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Press Release: itslearning Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for “Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution”
Digital Learning Management Platform Earns its Second Honor
from a Prestigious Industry Awards Program for 2014
Boston — April 8, 2014 — itslearning (www.itslearning.net), a leading, cloud-based K-12 digital learning management platform, announced today that it was named a “Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution” finalist in the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards. As the software and information industries’ premier awards program, the SIIA CODiE Awards have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. This year, the awards encompass over 80 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.
The 2014 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.
Designed specifically for the K-12 sector, itslearning enables teachers to better shape, support and manage a personalized learning environment for today’s “digitally wired students.” The platform enables student voice and choice, facilitating collaboration and self-reflection through blogs, individualized learning plans, communities and ePortfolios, all on one platform with a single and secure sign-on. itslearning also fosters student content creation and peer analysis, extending the role of the student far beyond that of a traditional “consumer.”
More than 4 million educators, students, and parents worldwide are currently using itslearning. The media-rich learning platform’s seamless integration with existing school and district systems creates a user-friendly interface that gives teachers a way to share instructional resources, assignments and activities, and assessments with students and parents via personalized dashboards. At the same time, students have the power to decide how they learn as the solution automatically adapts to support learning styles that offer the best opportunities for success. A proprietary “standards mastery and recommendation engine” facilitates remediation, acceleration and review by automating the recommendation of resources and activities based upon standards mastery. The recommendations are also tailored specifically to the student – regardless of age, ability level, interests or special requirements.
itslearning was also honored as a “cool tool” finalist in the 2014 EdTech Digest Awards program, a distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions and the best and brightest minds in the education and technology sector. The platform was an honoree in the program’s “learning management system” category.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to learn about our designation as a CODiE finalist,” said itslearning Chief Executive Officer, Travis Willard. “It supports our belief in, and dedication to, helping educators personalize, individualize and differentiate instruction for all students. itslearning is leading a paradigm shift in education to help personalize learning by allowing teachers to deliver age-appropriate interfaces, customize dashboards, create and share individual learning plans and ePortfolios, deliver educational resources that cater specifically to different learning styles, and track mastery of standards to help personalize delivery of content to students for acceleration, remediation and review.”
“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 honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”
Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalists.asp
About itslearning, Inc.
Established in 1999, itslearning is a cloud-based K-12 learning management system designed to make teaching easier, learning more engaging, and parent involvement more effective and efficient. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, itslearning has offices in Boston, London, Birmingham, Berlin, Paris, Mulhouse, Malmo, and Enscheda. For more information, visit http://www.itslearning.net.
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.
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