SALT LAKE CITY, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced that competency-based pioneer Western Governors University (WGU) is the winner of the 2016 CODiE Award for Best Learning Relationship Management Solution for its Business of IT–Project Management course. The nonprofit, online university partnered with interactive course provider uCertify to develop the award-winning course, which is being recognized for its effectiveness.
According to the SIIA award announcement, "WGU's Project Management course on uCertify LEARN manages and facilitates student-led learning to maximize learning engagement, achievement, outcome, retention, and long-term success. The technology facilitates personalized learning and transparent relationships with student mentors, which is critical to student outcomes and long-term success."
Presented annually since 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards is a peer-reviewed program that recognizes the best in technology's products, services, and solutions in business and education. All of the nominated education technology products and services were first reviewed by a group of tech-savvy educators from across the nation, and finalists were then reviewed by SIIA members who selected the winners for the 29 different categories. The official announcement can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/kErxqT4wbjc
"This course provides an engaging environment that has a great track record of helping students retain the information and succeed in the course and beyond," said Adrian Genesir, Program Manager in WGU's College of IT.
The CODiE-winning course prepares IT students to obtain the CompTIA Project + certification and provides real-world IT project management skills. This course highlights how WGU delivers high-quality programs at a low cost by partnering with the best third-party developers to offer challenging courses.
Established in 1997 with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, WGU now serves 70,000 students nationwide and has 64,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. It has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and enabling the workforce needed in today's rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. The University's 2015 Annual Report is now available online.
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