eSchool News, a publisher of K-12 ed-tech news and information, has named Odysseyware as a winner of its 2014-15 Readers’ Choice Awards, honoring the best products and services in educational technology as chosen by readers.

Odysseyware, a leading provider of online, multimedia-enriched K-12 curriculum, was one of 50 winners of the prestigious award, chosen from hundreds of submissions. The curriculum provider offers online courses in every core school subject, as well as Career and Technical Education courses to help students prepare for life after graduation.

“It’s an incredible honor to win such a highly respected industry award, especially knowing the winners were chosen by educators and administrators,” said Beth TeGrotenhuis, the president of Odysseyware and CEO of its parent company, Glynlyon. “We love our customers and are always thinking about ways to improve our products for them, so it’s very nice to see that they love us just as much!”

More than 1,300 educators and administrators from K-12 schools and districts across North America nominated their favorite ed-tech products or services this past spring; to maintain the integrity of the program, nominations from vendors were not accepted.

When submitting nominations, educators were asked to describe how they were using each product to improve teaching, learning, or school administration—and to what effect.

The result “is a list of ed-tech products and services that have proven to be effective,” said Editorial Director Dennis Pierce. “We hope readers will find this information valuable as they consider what technologies they should use in their own schools.”

The winners and honorable mentions are recognized in a special feature published in the August 2014 edition of eSchool News, as well as on This special feature highlights the winning products and services and includes comments from readers about why each entry deserves the award.

To read more about this year’s 50 award winners and the 30 ed-tech products recognized with “Honorable Mention” status, go to

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