Recently recognized as the Best Education Solution by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), Thinkronize, Inc., was today awarded a 2007 BESSIE Award in the Teacher Tools: Best Search Engine category for the company´s safe educational search engine, netTrekker d.i. This honor marks the 20th industry award for Thinkronize in just five years.
The BESSIE Awards are given by the ComputED Learning Center, San Diego´s leading computer education resource, to honor the best in the field of education software. The BESSIES target original, content-rich Web sites and software that aid both parents and teachers with the tools to help children achieve academic excellence.
"We are devoted to making high-quality educational resources available to all students within a safe and secure environment," said Christine Willig, President of Thinkronize. "We are honored to be recognized for netTrekker d.i., a tool that can truly impact student achievement and serve an integral role in instructional planning."
Thinkronize is a leading developer of safe, Web-based K-12 educational products. The company is dedicated to enhancing the education of today´s youth with highly-effective technologies that deliver the rich educational value of the Internet to every child in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. Its flagship product, netTrekker d.i., is the #1 search engine in K-12 schools and is currently used in over 17,000 schools nationwide, serving more than 9.3 million students in all 50 states.
Knowledge Delivery Systems Named Best Professional Development Solution
Software and Information Industry Association Honors KDS with 2007 CODiE Award
New York, NY (April 30, 2007)–Knowledge Delivery Systems, Inc. (KDS), an innovative provider of online professional development courses designed for K-12 educators, announced today that it has won the prestigious 2007 CODiE Award for Best Professional Development Solution. The CODiE Award is presented each year by the SIIA, which utilizes both journalist and peer-company reviews to identify the leaders and innovators in the software, digital content and education technology industries.
KDS provides educators with convenient, affordable and self-paced, video-based online courses for continuing education, in-service, or graduate credits towards salary differentials and career advancement.
"We are thrilled that the quality of our online courses has been recognized by industry experts," said Tom Gilbert, president and CEO of KDS. "This honor further validates the decision by departments of education in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago to contract with KDS to provide high-quality, dynamic e-learning lectures to thousands of educators across the country."
"I applaud KDS for winning this year´s CODiE Award for Best Professional Development Solution," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "The software and information industry continues to move at a break-neck pace. Being recognized by your peers for getting to and staying at the head of the pack in such a dynamic environment is a major accomplishment, and it is one of the reasons why the CODiE Awards hold such a special place in our industry."
About Knowledge Delivery Systems
KDS empowers schools worldwide with dynamic online staff development programs accessible on-demand. The platform delivers engaging video-based lectures from nationally renowned educators, providing interactive discussion forums, blogs, note-taking, study guides, and additional educational resources. The built-in Learning Management System furnishes instant accountability through user-tracking, assessment, comprehensive reporting, and exportable aggregate data. Thousands of educators across the US have qualified for salary increases by completing KDS online courses. For more information, please visit www.kdsi.org.
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 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.