Pearson Tops the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards With Eight Finalist Honors

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Leads the Ed Tech Award Program for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, tops the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards with the most finalists for the sixth consecutive year. The company’s eight finalists illustrate the power of online, blended learning and digital solutions to transform teaching and learning.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. This year, nominated ed-tech products underwent an intensive review by educator judges from around the world.

The 2015 Pearson finalists are:

Connections Education Middle School Art - Best Arts & Creativity Solution
An online course, Middle School Art is organized around the three artistic processes of creating, presenting, and responding. In addition, the program emphasizes how art and design can drive innovation in the same way science, technology, engineering, and mathematics do.

Pearson Writer - Best Postsecondary Learning Solution
To help improve outcomes across all areas of study, Pearson Writer helps students manage their writing and research projects, and find the resources they need from trusted, searchable content, accessible anytime, anywhere — from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers.

WriteToLearn - Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution
WriteToLearn is an online literacy tool that accurately assesses writing, returning targeted feedback within seconds, providing students in grades 4-12 with the foundation necessary to build writing skills and develop reading comprehension while expanding on their word knowledge.

Connections Education Virtual Music Tools - Best Arts & Creativity Solution
The Virtual Music Tools are an integral part of Connection Education’s Juilliard eLearning Music courses, allowing students to play a host of virtual instruments, create and combine sounds using a digital sampler, and even compose, record and share their own music.

Med Term Scramble - Best Health & Medical Information Solution
Med Term Scramble is a free game for health sciences students and working professionals to practice and test their knowledge of medical terminology.

Pearson Collections - Best Service Using Aggregated Content
Pearson Collections gives college and university professors the freedom and flexibility to create their own unique, custom course materials, using a variety of different content types and sources, creating one-of-a-kind custom course materials that focus students on the unique needs and requirements of a course.

PowerSchool - Best Classroom Management Solution and Best Education Cloud-based Solution
The fastest-growing, most widely used web-based student information system, PowerSchool enables today's educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers, and students to work together in preparing 21st century learners for the future.

The SIIA membership will vote for finalists in each category and the 2015 CODiE Award winners will be announced at the Education Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 5.

About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

Stacy Skelly, stacy.skelly(at)pearson(dot)com, or (800) 745-8489

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