CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 24, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ExploreLearning, a division of ProQuest Education, announced today that the company won its second straight award for Best Science Instruction Solution at the 22nd Annual Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) CODiE Awards.
"We are extremely proud that our peers have once again recognized ExploreLearning Gizmos as the best science education solution in the market. With achievement in math and science so critical to future American competitiveness, we are working very hard to provide products that make a real difference in the classroom," said Dave Shuster, Ph.D., founder and publisher of ExploreLearning. "This award is strong validation of the leadership position we have earned in K-12 education."
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 75 categories across the software, digital content and education technology industries. This year's winners were chosen from more than 1,197 nominations -- the most in the history of the award -- for the excellence of their products, services, corporate leadership and philanthropy.
"I applaud all the companies selected as winners or finalists in the 22nd annual CODiE Awards," said Ken Wasch, SIIA president. "The software and information industry continues to move at a dizzying pace, and being recognized by your peers for getting to and staying at the head of the pack in such a dynamic environment is a major accomplishment. It is one of the reasons why the CODiE Awards hold such a special place in our industry."
ExploreLearning Gizmos are the world's largest library of interactive, online simulations for math and science in grades 6-12. Gizmos catalyze research-proven instruction in classrooms across the country and they are correlated to state and national standards as well as leading textbooks. With more than 400 Gizmos online, ExploreLearning's growing base of inquiry-based learning materials provides a powerful enhancement to the way teachers teach and students learn. 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 further information, visit http://www.siia.net. A complete list of companies winning 2007 CODiE Awards is available at http://www.siia.net/codies/2007/winners.asp
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