Miller & Levine Biology Digital Path Curriculum Earns Finalist Honors in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

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Online Version of Pearson's Bestselling High School Biology Program Honored in Best Science Instructional Solution Category

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Recognition as a finalist in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards reinforces our belief that technology can help all students learn the big ideas and concepts of this important field of science - regardless of their learning style or ability.

Miller & Levine Biology™ Digital Path from Pearson is a finalist in the 2010 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The innovative online digital curriculum from the nation's bestselling high school biology program is a finalist in the Best Science Instructional Solution category.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. The comprehensive review process of nominated products included intense scrutiny by subject matter experts, education industry analysts, journalists and specialists in the implementation of education technology.

With the Miller & Levine Biology Digital Path, thousands of students across the country are taking a virtual journey and living the science experience. Named for its two internationally renowned scientist-authors, Ken Miller and Joe Levine, this innovative program takes a bold approach to science instruction, combining the power of new technology with a proven foundation of academic success.

"Miller & Levine Biology Digital Path gives teachers powerful tools for personalizing learning and engaging students with multimedia learning experiences that allow them to experience what a scientist does when exploring the rainforest or studying infectious diseases," said Lynda Cloud, Pearson's Senior Vice President for Science. "Recognition as a finalist in the 2010 SIIA CODiE Awards reinforces our belief that technology can help all students learn the big ideas and concepts of this important field of science - regardless of their learning style or ability."

Through, students meet their partners on this science adventure - a team of "ecogeeks" who have created real experiences, infusing curriculum topics with a new relevance for students. Described by Levine as "science reality TV," "Untamed Science" offers the perfect blend of energy, enthusiasm and solid scientific knowledge. Biology students enjoy exploring their world as they embark on real-life science video adventures with these young and infectious "ecogeeks."

The program's dynamic digital path offers students and teachers a wealth of other engaging activities and information, including complete online student and teacher editions of the textbooks, editable worksheets, interactive study guides, fun science games and online assessments.

Pearson had 13 education finalists in the CODiE Awards this year, leading the prestigious competition. Pearson's innovative ed-tech solutions for schools, colleges and universities are recognized across the awards program's education categories, honoring the company's worldwide leadership in harnessing technology to personalize and improve learning. Pearson's 13 finalists were chosen from more than 327 education nominations submitted by 124 companies.

In addition to Miller & Levine Biology™ Digital Path, the company's products moving on to the next round of competition are CourseConnect™, eCollege (now known as Pearson LearningStudio), Mastering Platform, MathXL® for School, MyCourse, MyMathLab, MyWritingLab, myWorld Geography™, Prentice Hall Literature Online (PHLitOnline) and PowerSchool.

In the next step of the CODiE Awards process, Miller & Levine Biology™ Digital Path will now be voted on by the entire SIIA membership to determine the winners in each category. The 2010 CODiE Awards will be announced at the 2010 Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 24.

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Kate Miller, Pearson, 800-745-8489, kate.miller(at)pearson(dot)com
Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049, lwolfe(at)lwolfe(dot)com


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