MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 12, 2011 – The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) has selected PLATO Learning as a 2011 CODiE award finalist in the Best Virtual School Solution for Students category. For 25 years the CODiE awards have recognized excellence in business software, digital content, and education technology.

“We are very excited to be recognized by an organization with the history and reputation of SIIA,” said Jamie Candee, vice president for product and marketing for PLATO. “It is gratifying to be a CODiE finalist, and the category reflects the fact that our online solutions can be optimized for virtual, as well as traditional and blended, learning environments.”

The Best Virtual School Solution for Students category recognizes the educational solution that best delivers courses or degree programs online. The review criteria are in the following categories: Delivery and Implementation; Visual Interface; Usability; Content; Instructional Design; Management; Technology; Support; and Overall Assessment.

About PLATO Learning, Inc.
PLATO Learning is a leading provider of online instructional solutions for elementary through adult learners, offering curricula in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and life and job skills. For more information on PLATO Learning, visit www.plato.com, or contact Mary Schneider at mschneider@plato.com.

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association 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 the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.


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