Checkology receives international Digital Wellbeing award

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HundrED, an international nonprofit that promotes inspiring innovations in K-12 education, has selected the News Literacy Project’s Checkology® virtual classroom for a 2019 Spotlight on Digital Wellbeing award.

The award recognizes our e-learning platform as one of 100 global innovations in 2019. HundrED’s website features the honorees, each with a page that includes an overview, key data and videos. NLP’s NewsLitCamp® professional development program is also featured on the HundrED website.

“We are gratified that HundrED has recognized Checkology as a meaningful innovation in news literacy education,” said Alan C. Miller, NLP’s founder and CEO. “This recognition not only validates our work in the field but helps demonstrate the importance of bringing news literacy education to classrooms around the world.”

HundrED describes the importance of “digital wellbeing” to education in the context of the large role of the internet and electronic devices in the lives of young people: “This technological impact has many positive effects; for example, an increased scope in learning new knowledge and connecting with others from all over the world. However, it is becoming increasingly necessary for young people to adopt healthy habits when using digital devices so that they fully develop their mental, physical and social wellbeing.”

Digital wellbeing criteria

Judges select programs and products submitted for Spotlight award consideration on the following criteria:

  • Innovativeness: Does the submission bring something new, within the context?
  • Impact: Does it show demonstrable evidence of impact and has it been running for at least 1 year?
  • Scalability: Can it be used, or is it already being used, in other areas or countries around the world?

HundrEDs research team and 30 members of the HundrED Academy — stakeholders in the field of education — select the winners.

Based in Helsinki, Finland, HundrED announced its first collection of 100 inspiring global education innovations in October 2017.

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