McGraw-Hill Education's Practice Spanish named CODiE Award Finalist

Nominated in three categories for SIIA award

Apr 02, 2015, 15:47 ET from Muzzy Lane Software

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Muzzy Lane Software today announced that Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, developed in partnership with McGraw-Hill Education, has been named a finalist in three categories for the SIIA's 2015 CODiE Awards.  Practice Spanish places college students in a fictional town in Colombia where they interact with local residents and complete quests using the native language.

"We're grateful for the recognition and delighted that McGraw-Hill asked us to apply our design and development skills to help their talented team bring this product to market," said Bert Snow, vice president of design at Muzzy Lane.

"Personalized learning in its many forms, including games and data-driven instruction, represents one of the best tools we have to make learning more engaging and effective," said Michael Ryan, vice president of products at McGraw-Hill Education's Higher Ed group. "With McGraw-Hill Practice games like Practice Spanish and Practice Marketing, we've tapped into the way today's students learn most successfully in order to create more immersive experiences that improve results."

Practice Spanish: Study Abroad is an award finalist in three categories:

Best ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution
Best Game-based Curriculum Solution
Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution

SIIA members review and vote for CODiE nominees from April 3 until April 10, 2015.  The winners will be announced at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco on May 4, 2015.

The SIIA CODiE Awards have recognized more than one thousand software and information companies for achieving excellence.

About Muzzy Lane Software
Muzzy Lane Software, Inc. develops game-based learning products for K-20. The company's proprietary multiplayer technology platform allows games to be developed once and delivered on Mac, Windows, Web, iPad, and Android devices. Muzzy Lane's cloud-based back end service distributes content, integrates with learning management systems for single-sign-on and assessment, and hosts games.

About McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. McGraw-Hill Education has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in nearly 60 languages.


Chris Parsons, Muzzy Lane Software, 978-394-0319,  
Brian Belardi, McGraw-Hill Education, 646-766-2951,

Photo -

SOURCE Muzzy Lane Software