digita is a German educational media award. It is awarded annually at the didacta education fair . The award honors digital teaching and learning offers that are offered in German-speaking countries, that can be regarded as excellent in terms of content and form and that use digital media in an exemplary manner.
The IBI - Institute for Education in the Information Society at the TU Berlin - is the sponsor and organizer of digita .
The award has nine categories:
- "Pre-school learning"
- "Grammar School" (with the categories "Primary School", "Secondary Level I", "Upper Secondary Level II"),
- "Private learning" (with the categories "Over 6 years", "Over 10 years", "Over 16 years"),
- "Vocational training" (with the branches "Training", "Further training", "Studies"),
- "Didactic tools",
- "Diagnostics and funding planning",
- "Organizational Management",
- "Promotion Prize" (for private, non-commercial providers) and
- "Special Price".
Assessment and nomination
In a pre-selection, at least two reports are prepared for all products, which, among other things, check whether the requirements of the catalog of criteria are met. In the event of disagreement between the reviewers, a third report is issued.
The digita jury decides on the nomination of the products at its own discretion and selects a winner per category or division from the nominated products.
The jury consists of members of the sponsors and experts from educational administration, science and business who are appointed by the sponsors.
The German educational media prize digita is under the patronage of representatives of educational policy, which changes every year - usually the education or culture minister of the federal state in which the educational fair didacta (location of the award ceremony) takes place.
From 1995 until the 2007 competition round, the digita operated under the name “German Educational Software Prize”. The organizers justified the renaming with the fact that more and more so-called hybrid offers or learning systems with a combination of conventional media and educational software were submitted for the competition, which the term “educational software” no longer did justice.
- 10 products awarded "digita 2015" Article on bildungsklick.de for the 20th digita award ceremony on February 26, 2015
- Heise news article from March 1, 2005 awarded the educational software prize digita 2005
- digita website
- IBI website