An announcement from Mellow (via the CHE):
Five universities were among the 10 winners of the Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration, announced this week. They will share $650,000 in prize money for “leadership in the collaborative development of open-source software tools with application to scholarship in the arts and humanities.” The university winners were:
- Duke University for the OpenCroquet open-source 3-D virtual worlds environment
- Open Polytechnic of New Zealand for several projects, including the New Zealand Open Source Virtual Learning Environment
- Middlebury College for the Segue interactive-learning management system
- University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for two projects: the Firefox Accessibility Extension and the OpenEAI enterprise application integration project
- University of Toronto for the ATutor learning content-management system.
Other winners included the American Museum of the Moving Image for a collections-management system, and the Participatory Culture Foundation for the Miro media player. The winners were announced at the fall task-force meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information, and awards were presented by the World Wide Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee. –Josh Fischman