Boston (PRWEB) May 02, 2011
MyReadingLab, Pearson’s interactive online learning program for building literacy skills, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The first and only program created specifically for developmental reading students, MyReadingLab is honored in the Best Reading/English 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.
“When students enter college without the requisite literacy skills for academic success, institutions around the country turn to MyReadingLab to provide a personalized environment for accelerating the development of reading skills,” said Paul Crockett, Director of Media and Digital Strategy for Pearson Arts and Sciences. “This complete online learning system allows students to build the reading skills they need to excel in whatever discipline they are pursuing. We are honored that MyReadingLab is recognized as a finalist in the 2011 SIIA CODiE Awards program.”
MyReadingLab personalizes learning for students with a wealth of instructional resources, practice exercises and comprehensive assessment and progress tracking. Each topic in the online environment includes an overview with an abbreviated skill lesson, examples modeling the use of the skill, animated tutorials that help students see as well as hear the concepts, and an integrated eText. Students receive instant feedback on their work – freeing instructors to spend less time grading and more time working directly with their students.
In addition to MyReadingLab’s instruction, practice and assessment, students have access to other learning resources such as vocabulary and study skills websites and MySearchLab, Pearson’s robust research and plagiarism-detection website.
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 MyReadingLab, the company’s products moving on to the next round of competition in this year’s CODiE Awards are Briggs/Cochran Calculus; 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.
MyReadingLab 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.
Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market leading businesses in education, business and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO).
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Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049, lwolfe(at)lwolfe(dot)com