BOSTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- itslearning (www.itslearning.net), maker of the personalized learning management platform of the same name, today announced that it was named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution. The company was the winner of this category in 2014. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 85 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.
This year's program features 28 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. New this year, top awards in three overall Education categories will also be presented. Overall categories include Best PK-12 Solution, Best Postsecondary Solution, and Best Education Solution. All winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation's leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 5. The announcement will also be live streamed.
"Everywhere one turns, whether it is the instructional approach or the management of the materials to be used, technology is at the heart of the 21st century classroom," said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning. "And when it comes to the notion of personalizing the learning environment for students, it's our technology solution at itslearning that is helping teachers and students to make such an individualized environment possible. We are so gratified to be recognized again for the innovative solution we offer."
Designed specifically for the K-12 sector, the itslearning platform's seamless integration with existing systems creates a user-friendly interface that gives teachers a way to share instructional resources, assignments and activities, and assessments with students and parents via personalized dashboards. At the same time, students have the power to decide how they learn as the solution automatically adapts to support learning styles that offer the best opportunities for success. A proprietary "standards mastery and recommendation engine" facilitates remediation, acceleration and review by automating the recommendation of resources and activities based upon standards mastery assessments. The recommendations are also tailored specifically to the individual learning styles of each student – regardless of age, ability level, interests or special requirements.
"This year's finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 157 products," said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Network. "I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit."
Details about each finalist are listed at siia.net/codies/2015/finalists.asp.
Designed for teachers and how they want to teach, itslearning is a cloud-based learning platform used by millions of teachers, students, administration staff and parents around the world. It can be found at all levels of education, from primary schools to universities, helping teachers make education more inspiring and valuable for today's students. At itslearning, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of education. More than 20 percent of our employees have worked as teachers, and we can often be found in the classroom, learning from teachers. We provide a full range of services, from simple training sessions to full-scale implementation projects. Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and has offices in multiple locations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.itslearning.net.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net. The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.