SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.. April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- e2020, Inc., earned four 2011 BESSIE Awards for its online English Language Arts 9, Algebra I, Environmental Science, and MS Civics, Government and Economics course offerings. The four online middle and high school course entries were selected as award recipients after meeting the award program's criteria for quality of design, curriculum content, and outstanding multimedia technology.
According to the judges, the strength of each course was its delivery – in a Virtual Classroom Suite, a virtual teacher gives video presentations, and the learning environment uses high-quality animations and simulations. All courses developed by e2020, Inc., utilize a research-based instructional strategy model to help students succeed; elements include vocabulary, online content, journals, direct instruction video lecture, lab activity, practice/homework, and assessments.
"Being recognized for our rigorous online courseware and robust instructional strategy model is incredibly gratifying," said Gene Storz, CEO of e2020, Inc. "Our Virtual Classroom Suite allows us to offer customizable eLearning programs that align with Common Core State Standards, helping schools meet the needs of students in traditional, blended and online settings."
The 17th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) were sponsored by the ComputED Gazette and Computer Learning Lab, San Diego's leading computer education resource. Targeting innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence, the program selects winners from titles submitted by digital resource publishers from around the world.
About e2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc., (education2020) is a leading provider of core and elective instruction in a virtual school setting for students in grades 6-12, creating innovative, rigorous, standards-aligned courseware and online virtual instruction programs to help students recover and accrue credits for graduation and prepare for state, end-of-course, and standardized exams. e2020, Inc.'s web-based model, teacher-led video delivery, and innovative instructional approach offer engaging and individualized virtual online instruction solutions to public and private schools for use in traditional classrooms, blended school, and online programs. e2020, Inc., has implementations in 39 states with over 800 school districts and 2500+ schools served. Founded in 1998, last year e2020, Inc., provided courses for more than 335,000 students. For more information, visit www.education2020.com.
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