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OPENPediatrics Named a Winner of 2017 Open Education Awards for Excellence

OPENPediatrics, a free and open-access learning platform for pediatric clinicians, is pleased to announce that we have been named one of the winners of the 2017 Open Education

Awards for Excellence by the Open Education Consortium. The Open Education Awards for Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the Open Education community. These awards recognize distinctive Open Educational Resources, Open Projects & Initiatives, as well as exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide.

The Open Education Awards for Excellence offers awards in two categories, Open Educational Resources Awards and Project Awards. OPENPediatrics is honored to have been named the winner of the Creative Innovation Award within the Project Awards category for our new social learning platform. The Creative Innovation award recognizes new approaches to Open Education and ideas or solutions that substantially improve the discoverability, presentation, usability, accessibility or availability of open resources or learning opportunities in education.

In June of 2016, OPENPediatrics launched a new version of our website designed to support mobile browsing, provide users with a more personalized experience and offer an improved library feature. The OPENPediatrics library contains more than 350 videos on aspects of pediatric care, many with printable PDF summaries that can be used as bedside references. Medical calculators are available that provide quick and easy resources for clinicians to help guide clinical care. Also offered in the library are medical animations and illustrations available for non-commercial download and use. The new website also allows users to browse the content by topic or media type, and provides powerful search and filter features.