BOSTON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning's Conectados learning platform received the 2016 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution. Conectados is a college-level introductory Spanish program that combines online and in-class activities to connect students with the Spanish-speaking world.
"Winning a CODiE award reaffirms our commitment to increasing student success, boosting confidence and improving learning outcomes," said Jim Donohue, Chief Product Officer, Cengage Learning. "The awards honor the most innovative products and companies in the education industry, and we are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts to improve the learning experience for all students."
Conectados' personalized learning environment reduces student anxiety around learning a foreign language through engaging listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. Students use interactive digital content to enhance learning, including: embedded videos, audio files, grammar tutorials and self-tests. They can record and listen to their voice to ensure proper pronunciation, as well as record messages to share in the discussion area allowing for peer-to-peer interaction. All materials are connected through a five-step learning path.
The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education and software industry. The program has been honoring top products, apps and services in business software, education and digital content for more than 30 years. For more information on the awards and this year's winners, visit https://www.siia.net/codie/.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 different countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world. www.cengage.com.
Chloe Ryan, Cengage Learning
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