Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Win a $2000 Educational Grant from Desire2Learn

Noah's education is extremely important to me. I always make sure he does his assignments; he follows directions and have great communication with his teachers. I know that he is extremely smart and that someday he will want to go to college. Right now, he says that he doesn't want to because he doesn't want to be away from me. I know how expensive college is now and by the time Noah is old enough to go to college, it will be so much more expensive.  He wants to be a marine biologist so, that will require a special school. It isn't something that can be taught at a community college. I know lots of parents hope that their child receives scholarships in high school for college, but unfortunately not every child can receive one. Parents have to come up with different ways to earn money or look to other scholarships and grants to provide an education for their children.  Thankfully there are companies that realize this, and offer to help by having contests to take off some of the burden. I have to tell you guys about a really cool contest for your child to win a $2,000 education grant.

Desire2Learn Incorporated is starting the summer off right with a Facebook video contest that awards the winner a $2,000 education grant. The edtech company is providing K-12 students and their families with the opportunity to win education money by simply by uploading a 30 to 60 second home video to YouTube and posting it to the Desire2Learn Facebook page. The videos of K12 students must describe their greatest lessons, achievements and accomplishments from the previous school year.

The three-step process for making a submission is easy: 
  1.  Create a 30 to 60 second video of your child where they talk about what they learned this school year and then upload it to YouTube
  2.  Go the Desire2Learn Facebook page and “Like” it; 
  3.  Submit your video, share it with your friends and family and ask them to VOTE FOR YOU!
 Contest judges will be selecting the top videos every week, which will be posted to the company Facebook page. Nominees are given easy tools to “share” their videos with their friends and family to help increase their vote totals and check their progress in the standings. Videos can be submitted to Desire2Learn’s Facebook page until July 8 and awards will be given out to noted participants on July 11.

“Desire2Learn’s core focus is to promote a lifelong learning among students of all ages,” said Desire2Learn CEO and President John Baker. “This Facebook competition is a fun way for the company to give back to the very people that inspire us every day− the learners. We wish everyone the best of luck in this contest and can’t wait to see the entries.”

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn is helping to transform the way the world learns. Providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire lifelong learners, Desire2Learn helps clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences, and is recognized for its leadership in accessibility. Desire2Learn is a global leader in cloud (SaaS) based learning solutions and provides an open and extensible platform to over 750 clients and over 10 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and the corporate sector, including the Fortune 1000. Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore.

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I hope you all enter; I can’t wait to see your videos!

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