Odysseyware, leading provider of online curriculum and blended learning today announced that it’s platform was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for both the Best K12 Course Management Solution and Best Instructional in Other Curriculum Areas. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.
This year’s program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 13.
Odysseyware is one of the most prolific curriculum developers in the educational industry, with new courses introduced every year. In addition to launching their new student experience platform earlier this year, Odysseyware has grown their course offerings including their CTE portfolio. Founded on research-based education models, Odysseyware curriculum reaches digital natives and students who are often challenged within the constraints of the traditional classroom. Odysseyware offers students a fully customizable, web-based curriculum accessible from anywhere at any time.
“Every student should be given the right tools for them to succeed, at Odysseyware we pride ourselves on creating content that does just that,” commented Beth TeGrotenhuis, the president and COO of Odysseyware’s parent company, Glynlyon. “Being recognized by such a prestigious organization, and in two separate CODiE categories, is a great honor for us.”
“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to honouring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”
Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 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.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Odysseyware is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Completely web-based, Odysseyware provides 21st century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics and professional development. More than 300,000 students across the United States have connected with self-directed learning through Odysseyware. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists. To learn more, visit www.odysseyware.com or call 877.795.8904.