Thanks to your votes for nominations and first round of voting, College-Cram is a finalist for this year's awards in the "How To" category. Mashable recognizes social networking websites in various categories in its annual awards competition. College-Cram is nominated as "How-To" since Mashable doesn't feature a "social learning" category (yet). In fact, College-Cram.com is the only social learning site in the Open Web Awards competition this year, and it will take the help of students on campuses around the world to put them over the top in the final round of voting.
Social learning is a mashup of social networking and educational resources. Many websites offer tools or frameworks that help students organize themselves, but a true social learning site also has actual academic help for students trying to pass their courses. College-Cram is a true social learning site. Rudy Lopes, (VP of Operations) said “Maybe if we win, next year they will add a social learning category. That would be a good thing.”
You can vote once per day for each email address you have. When you submit your vote you receive an emailed confirmation link to complete the vote. College-Cram.com made it easy to vote by pre-filling the form to the left – just add your email address and click submit.
If you are concerned about giving out your email addresses (and you should be), we voted last year and heard nary a peep back all year. This is administered by PollDaddy – the same folks who run polls for us from time to time. We trust them or we wouldn’t be asking you to participate.”
As they say, “Vote early and vote often!” Voting runs through December 14, 2008.
UPDATE: We ended up taking second place for this award. Thanks to all who voted for us, we'll get 'em next year!