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Press Release: itslearning Wins 2014 SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution
BOSTON – May 13, 2014 — itslearning (www.itslearning.net), developers of the leading K-12 learning management system of the same name, today announced that it has won an SIIA CODiE Award for the Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced itslearning as one of 31 CODiE Award winners for 2014 in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed tech companies is an especially prestigious honor; each award winner is selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.
Designed specifically for the K-12 sector, itslearning is currently used by more than 4 million educators, students and parents worldwide. The media-rich personalized 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, activities and assessments with students and parents via personalized dashboards. The interactive online learning platform also provides teachers with real-time reporting based on state and Common Core standards to guide their instruction – anytime, anywhere, on any device and all on a single and secure sign-on. 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 is dedicated to shaping, supporting and managing a more personalized learning environment for 21st Century Learners,” said itslearning Chief Executive Officer, Travis Willard. “Alongside new educational standards, ubiquitous technology and accountability measures are transforming the educational landscape. With itslearning in place, schools and districts can easily meet these mandates efficiently and effectively – and we’re thrilled the judges recognized that when they reviewed our solution.”
“SIIA’s 2014 Education CODiE Award winners’ are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there,” said SIIA Vice President for the Education Division Karen Billings. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.”
For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/.
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, Atlanta, 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 700 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.
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA 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.
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