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CODiE Ed Tech Award Winners Announced!

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SIIA Announces 2022 CODiEAward Winners for Education Technology

50 Ed Tech winners recognized for innovation and excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2022)— The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the 50 winners of the 2022 CODiE Awards in education technology. The winners were presented during a virtual awards celebration. The announcement drew a global audience, with 48 education technology categories, including new leadership categories, recognizing individuals and teams. 

All of the nominated education technology products and services were first reviewed by educators and administrators, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then voted on the finalist products, with the scores from both rounds tabulated to select the winners. Winners represent the most innovative and impactful products from technology developers, online learning services and related technologies.

“The 2022 EdTech CODiE Award winners exemplify the outstanding products, services and overall innovation that enables learners of all types to connect with educators and educational materials,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “We are so proud to recognize this year’s honorees – the best of the best – that provide solutions to many of the critical challenges facing learners today – from access and equity, to personalized and tailored learning and beyond. Congratulations to all of this year’s CODiE Award winners!”

2022 CODIE AWARD EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY WINNERS

Best Administrative Solution

ClassLink Suite, ClassLink, Inc.

Best Coding & Computational Thinking Solution

Robotify, Imagine Learning

Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers

edWeb.net, edWeb.net

Best College & Career Readiness Solution

DHO Health Science, National Geographic Learning

Best Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution

uCertify CREATE, uCertify

 

Best Cross Curricular Tool

MobyMax, MobyMax

Best Data Management Solution

Unified Insights Powered by Hoonuit, PowerSchool

Best Education Platform for Adult Learning

uCertify LEARN, uCertify

Best Education Platform for PK-20

Discovery Education Experience, Discovery Education

Best Educational Game

Legends of Learning, Legends of Learning

Best Elective Curriculum Solution

eDynamic Learning Electives Catalog, eDynamic Learning

Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators

Brightspace, D2L

Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution

Lexia English Language Development, Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.

Best English Language Arts Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8

Freckle ELA, Renaissance Learning

Best Formative Assessment Solution

FastBridge, Illuminate Education

Best Gamification in Learning

ExploreLearning Reflex, ExploreLearning

Best Higher Education Mathematics Instructional Solution

MyLab Math/ MyLab Statistics, Pearson Education

Best Higher Education Science Instructional Solution

Knewton Alta, Wiley

Best Higher Education STEM Instructional Solution

Möbius, DigitalEd

Best Learning Management System (LMS)

Brightspace, D2L

Best Learning Recovery Tool

Learning Ally Audiobook Solution, Learning Ally

Best Library Reference or Educational Database

Political Extremism and Radicalism, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12

The Alef Platform – Alef Math, Alef Education

Best Mathematics Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8

IXL, IXL Learning

Best Personalized Learning Solution

Reading Plus, DreamBox Learning

Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution

Johnnie Max, John Jones Media LLC

Best Professional Learning Solution for Educators

edWeb.net, edWeb.net

Best Reading/Writing/Literature Instructional Solution for Grade 9-12

  • Writable with HMH Into Literature, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • myPerspectives English Language Arts 2022, Savvas Learning Company

Best Science Instructional Solution for Grades 9-12

The Alef Platform – Alef Science, Alef Education

 

Best Science Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8

Mystery Science, Discovery Education

Best Social Sciences/Studies Instructional Solution

Revel for Political Science / History / Sociology / Psychology, Pearson Education

 

Best Solution for English as a Second Language

Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Learning

Best Solution for Students with Special Needs

Bridging the Learning Gap with Rethink Ed/Vizzle, Rethink Ed

Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8

MobyMax, MobyMax

Best Student Learning Capacity-Building Solution

MobyMax, MobyMax

Best Summative Assessment Solution

uCertify LEARN, uCertify

Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Ed Tech

Riff EDU, Riff Analytics

Best Virtual Lab

ExploreLearning, Gizmos, ExploreLearning

Best Virtual Learning Solution

TutorMe, TutorMe

Best World Language Learning

Mango Classroom, Mango Languages

LEADERSHIP CATEGORIES

Best Customer Experience in Ed Tech

Xello, Xello

Ed Tech Leadership Award

John Campbell, Cambium Learning Group

Ed Tech Social Justice Impact Award

IBM SkillsBuild, IBM

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in Ed Tech

Renaissance Learning

Best Higher Education Remote Learning Partner

MindTap, Cengage

Best K-12 Remote Learning Partner

NEO LMS, CYPHER LEARNING

Best Student Experience

Tutor.com Learning Suite, Tutor.com

Best Overall Education Solution

The Best Overall Education Solution was awarded to TutorMe, which had the best scores from both rounds of judging of all of the products entered in the education categories.

Lifetime Achievement Award in Education Technology

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Education Technology, which celebrates individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to the education industry – and are renowned for their reputation, leadership, vision, mentorship, career success and philanthropy, was presented to David Byer. 

Details about the winning products can be found at https://siia.net/codie/education-technology-winners/

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards, is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 450 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing companies. Our diverse members provide the critical data, content, and information that drives the global economy, informs financial networks, connects learners and educators, and drives innovation. Learn more at siia.net.

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CODiE Business Technology Award Winners Announced!

SIIA Announces 2022 CODiEAward Winners for Business Technology

46 business technology companies and products recognized for innovation and excellence

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2022)— The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced the 46 winners of the 2022 CODiE Awards in business technology. The winners were presented during a virtual awards celebration in the metaverse on June 8. The announcement drew a global audience, with 45 business technology categories, including seven new categories honoring leadership, recognizing outstanding companies, individuals and teams.

All of the nominated products were first reviewed by business technology leaders, including senior executives, analysts, media, consultants, engineers and investors, whose evaluations determined the finalists. Then SIIA members voted on the finalist products, with the scores from both rounds tabulated to select the winners. Winners represent the most innovative and impactful products from technology developers and related technologies.

“Even during these tumultuous times, business application, software, service and product providers continued the industry’s long tradition of developing and marketing innovative solutions to meet business needs,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “We are proud to recognize this year’s class of CODiE Award winners. They truly represent the best of the best in a highly-competitive and ever-evolving market.”

2022 CODIE AWARD BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY WINNERS

Best Artificial Intelligence Driven Technology Solution

Replicant, Replicant AI

Best Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Content Solution

Lexis+, LexisNexis

Best Big Data Reporting & Analytics Solution

Gurucul Analytics-Driven SIEM, Gurucul

Best Business Information or Data Delivery Solution

Visual Explorer, Mode Analytics

Best Business Intelligence Solution

RatePoint, PRO Unlimited

Best Compliance Solution

Axon Market Data Compliance Platform, TRG Screen

Best Construction Management Platform

CupixWorks, Cupix

Best Corporate / Enterprise Learning Solution

Attensi Platform, Attensi

Best Customer Data Platform (CDP)

BlueConic Customer Data Platform, BlueConic

Best Customer Education LMS

Brightspace, D2L

Best Customer Service Solution

WorkBlaze, HCL Technologies

Best Data Tools & Platforms

Data Navigation System (DNS), Promethium

Best DevOps Tool

LaunchDarkly, LaunchDarkly

Best Digital Asset Management Solution

Imagen Pro, Imagen

Best Emerging Technology

Honeywell Forge, Honeywell

Best ERP Solution

SYSPRO ERP Software, SYSPRO USA

Best Financial & Market Data Solution

Application Compliance Manager, Calero-MDSL

Best Financial Management Solution

CCH® Tagetik Account Reconciliation, Wolters Kluwer

Best FinTech Solution

LeaseQuery, LeaseQuery LLC

Pipe: The Trading Platform for Recurring Revenue, Pipe

Best Healthcare Technology Solution

Pulsara MED OPS, Pulsara

Best Human Capital or Talent Management Solution

Appcast Premium, Appcast

Best Identity & Access Management (IAM) Solution

Kion 3.0, Kion

Best Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Red Hat Integration, Red Hat, Inc

Best IT Management Solution

BigPanda, BigPanda

Best Legal Solution

Kluwer Arbitration, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US

Best Marketing Solution

Customer Experience Automation (CXA), ActiveCampaign

Best Network Security Solution

BOSS (Business Operations Security Suite), UncommonX

Best No Code/ Low Code Platform

OutSystems 11, OutSystems

Best Payments Solution

2Checkout Monetization Platform, Verifone

Best Platform as a Service

SaaSOps Platform, Corent Technology, Inc.

Best Project Management Solution

Polaris PSA, Replicon, Inc.

Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution

Mastermind, automotiveMastermind

Best Subscription Billing Solution

2Checkout Monetization Platform,  Verifone

Best Technology Solution Deploying FIPS 140 Validated Encryption sponsored by SafeLofic NetBackup, Veritas Technologies

Best Wellness Solution

Upstrive Education, MindMotions LLE

Best Work Management Platform

Qualia, Qualia

LEADERSHIP CATEGORIES

Best Business Technology Pivot

PAPER

Business Technology Leadership Award

Amagi

Client Success Team of the Year

TechTarget, Inc.

Company of the Year

n2y

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in Business Technology

IBM

Marketing Team of the Year

athenahealth, Inc.

Product Management Team of the Year

 HCL Technologies

Best Overall Business Technology Solution

The Best Overall Business Technology Solution was awarded to Honeywell Forge byHoneywell which had the best scores from both rounds of judging of all of the products entered in the Business Technology categories.

Details about the winning products can be found at https://siia.net/codie/business-technology-winners/

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards, is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 450 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing companies. Our diverse members provide the critical data, content, and information that drives the global economy, informs financial networks, connects learners and educators, and drives innovation. Learn more at siia.net.

 

 

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Three Corners Federal Privacy Statement

SIIA statement on Pallone, Rodgers and Wicker federal privacy legislation.

This statement can be attributed to Jeff Joseph, President, Software & Information Industry Association

We applaud House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), on reaching an agreement on bicameral, bipartisan federal privacy legislation that endorses federal preemption and a limited private right of action for substantial and individualized harm. 

SIIA has long advocated for a bill that would establish a uniform, comprehensive federal privacy standard. We believe this bill establishes a balanced perspective on preemption, which provides greater clarity and certainty for consumers and innovators alike, particularly in light of the recent uptick in state privacy laws. It makes a solid effort to protect the free flow of constitutionally protected speech.  It recognizes the need to provide enhanced privacy protections for children and empower consumers with regard to the use of their data. We continue to support the need for regulatory parity across the digital ecosystem, which will promote and advance responsible, world class innovation for all companies, regardless of size.

We look forward to working with Congress to improve this important legislation and move it forward.

Larry Irving

The Diamond in the Rough

SIIA President Jeff Joseph's fireside chat with Internet Hall of Famer Larry Irving

SIIA hosted another Tech& program on May 23rd. The Diamond in the Rough: Chiseling 21st Century Learners in a Broadband-Enhanced World brought together expert guest speakers on the latest ed tech issues and how the next generation of learners could grow in a more equitable broadband world. Watch the program here.    

 

‘It Won’t Come Close’; Irving Sees Post-Pandemic Progress in Ending the Digital Divide but Worries About ‘Raising False Expectations’

To kick off a webinar “The Diamond in the Rough: Chiseling 21st Century Learners in a Broadband-Enhanced World,” SIIA President Jeff Joseph spoke with Larry Irving—president of the Irving Group, Internet Hall of Famer, and producer of the first empirical study proving the existence of the “Digital Divide,” a phrase he coined.

“What frustrates me, and kind of frightens me, is that if it wasn’t for the pandemic, we wouldn’t have addressed those issues. The only thing that got this nation really focused on it was the pandemic, and I think all of us who are on this call, remember that iconic photo of those two young Latino girls sitting in Silicon Valley, home of some of the wealthiest people in the world—more technology than any place on the planet—and the two little girls trying to get their school work done by sitting outside of Taco Bell,” Irving stated.

 

“I went to Stanford up the street, where there’s all kinds of technology and all kinds of wealth. And how do those little girls get to a Stanford? How did those little girls get to San Jose State or UC Berkeley or Santa Clara College if we don’t make these investments today? So I am glad we’re making those investments, but sad that it took a pandemic to really focus on the societal inequities that we have.”

Irving pointed to a report last year that showed 40 percent of rural black southerners don’t have access to broadband compared to 18 percent across the nation and 23 percent for white rural southerners.

 

The bipartisan infrastructure law is designed to help resolve this and Irving believes we are on the right track.

I think the Congress and the White House administration got it pretty close to right,” Irving said. “In my private conversations, I told folks that my only concern about what the administration is saying and doing is that this will end the digital divide. It won’t. It won’t come close. It will close some of the gaps a little bit further down the road. But I do worry that by saying, ‘connect everyone and we’re going to end the digital divide, and we need every American connected,’ we’re raising false expectations. This is not enough money – it’s probably a third to a quarter of the money needed to do what’s needed across this country. That said they’re doing it right.

 

“It’s not about trickling down to the states and localities,” he added. “What I think is so smart about what the administration is doing… [is that] they’re looking for partnerships with states and localities.

But let’s understand something fully. The failure for us to fundamentally address the problems of digital divide isn’t a failure just at the federal level. It’s also been a failure at the state and local levels. Almost every policy maker in America deserves some blame for where we are, as a nation with regard to having communities or individuals or whole swaths of the nation that are under prepared for this digital revolution that we’re living through.”

 

“What is so important, what was so smart was they went bipartisan – that they said we’re going to take care of the underserved and unserved and that we’re also going to take care of people who don’t have access because of poverty. I started using the term digital poverty.

Because the digital divide was almost co-opted, we were able to combine the digital divide and digital poverty but, the biggest indicator of who’s not connected to capacious broadband isn’t geography, its income and if we don’t focus on that, on the folks who are really poor we’re going to have a problem.

 

We can get back to a scenario in some states where we only look at the unserved because of geography, that will still leave millions of Americans across this country underserved because of income. If we do both, it’s great for America. If we do only one, we compound existing inequities. If you already have a low education, low income, live in a community that’s at risk and then you’re not connected to the Internet, all of your other problems are compounded.

 

“You need folks on the ground who understand what’s really happening in those communities, who are trusted [and who can] serve as advocates to folks… We need to figure out why these gaps exist, and we need to address them, and that’s going to be done at the local level. So yes, the funding is going to come down from the feds, but the actual work and implementation [will] be done in the localities, in the states.”

 

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The Diamond in the Rough

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Chiseling 21st Century Learners in a Broadband-Enhanced World Webinar Details Next Steps to Advance Digital Equity

SIIA hosted another Tech& program on May 23rd. The Diamond in the Rough: Chiseling 21st Century Learners in a Broadband-Enhanced World brought together expert guest speakers on the latest ed tech issues and how the next generation of learners could grow in a more equitable broadband world. Watch the program here.    

“There’s a lot of money in the pipeline for building out broadband in this country. We need to make sure that it’s spent wisely and well. And that means making sure that it’s used to serve unserved and underserved areas,” said Sen. John Thune, (R-SD) and Ranking Member of the subcommittee on communications, media and broadband on the Senate Commerce Committee, kicking off the May 23 SIIA webinar “The Diamond in the Rough: Chiseling 21st Century Learners in a Broadband-Enhanced World.”

“Advancing digital equity is a core focus of SIIA’s work,” Dr. Divya Sridhar, Senior Director, Data Policy said in introductory remarks. “Digital equity requires funding, resources, as well as upskilling and training opportunities for underrepresented communities, where broadband access and related supports are lacking and yet so critical. Roughly one-third of unemployed Americans lack the foundational digital skills required for the estimated 75% of U.S. jobs which require such skills, according to a study by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. So how is the United States working to bridge the digital connectivity and skills gap, which go hand in hand?

This question set the stage for the moderated panel discussion with key policy experts who are advancing efforts on digital equity.

Nicole Ferraro, site editor of Broadband World News and host of “The Divide,” moderated the panel with Ji Soo Song, broadband advisor at the U.S. Department of Education; Heather Gates, vice president of digital inclusion for Connected Nation and chair of the FCC’s Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC); Rosemary Lahasky, senior director, government affairs, Cengage Group; and Michael Calabrese, director, wireless future program & senior research fellow OTI, New America Foundation.

Ferraro noted “current data shows that an estimated 16 million students in the U.S. lack access to a broadband connection and it’s fair to assume that number is larger given we’re still working with pretty bad outdated federal data when it comes to quantifying the digital divide. Meanwhile, and simultaneously, research is warning us about the impact of digital skills shortages on the workforce and economy. So closing the digital divide is crucial to level the playing field for students, so they can succeed to their fullest potential and for the US to remain globally competitive.”

The recently passed bipartisan infrastructure law, Ferraro pointed out, reserves $65 billion to solve broadband deployment access and equity problems. It also brings digital equity into focus, by requiring the FCC to write rules that would end “digital discrimination, also known as digital redlining.”

Sharing his perspective on the state of the digital divide for students, Song stated “from an education perspective, we know that students who lack access to the Internet from home exhibit lower digital skills attainment, homework completion rates, GPA and standardized test scores and a number of other factors that last into post-secondary and beyond. We also know from recent data that this divide disproportionately impacts certain student communities, the most likely are students of color and from lower income backgrounds, as well as students from rural districts.

“Because of the leadership of our educators and some education leaders, we’ve seen some progress being made on this issue throughout the last two years through efforts like device and hotspot distribution, assistance to families and signing up for the affordable conductivity program, school-based technical support, help desks and digital literacy trainings… [But] we’re hearing from school and district leaders that it’s not enough to make just broadband available and affordable, although those are critical steps. We also have to make sure that we’re solving the human barriers that often inhibit adoption by our end users.”

The four key barriers are: awareness and understanding of available programs and resources; signing up for available programs and resources; trust between communities and services; and building digital readiness and literacy.

Gate, vice president of digital inclusion for Connected Nation, a national non-profit that expands access to and use of broadband Internet and the related technologies, opined “In order to tackle the digital divide, you have to look at not only access to infrastructure, but you have to look at [Internet] subscriptions affordability,” she said. “Items related to basic skills digital readiness, not only for the student but family members — issues related to the actual Internet-enabled devices that kids use at home… For example, if a household has four kids and one parent working from home do they have the connectivity to serve that household?

“The most meaningful use is how they’re using applications and tools to achieve, whether it is education for telehealth or anything. And then, finally, the digital divide is impacted by emerging technology, so we have to be willing to evolve in our definition of digital divide, as time goes on. And so, in terms of students, the digital divide affects them based on where they are in their communities and what the challenges are for that.”

In the mid-2000s, Cengage transformed to [primarily] digital content. “We just did a survey of students across the country and 70 percent want to have options to learn online,” said Lahasky. We primarily have been providing core software and content in general education, but we’ve been increasingly providing more online courseware when it comes to career and technical education and vocational programs. Those are things that now increasingly are being able to be conducted in part, if not totally, online.”

Calabrese, who is also a member of the Airwaves for Equity Coalition, provided insights on advocacy efforts for Congress to set aside revenue to provide sustainable funding for a digital equity foundation. “The airways for equity proposal is to dedicate a substantial share of future net proceeds from the auction of the public airwaves licenses to invest sustainably in digital literacy and adoption.”

“Closing the digital divide is going to involve three A’s: access, which is the broadband infrastructure —that’s where more than $45 billion is going to build physical networks; affordability and that’s the $14 billion in the affordable connectivity program; and then adoption, inclusion efforts which complement the other two, and there’s very little money available for that,” Calabrese said.

“But as President Biden noted a couple weeks ago in announcing this low-cost initiative with Internet providers, only one in four eligible households has enrolled in the affordable connectivity program, so we need efforts to enroll them, to find them and at least refurbished devices to give them the digital skills training [they need]… If we can endow a digital equity foundation that makes sustainable investments, there can be initiatives to close the homework gap more permanently because the emergency connectivity fund is about to run out.”