Project Website: http://www.projectharmony.am/swc Project Description Project Harmony-Armenia announces the Armenia School Connectivity Program (ASCP) School Website Competition (SWC) 2003. The competition is open to all schools involved in the Armenia School Connectivity Program network.
The competition continues the highlighting of activities of Armenian schools and communities and promoting the development of online educational resources in Armenian language.
Objectives The ASCP SWC 2003 will
Encourage the creation of information resources for secondary education in Armenia
Further Internet based initiatives in the filed of education
Develop skills in information and communication technology
Present and promote resources created by students and teachers
Highlight skills and knowledge received during trainings1 and consultations provided by ASCP
Facilitate communication between Armenian schools and institutions
Participants All schools connected to the ASCP network are automatically eligible for participation in the competition. However, there is a registration process. Schools should be registered to be involved in the voting process.
Jury members are representatives of governmental, local, international, non-profit, and commercial organizations.
General Process The competition will be implemented through two rounds.
The first round
Five websites-winners will be announced on December 5, 2003
Website Judging Criteria
The information presented on the website should be relevant to Armenian school life, students and teachers activities, the school administration and the ICC.
Innovation and unique aspects, which differentiate one site from others, will be looked upon in favor.
Language and Accuracy
Armenian language is strongly encouraged. Other languages are a plus.
Accuracy will be evaluated across all languages available on the website. Accuracy refers to correct content and proper grammar.
Art and Design
Creativity, originality and appropriateness of the design to the content of the website are important elements.
Technology and User-friendliness
The quality of images, graphics, and layout is an important element. Graphics used for viewing should be lightweight and easily accessible.
The website should have a clear and coherent structure. Visitors should be able to easily access the various pages, links and information the website offers.
Student and teacher involvement in the website development is strongly recommended. Acknowledgement to responsible students and/or teachers should be made on the page created or support by them as part of the cooperative site development approach. Cooperation between ICC and school administration is encouraged. Such cooperation and working methods can be shown in the website by separate sections and links to web pages/websites.
Only ASCP schools, registered for participation in the competition are eligible to compete.
Evaluation During the first round of the competition jury members will rate each website using 10 point scale.
During the second round of the competition jury members will vote for top five websites from total 22.
All ratings will be implemented in an online mode and automatically send to Project Harmony-Armenia office.
Prizes The prize list will be announced in the beginning of December.
Contact Info For further information, please reply to
Project Harmony-Armenia Web Development Specialist, Yelena Hovhannisyan
1 Training aspects of the ASCP are parts of ongoing process and include technical and pedagogical components. Trainings are first provided for those who will staff the centers as a train the trainers program. Once ICC staff has received training, they are responsible for training other educators and students from the district’s school. Web Design training includes graphical creation in Photoshop, simple frame-by-frame animation, HTML and Macromedia Dreamweaver.