SIIA Announces CODiE™ Award Winners for Education Technology Industry

29 Innovative Products Recognized for Industry Excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2012) The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced the winners of the 2012 CODiE Awards in education technology during SIIA’s annual Ed Tech Industry Summit. Overall, 29 winners were recognized for their products and services deployed specifically for the education technology market.

All of the education technology nominated products and services were first reviewed by a group of tech-savvy educators from across the nation, whose evaluations determined 128 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 29 CODiE Award winners, listed here by category, company, and product/service:

Best Classroom Management System Wowzers Wowzers
Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution G-Cube Solutions DBS Bank – Induction Program
Best Cross-Curricular Solution Gaggle Gaggle
Best Education Community Solution ClassLink, Inc. ClassLink LaunchPad Virtual Desktop
Best Education Game or Simulation (tie) Smarty Ants, Inc. Smarty Ants
Sokikom Sokikom
Best Education Reference Solution ABC-CLIO World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy
Best Educational Use of a Device-Specific Application The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Everyday Mathematics – ePlanner Deluxe with ePresentations and eToolkit
Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device BrainPOP BrainPOP Featured Movie App
Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students Rethink Autism, Inc. Rethink Autism Website
Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas Learning.com Digital Literacy Solution
Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution McGraw-Hill Education Networks: A Social Studies Learning System
Best K-12 Enterprise Solution My Learning Plan Inc. MyLearningPlan Enterprise Solution
Best K-12 Instructional Solution ExploreLearning.com ExploreLearning Reflex
Best Mathematics Instructional Solution Apangea Learning, Inc. Apangea Math
Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management System Blackboard Inc. Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1, Service Pack 6
Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution McGraw-Hill Tegrity Campus (Lecture Capture Service)
Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution Pearson CourseConnect
Best Professional Learning Solution for Education School Improvement Network PD 360 (version 5.0)
Best Reading/English Instructional Solution ePALS, Inc. In2Books
Best Science/Health Instructional Solution Discovery Education Discovery Education Science Techbook
Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution TCI TCI
Best Student Assessment Solution Archipelago Learning Study Island Version 5.0
Best Virtual School Solution for Students Adaptive Curriculum Adaptive Curriculum

Three top winners were also chosen during the awards ceremony:

Best K-12 Solution Wowzers Wowzers
Best Postsecondary Solution McGraw-Hill Tegrity Campus (Lecture Capture Service)
Best Education Solution (three-way tie) BrainPOP BrainPOP Featured Movie App
Learning.com Digital Literacy Solution
Discovery Education Discovery Education Science Techbook

“This year’s winners reflect excellence and vision, and it was particularly exciting to see so much growth in our mobile and education gaming categories this year,” noted SIIA Vice President for the Education Division, Karen Billings. “I’m proud to congratulate these companies on their applications, products and services, and I look forward to seeing the impact they have on the K-12 and postsecondary markets.”

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2012

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 180 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About the CODiE™ Awards
The CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

Media Contacts
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 410-533-1943, lgreenback@siia.net

• Charlene Blohm, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x17, charlene@cblohm.com

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