The Office of Information Systems of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Education recently, announced the winners of the republican contest 'E-education'. The competition was conducted in two directions, 'Internet Technologies in Education' and 'E-learning resources in the modern school.' Winners were announced along the categories including Internet Resources in Education and Blogs of teachers. By direction of the 'Internet Technology in Education', two-stage voting was taken by the jury formed by the Ministry of Education. About 810 projects were presented at the contest. About 89 were chosen. Laptops and other special awards were given to the winners of each of the five nominations received.
The contest, which is one of the main areas of the 'Year of the ICT in Education' declared by the Ministry in 2010, was held within the state program on informatisation of the education system in 2008-2012 with the support of Microsoft Azerbaijan, Intel, AZEDUNET, Ultra, Azerfon-Vodafone, HP and organization 'Madad'. The objective of the contest was to enhance the use of digitised educational resources and technologies for imparting education, spreading awareness amongst masses, identifying new types of Internet for educational purposes as well as encourage teachers to actively use information technologies in education.