Roll Out the Red Carpet! Learning Today is a CODiE Awards Finalist!

The Oscar’s. The Emmy’s. The Academy Awards. These are all very prestigious and impressive awards.

If you work with educational software, so are the CODiE Awards.

Roll Out the Red Carpet! Learning Today is a CODiE Awards Finalist!

The CODiE Awards is a yearly award issued by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) for excellence in software development. The CODiE Awards program has showcased the software and information industry’s products and services. It has also honored excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts. It is the only peer-recognition awards program in the software industry which provides the opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors.

“This is the twenty‐fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program,” noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. “In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. Learning Today has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting.”

Learning Today, providers of the Smart Tutor online learning system, has been selected as a finalist in the 25th Annual CODiE Awards for Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students. The nomination for this category proves that the Smart Tutor program is a quality and engaging product, especially for students with special needs.

Smart Tutor is a LMS that helps students build critical elementary level reading and math skills. The research-based program provides placement assessment, individualized instruction, on-demand reporting, and is aligned to national and state standards. It is used by schools and districts to provide instruction to At-Risk and Exceptional Students, including ESL and Special Needs students.

The Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students category “awards the best instructional solution specifically designed to benefit students with unique educational needs, including those with physical or learning disabilities or those who are gifted and talented in preK-12 or postsecondary.”

Finalists for this category move on to a second round of judging where SIIA companies will cast their votes for winners of each category. The CODiE award winners in the software and education product category will be announced at a special CODiE Awards Dinner on May 25, 2010, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.