Boston — March 12, 2014 — itslearning (, a leading, cloud-based K-12 digital learning management platform, announced today that it has been honored as a Cool Tool finalist in the 2014 EdTech Digest Awards program. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions and the best and brightest minds in the education and technology sector.

The Cool Tool awards recognize the best new, emerging and established technology solutions for education. This year’s program featured dozens of categories, including best new products or services, mobile (app) solutions, academic gaming solutions, emerging technologies, professional development solutions, leaders setting a trend and more. itslearning is an honoree in the learning management system category.

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.” Unlike its competitors, itslearning gives students the power to decide how they best learn and automatically adapts to support learning styles that offer the best opportunities for success.

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 assessments. The recommendations are also tailored specifically to the student – regardless of age, ability level, interests or special requirements.

“Our company is honored to be recognized by EdTech Digest as it acknowledges our position as a leader in offering one learning platform that connects all stakeholders – administrators, teachers, students and parents,” said itslearning Chief Executive Officer, Travis Willard. “It maximizes the learning potential of every student by supporting their unique learning styles; it gives teachers a powerful tool that drives opportunities for personalized instruction using a host of different teaching strategies; it gives administrators real-time data for real-time decision making; and it facilitates parental involvement in the education process.”

A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “There is a great deal of talent and quality out there, and we’re excited to recognize these Cool Tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space,” said Victor Rivero who oversees the program as editor-in-chief of EdTech Digest. “There are now thousands of startups, apps, and companies working in edtech, more than ever before. Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector to continue pushing forward a slow revolution for the benefit of future generations.”

A full list of this year’s award finalists can be found at Winners will be announced March 20.

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

About EdTech Digest
EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and notable trends in the education and technology space. Featuring movers and shakers in and around education dedicated to making a difference for our future generations, read it online at

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