NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a leading innovator in teaching and learning products and services for 21st century postsecondary and higher education markets worldwide, today announced that its industry-leading digital learning solutions have been selected as finalists for the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 2012 CODiE Awards in educational technology.
The CODiE Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes excellence in software development in the software industry, is the only peer-recognition program of its kind.
The McGraw-Hill Higher Education offerings selected as finalists are:
- McGraw-Hill LearnSmart, the industry's first and most sophisticated adaptive study tool, was selected both for Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution and for Best Cross-Curricular Solution. LearnSmart, which has been shown to increase course knowledge by adaptively assessing students' skill and knowledge levels to track which topics they have mastered and which require further instruction and practice, can be used as a component of McGraw-Hill Connect®, the industry-leading web-based learning management system for higher education.
- McGraw-Hill Blackboard Building Block, McGraw-Hill Connect's online integration solution for Blackboard, was selected for Best Cross-Curricular Solution. With its first-ever integration with Blackboard in 2010, McGraw-Hill Education has led the industry in offering course integration services across all tools and platforms, whether they are proprietary to a publisher, school or other provider.
- Tegrity Campus, the only cloud-based, fully automated and searchable lecture capture solution proven to improve student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across institutions, was chosen as a finalist for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution.
- Practice Marketing™, a revolutionary online, 3-D, multiplayer marketing simulation game, was selected for Best Education Game or Simulation.
"We are honored to receive this important recognition from the Software and Information Industry Association," said Brian Kibby, president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education. "By personalizing the learning experience, digital technology has the power to dramatically increase student engagement, retention and achievement and enable professors to do what they do best: provide rich, meaningful instruction. We are proud to be acknowledged for our experience, innovation and expertise in the higher education industry and delivering solutions that facilitate instruction and contribute significantly to positive learning outcomes."
In the K-12 sector, McGraw-Hill Education offerings were also selected as finalists for awards across multiple categories: McGraw-Hill Everyday Mathematics™, McGraw-Hill Spark!, McGraw-Hill Networks™ and McGraw-Hill Instant Science™.
The winners are scheduled to be announced on May 7th at the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco, Calif.
For more information, visit: http://www.siia.net/codies/2012/default.asp
About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit http://www.mheducation.com/.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 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 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.
SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education