Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

March 03, 2010 08:30 ET

Don Tapscott Launches Two Video Challenges on How the Web is Changing our World

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -

Editors Note: A video is included with this press release.

Don Tapscott, international authority on technology and innovation, and the Flat Classroom(TM) Project are pleased to announce two global video challenges on how the social web innovates teaching, learning, collaboration, and innovation for the 21st century.

The Net Gen Education Challenge is a call for ideas to shape the future of education.

The MacroWikinomics Challenge calls for ideas on how to fix the world's institutions-like business, government, social service, and the institutional thinking that prohibits creative problem solving.

"We're looking for ideas on how to innovate education, business and social service for relevance and effectiveness for the 21st century. We look forward to all the submissions," said Don Tapscott.

Grand Prize Winners for the The Net Gen Education Challenge and the MacroWikinomics Challenge will receive US$1,000 and a one-hour webinar with Don Tapscott to include members of the winner's organization or school. Each of the ten finalists will receive a personalized signed copy of Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott and a personalized signed copy of Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams.

Don Tapscott also invites people to nominate any school within the K-12 range for the eChalk School Prize, a prize that awards a school anywhere in the world with eChalk's Anytime Package - a suite of online communication and collaboration tools pioneered specifically for teachers, students and parents - for one year. The prize includes a school website, group and class webpages and workspaces, safe email accounts for faculty, staff and students, and parent access accounts - all in one place to support learning. The winner of the eChalk School Prize will be determined by the school that receives the most votes.

Join Don Tapscott and the online community to discuss the impact of emerging trends and technologies in building a sustainable future. Video submissions and school nominations will be accepted from March 1 to May 10, 2010. Learn more at

About Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on business strategy, with an emphasis on how information technology changes business, government and society. He is the author or co-author of 13 widely read books, including Wikinomics, which was the best-selling management book in the United States in 2007 and has been translated into 22 languages, and the co-author of the upcoming book, MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World. He is chairman of nGenera Insight for which he directs several of nGenera Insight's research and education programs, serving a marquee list of Global 2000 customers. Tapscott is also an adjunct professor at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

About the Flat Classroom Project

The Flat Classroom(TM) Project is a global collaborative project that joins together middle and senior high school students. This project is part of the emerging trend in internationally-aware schools to embrace a holistic and constructivist educational approach to work collaboratively with others around the world in order to create students who are competitive and globally-minded. The project was co-founded by Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, USA) and Julie Lindsay (Beijing (BISS) International School, China) in 2006.

About eChalk

eChalk helps school leaders, teachers, students and parents safely use the web to connect to the people and information they need to make learning successful. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in New York City, eChalk hopes that by communicating and collaborating more effectively among all of their stakeholders, K-12 school communities can better support and reach teaching and learning goals. eChalk is an instructional support system that streamlines access to information and people in one secure, integrated and scalable online environment for everyone in a given school, district, region or state. eChalk is available as a web-delivered software-as-a-service or as a locally-hosted enterprise solution.

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