WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2014) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced winners of the 2014 CODiE™ Awards in education categories during a special awards reception and dinner, held during SIIA’s annual Education Industry Summit. Overall, 31 winners were recognized for their products and services deployed specifically for the education market.

All of the nominated education products and services were first reviewed by a group of tech-savvy educators from across the nation, whose evaluations determined 146 finalists. SIIA members then reviewed these finalists and voted to select 31 CODiE Award winners, listed here by category, company, and product/service:

Best Classroom Management Solution
ClassLink, Inc.
LaunchPad Suite

Best Education Reference Solution
Credo Reference
Literati School

Best Student Assessment Solution
Edmentum’s Study Island

Best Learning Game
ExploreLearning Reflex

Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
Global eTraining
GeT Interactive

Best Collaboration Solution for Students
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Best Solution for Special Needs Students
Inclusive Technology Ltd
ChooseIt! Maker 3

Best Professional Learning Solution for Education
Insight Education Group

Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution
itslearning, Inc.

Best Science/Health Instructional Solution
JASON Learning, National Geographic Society
JASON Expedition Center

Best Education Cloud-Based Solution
JASON Learning, National Geographic Society
JASON Expedition Center

Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas

Best K-12 Enterprise Solution
The Learnosity Publisher Toolkit

Best Campus Academic Management Solutions

Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators
Promethean Inc. (USA)
Promethean Planet

Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution

Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution
VINCI Curriculum

Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution
Schoology, Inc.

Best Cross-Curricular Solution
SharpSchool K-12 Website Solution

Best Mathematics Instructional Solution
Think Through Learning
Think Through Math

Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution
Tutor.com for Higher Education

Best Postsecondary Learning Solution
uCertify LABS

Best Educational App for a Mobile Device
Vernier Software & Technology – Software Division
Graphical Analysis for iPad

Best Project-Centered Learning Solution
World Wide Workshop

Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Analytics

Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution
IntroStats Online

Best Use of Video to Support Students Learning
Delmar Cengage Learning
Health Care Career Exploration Learning Lab

Best Virtual Learning Solution
McGraw-Hill Education
Onboard for Advanced Placement

Three top winners were also announced during the awards ceremony:

Best K-12 Solution
Schoology, Inc.

Best Postsecondary Solution
Blackboard, Inc.
Blackboard Analytics

Best Education Solution
Schoology, Inc.

“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 SIIA
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 CODiE™ Awards
The 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.

About the Author:

Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.