in the shortlist. I would go so far as to say that the winner of an Irish Web Award is generally assured of international renown, success, life, love, liberty, great teeth, and ridiculously extravagant financial rewards.
Anyhoo, as you will know if you’re a regular reader of the E-Learning Curve Blog, I do more than just author this modest contribution to life online: this site links to my e-learning consultancy website (Michael Hanley Consulting), and to my two podcast services; the E-Learning Curve Podcast is (unsurprisingly) about technology in education, and the Other One, which is about subjects that interest me but are not e-learning-related (but are probably educational). Some of the topics I’ve covered include the Golden Age of Aviation, music, and architecture, to name but a few.
I’m delighted to announce that my other podcast – imaginatively called E-Learning Curve’s Other Podcast – has been shortlisted for the Best Independent Podcaster gong at this year’s awards.
The presentation ceremony itself takes place in the Mansion House in Dublin on October 16th 2010.
Good luck to everyone in all the categories.