Announces “This is My Classroom” Video Contest and Chance to Win $1,000

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“Online learning frees students from the restrictive time and location requirements of traditional classrooms,” said Katrina Boydon, Executive Editor of

Today announced its This Is My Classroom Video Contest, which has a top prize of $1,000 and four runner-up prizes of $100. The video contest calls for contestants to showcase a non-traditional learning environment demonstrating how online courses allow them to learn anytime, anyplace, anywhere, while maintaining a passion for the outdoors, a job, family or other personal commitments.

“Online learning frees students from the restrictive time and location requirements of traditional classrooms that often prevent working adults, stay-at-home moms and other non-traditional students from access to higher education,” said Katrina Boydon, Executive Editor of

Enrollment in online education courses is growing at more than 14 times the rate of traditional higher education enrollments and according to the Sloan Consortium, more than 4.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online course during the fall 2008 term. More revealing is that one in four college and/or university students now completes at least one online course.

The video contest is open to all residents of the United States 18 and older, regardless of student status. The winner will receive the grand prize of $1,000 and four other finalists will receive $100 each.

The This Is My Classroom video competition will exhibit the multiple ways in which individuals take control of their learning environment and declare their independence from the tyranny of traditional classrooms, demonstrating the unique places and ways in which they study.

Videos must be less than two minutes in length. Five finalists will be selected from the 25 videos with the most views on the YouTube Channel; however, finalists will be chosen based on creativity and relevance, in addition to popularity.

Videos must be submitted between May 10 and June 28. The Judging Panel will review the top 25 videos beginning June 29, 2010 and will announce the top five videos on July 12, 2010. The general public will vote for the grand prize winner through July 26, 2010. The grand prize video and the four runner-up videos can be viewed on and the YouTube Channel.

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