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|ExploreLearning Gizmos Earn Finalist Honors in Three Categories from Software & Information Industry Association|
|CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 4, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ExploreLearning, a business unit of Voyager Learning Company (Pink Sheets: VLCY), announced today that for the fourth straight year, the company is an SIIA CODiE Awards finalist. The company received finalist honors for Best K-12 Instructional Solution, Best Math Instructional Solution and Best Science Instructional Solution.
Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards are given each year by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), utilizing both journalist and peer-company reviews to identify the leaders and innovators in over 70 categories across the software, digital content and education technology industries.
"We are extremely excited to be recognized again this year," said Dave Shuster, Ph.D., founder and publisher of ExploreLearning. "Our team works extremely hard to make ExploreLearning.com the premier destination for math and science simulations for grades 3 through 12. This honor from our peers in the SIIA is very gratifying."
According to SIIA President Ken Wasch, "The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement. All the companies on this year's list of CODiE Finalists should feel justifiably proud of their accomplishment in making it to this stage, and have much excitement to look forward to regarding the upcoming CODiE Awards voting!"
Recipients of the 2009 CODiE Awards will be announced at a gala event on May 5, 2009, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. To view a complete list of CODiE Award Education category finalists visit: http://www.siia.net/codies/2009/finalist_list.asp.
ExploreLearning.com is home to the world's largest library of interactive, online simulations for math and science in grades 3-12. With more than 450 Gizmos online, ExploreLearning's growing base of inquiry-based learning materials provides a powerful enhancement to the way teachers teach and students learn. Gizmos bring research-proven instructional strategies to classrooms in all 50 U.S. states, and in 23 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.explorelearning.com.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For more information, visit www.siia.net.