MyLiteratureLab Selected as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

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Personalized Online Learning Program for Colleges and Universities Honored in Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution Category

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MyLiteratureLab, Pearson's personalized, online literature program for colleges and universities, is a finalist in the 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The web-based homework and tutorial program is honored in the prestigious competition's Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution category.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. Nominated products undergo an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and other respected authorities in education technology.

"MyLiteratureLab offers access to the greatest range of literature tools and resources available online today, and the beauty of the program is that instructors can integrate as many or as few of its capabilities as they wish into their courses," said Paul Crockett, Director of Media and Digital Strategy for Pearson Arts and Sciences. "Having MyLiteratureLab honored as a finalist in the 2011 SIIA CODiE Awards is a tribute to its versatility and to the many different ways that online learning supports instruction at colleges and universities."

MyLiteratureLab can be personalized to suit each student's level of knowledge and used in any environment--lab-based, blended and distance learning or classroom. Instructors can easily create, import and manage online homework, quizzes and tests, all of which are automatically graded for instant feedback to students--freeing instructors to spend less time grading and more time working with their students.

Students using MyLiteratureLab learn to critically analyze literature and improve their literary research and writing. MyLiteratureLab features full-length films, interactive, guided readings of key works and a Composing space complete with a Writer's Toolkit of resources. One of the most popular features for students is 60 lectures by authors from the Pearson Longman textbook series. These narrated excerpts from well-known works of literature give students a multimedia literature learning experience.

MyLiteratureLab's ebook feature enables a professor to attach notes to a reading to help students analyze a work. And, students who struggle with reading Shakespeare have their experience broadened by watching Hamlet and Othello, two of the four feature-length films in MyLiteratureLab. The program also offers students help with their assignments from Pearson Tutor Services, where highly qualified online tutors carefully review their essays, reports and other writing projects and provide students with detailed feedback and advice on how to improve their writing.

For the second consecutive year, Pearson tops the list of companies with products named as CODiE finalists with 15 innovative ed-tech and information management products earning recognition. Pearson products earning finalist honors span the spectrum of today's breakthrough education and business technology products, such as learning apps, educational games, technology-driven professional development and robust systems for managing information and data. Pearson's programs are focused on college- and career-readiness and preparing students to meet the Common Core State Standards.

In addition to MyLiteratureLab, the company's products moving on to the next round of competition in this year's CODiE Awards are Calculus: Early Transcendentals (e-Book), enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions, EQUELLA, Grammar Jammers Primary Edition, Hospitality and Tourism Interactive, MyMathLab Algebra I and II, MyMathTest, MyReadingLab, myWorld Geography, PowerSchool 6.2, PowerTeacher 2.0, SuccessMaker, SuccessMaker Collaborate and Words Their Way Online Workshop.

In the next step of the CODiE Award process, MyLiteratureLab will now be voted on by the entire SIIA membership who determines the winner in each category. The CODiE Awards will be announced at the 2011 Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 23.

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