Richmond, Virginia, U.S. – April 15, 2013 – SoftChalk, LLC, a leading developer of content authoring solutions for e-Learning, today announced the three winners and honorable mentions for its annual Lesson Challenge.

The Lesson Challenge, an online contest that runs from November through January each year, gives SoftChalk enthusiasts a chance to show off the innovative content they have created with SoftChalk’s content authoring solutions. All entries are required to be uploaded and shared by their author on SoftChalk Cloud, SoftChalk’s learning object repository and content authoring platform.

The entries are reviewed by a panel of leading online educators and scored using a Quality Matters judging rubric with specific categories including lesson creativity, professionalism, interactivity, and how well the lesson reinforces student learning.

This year’s winning lessons include the 1st place grand-prize winner, Anna Raumaker of College of the Mainland with a lesson titled Little Things Mean a Lot, the 2nd place prize winner, Alli Houston of Georgia Virtual Schools with Advanced Web Design, and the 3rd place winner, Joshua Farquharson of Allied Health Tools LLC with a lesson titled Physical Examination: Body Positioning.

Five honorable mentions were also selected. Judy Macdonald of St. Petersburg College with a lesson titled, SPC-ELL: Identifying Parts of Speech; Karen Waggoner of Midland College with Waggoner – PLATE TECTONICS; Robert Hiles of Newport-Mesa Unified School District with Module 5L; Samita Ghoshal of University of Houston Downtown with Human Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 4; and Jennifer Gray of Austin Community College with Distance Learning Instruction Series.

Sue Evans, SoftChalk CEO said, “We look forward to the lesson challenge each year. It’s exciting to see the innovative ways educators are using SoftChalk to create engaging, online learning content that inspires students. Each year the caliber of lessons and eCourses submitted improve so it’s been increasingly more difficult for the judging panel to pick just three winners and honorable mentions!”

For more information and to view the winning lessons, visit the 2013 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Winner Showcase.
About SoftChalk, LLC

SoftChalk, LLC is an award-winning provider of e-learning software for worldwide education and business institutions. Specializing in the development of intuitive, easy-to-use tools, SoftChalk products allow instructors to create powerful and professional-looking content for e-learning and smart classrooms in K-12, higher education and corporate training. For more information, visit http://www.softchalk.com.

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