Innovative eBook, Briggs/Cochran Calculus, Honored as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

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Briggs/Cochran Calculus, an innovative eBook from Pearson, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The eBook is honored in the Best Mathematics 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.

"This finalist honor from the SIIA CODiE Awards program is a leading example of how Pearson and its authors are adapting to the ways college and university students learn math," said Greg Tobin, President of Mathematics and Statistics for Pearson Higher Education.

The groundbreaking eBook is part of a new calculus program from authors William Briggs (University of Colorado, Denver), Lyle Cochran (Whitworth University), Bernard Gillett (University of Colorado at Boulder) and Eric Schulz (Walla Walla Community College). The program includes both printed text and digital text. All digital resources are published within Pearson's market-leading MyMathLab program.

Schulz created the new eBook with the help of his co-authors. The eBook combines narrative material, examples and exercises, together with 650 interactive figures in an engaging, dynamic and rigorous presentation. In the Calculus eBook, the words, examples and interactive figures appear together, reinforcing one another. All of the controls on the interactive figures are buttons or sliders, eliminating the learning curve for their use and allowing students and instructors to "get to the concept" more directly than before, showing students aspects of calculus they had not previously been able to see on a printed page or on the chalkboard.

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. All were developed based on the company's commitment to leveraging the power of technology and innovation to prepare today's students for success in college and careers. Pearson products earning finalist honors span the spectrum of today's breakthrough education and business technology products, such as mobile 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 Briggs/Cochran Calculus, the company's products moving on to the next round of competition in this year's CODiE Awards are enVisionMATH: Understanding Fractions; EQUELLA; Grammar Jammers Primary Edition; Hospitality and Tourism Interactive; MyLiteratureLab; MyMathLab Algebra I and II; MyMathTest; MyReadingLab; myWorld Geography; PowerSchool; PowerTeacher 2.0; SuccessMaker; SuccessMaker Collaborate; and Words Their Way Online Workshop.

In the next step of the CODiE Awards process, Briggs/Cochran Calculus will 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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