The online courseware provider earns prestigious education industry recognition for ‘opening doors for learners of all ages’
(CHANDLER, AZ) April 27, 2016 —Odysseyware, a leading provider of dynamic and customizable online courses for K-12 education, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the category of Best Learning Capacity-BuildingSolution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for more than 30 years. Odysseyware was named as one of 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.
“It is a high honor for Odysseyware to be recognized by the SIIA CODiE awards among so many innovative companies,” said Beth TeGrotenhuis, Odysseyware’s president and the CEO of its parent company, Glynlyon. “The nomination provides strong validation that we are providing districts with the innovative tools they need to help students achieve their goals while providing completely customizable curriculum and flexibility to educators across the nation.”
CODiE winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at the Education Industry Symposium, the nation’s leading education technology conference, in Denver on July 26. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner.
“Every year the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They’re opening doors for learners of all ages.” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA.
Odysseyware empowers teachers with unprecedented flexibility to customize entire courses— including individual lessons, projects, and quizzes—to better serve the students learning experience. Odysseyware works to transform schools by rethinking credit recovery and harnessing the power of competency-based learning, student choice, and customization.
Details about each CODiE finalist are listed here.
Headquartered in Chandler, AZ, Odysseyware is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Completely web-based, Odysseyware provides 21st-century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics, and professional development. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists.
SIIA is an umbrella association representing more than 800 technology, data, and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments, with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection, and government relations. For more information, visit SIIA.net.
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for more than 200 companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations, and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit SIIA.net/ETIN.
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