2015 Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

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Campus Technology, published by 1105 Public Sector Media Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Campus Technology is proud to honor the technology companies whose work — both commercial and open source — has contributed so much to the evolution of higher education.

Campus Technology, published by 1105 Public Sector Media Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards.

In Campus Technology’s first ever Readers’ Choice Awards, education technology professionals voted for the software, hardware and services they consider most vital to the mission and business of higher education.

“Technology in the higher education space has grown leaps and bounds over the last few decades,” said David Nagel, 1105 Public Sector Media Group’s Editorial Director of Education. “Unfortunately, educators are often stereotyped as 'anti-technology’ or even ‘technologically illiterate.’ However, our Readers’ Choice survey shows that educators at all levels value technology as an integral part of the educational process. Campus Technology is proud to honor the technology companies whose work — both commercial and open source — has contributed so much to the evolution of higher education.”

2015’s Readers Choice Award Winners:

  •     LMS & E-Learning Software

o    Platinum Winner: Blackboard Learn
o    Gold Winner: Moodle
o    Silver Winner: Instructure Canvas

  •     E-Portfolios

o    Platinum Winner: Blackboard Learn
o    Gold Winner: Moodle
o    Silver Winner: Chalk & Wire

  •     Other Instructional Tools

o    Platinum Winner: Grammarly
o    Gold Winner: ArcGIS Online
o    Silver Winner: DreamBox Learning Math (TIE)
o    Silver Winner: Learning.com

  •     Student Information Systems & Data Management

o    Platinum Winner: Ellucian
o    Gold Winner: Oracle PeopleSoft
o    Silver Winner: Blackbaud Student Information System

  •     ERP

o    Platinum Winner: Ellucian (PowerCampus, Banner, Colleague)
o    Gold Winner: Oracle (any package)
o    Silver Winner: Campus Management

  •     CRM

o    Platinum Winner: Ellucian
o    Gold Winner: Hobsons/Starfish Retention Solutions
o    Silver Winner: Campus Labs

  •     Student Response Systems & Classroom Clickers

o    Platinum Winner: i>Clicker
o    Gold Winner: Turning Technologies (Insight 360, TurningPoint or RemotePoll)
o    Silver Winner: Poll Everywhere

  •     Lecture Capture

o    Platinum Winner: Adobe Presenter (TIE)
o    Platinum Winner: Echo360 Active Learning Platform
o    Silver Winner: Sonic Foundry Mediasite (TIE)
o    Silver Winner: Panopto

  •     Document Camera

o    Platinum Winner: Epson
o    Gold Winner: Sony
o    Silver Winner: Canon (TIE)
o    Silver Winner: InFocus

  •     Interactive Whiteboards

o    Platinum Winner: Smart Technologies
o    Gold Winner: Epson
o    Silver Winner: Sharp

  •     Videoconferencing & Web Conferencing

o    Platinum Winner: Polycom
o    Gold Winner: Microsoft Lync
o    Silver Winner: Cisco Telepresence

  •     Virtual Classroom/Meeting Software

o    Platinum Winner: GoToMeeting.com
o    Gold Winner: Blackboard Learn (TIE)
o    Gold Winner: Google+ Hangout

  •     Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement

o    Platinum Winner: Smart Audio classroom amplification system
o    Gold Winner: Lightspeed classroom audio system (TIE)
o    Gold Winner: Califone

  •     Captioning Tools

o    Platinum Winner: Automatic Sync Technologies CaptionSync
o    Gold Winner: Telestream (TIE)
o    Gold Winner: 3PlayMedia

  •     Classroom Presentation Software

o    Platinum Winner: Microsoft PowerPoint
o    Gold Winner: Prezi
o    Silver Winner: Apple Keynote

  •     Office/Productivity Suite

o    Platinum Winner: Microsoft Office/Office
o    Gold Winner: Google Apps
o    Silver Winner: Adobe Creative Cloud

  •     Multimedia Authoring Suites & Creative Software

o    Platinum Winner: Adobe Creative Cloud
o    Gold Winner: Apple Creativity Apps

  •     E-Learning Authoring

o    Platinum Winner: Camtasia Studio
o    Gold Winner: Adobe Creative Cloud
o    Silver Winner: SmartBuilder

  •     Media Tablet

o    Platinum Winner: Apple iPad
o    Gold Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab/Tab Pro
o    Silver Winner: Google Nexus (TIE)
o    Silver Winner: Dell Venue
o    Silver Winner: Lenovo Yoga

  •     Chromebook

o    Platinum Winner: Google
o    Gold Winner: Samsung
o    Silver Winner: Lenovo (TIE)
o    Silver Winner: Samsung (ATIV, etc.)

  •     Windows Tablet

o    Platinum Winner: Microsoft Surface/Surface Pro
o    Gold Winner: Lenovo Yoga/ThinkPad
o    Silver Winner: Dell Venue 11.4% (TIE)
o    Silver Winner: Samsung (ATIV, etc.)

  •     Convertible Notebooks/2-in-1 Notebooks

o    Platinum Winner: Lenovo ThinkPad/Yoga
o    Gold Winner: Dell Venue/Inspiron
o    Silver Winner: HP Elitebook Revolve/Specter

  •     Notebooks

o    Platinum Winner: Apple (MacBook, MacBook Pro)
o    Gold Winner: Dell (Latitude, Inspiron, Vostro, Precision ...)
o    Silver Winner: HP (Stream, ProBook, EliteBook ...)

  •     Virtual Desktops and Thin Clients

o    Platinum Winner: Microsoft Surface/Surface Pro
o    Gold Winner: Samsung Windows tablets
o    Silver Winner: HP Stream/ElitePad

  •     Convertible Notebooks/2-in-1 Notebooks

o    Platinum Winner: Citrix XenDesktop
o    Gold Winner: HP Thin Client Solutions
o    Silver Winner: Dell Wyse

  •     Wireless Access Points & Hotspots

o    Platinum Winner: Cisco Systems
o    Gold Winner: Netgear
o    Silver Winner: Aruba Networks/HP

  •     3D Printers

o    Platinum Winner: Stsratasys MakerBot

  •     Emergency Notifications

o    Platinum Winner: Blackboard Connect AlertNow
o    Gold Winner: Campus Alerts
o    Silver Winner: RAVE

Detailed winner profiles will be featured on CampusTechnology.com, and will appear in the October issue of Campus Technology.

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education’s top information sources, with distribution across a website, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webcasts and online tools. It's the go-to resource for campus professionals, providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. Content includes valuable hands-on articles, best practices, industry trends, expert advice and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists and educators plan, develop and successfully launch effective IT initiatives. CampusTechnology.com

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including the public sector (FED/SLED) information technology community; enterprise computing; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span marketing services; print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States. https://1105media.com

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