12 Months of Impacting the Ed-Tech World in 2015
Published December 28, 2015
Our ongoing digital transformation has seen new innovations, collaborations, and accolades emerge throughout 2015.
It's been an exciting year at the intersection of education and technology. With another year of new goals to accomplish and ideas to explore on the horizon, we're taking a look back at how far we've come in 2015.
This year we focused on a few very important things. We deepened our understanding of the individual instructors and students who use our products. We also built closer connections with the education and technology communities through innovative new partnerships and collaborative initiatives. Throughout the year we continuously applied our deep understanding of learning science to improve the educational tools and content that make a difference in the lives of millions of learners every day.
Our education solutions, leadership team activities, and customer success stories have been mentioned in the news throughout 2015, but here's a quick look at some of our biggest news stories and accomplishments from every month of the year.
January | Our revamped SmartBook adaptive learning technology turned heads at CES 2015.
5 Announcements at CES 2015 That Could Affect Education | EdTech Magazine
February | We released a mobile-first version of Connect; our leading adaptive learning platform for higher education (announced at SXSWedu 2015).
Article: New Adaptive Platform for Higher Ed Launches at SXSWedu | eCampus News
March | Results from our 2015 Digital Trends Survey gave key insights into college study habits and technology use.
Article: Use of Mobile Devices for Studying Skyrockets Among College Students | Education Week
April | David Levin announced our new vision for the future of open digital learning informed by research and insights from learning science.
Video: 'Open Learning' Is Key to Classroom of Future Says McGraw-Hill CEO | The Street
May | Two of our top personalized learning tools (Connect & SmartBook) were honored with three 2015 CODiE awards for digital learning innovation in higher education.
McGraw-Hill's Connect and SmartBook Win Three Honors for Education Technology at 2015 CODiE Awards
June | Our 'Classroom-in-a-Box' collaboration with Samsung offers K-12 schools a low cost option to acquire digital curriculum, tools, and support.
Samsung, McGraw-Hill Partner on Classroom in a Box Package | THE Journal
July | We made an equity investment and announced a digital partnership with busuu, the world's largest social network for language learning.
In Strategy Switch, Online Language Learning Leader Ties Up With McGraw-Hill | Forbes
August | Our Back to School 2015 Survey confirmed that today's parents expect the K-20 classroom experience to be increasingly personalized and digital.
Apps in Schools Do More Than Expected | National Journal
September | Our adaptive learning technologies became established among the leading digital alternatives to traditional textbooks.
4 digital alternatives to textbooks | Education Dive
October | We were among the very first organizations to have a product achieve the new Caliper Analytics standard for learning tools interoperability (LTI).
IMS Announces Products Certified to the Newly Released Caliper Education Analytics Standard
November | We discovered that college students want to have access to their own learning analytics, and they embrace adaptive study tools.
Study Habits Survey Finds Students Want Learning Analytics | Education Dive
December | We helped illustrate why the future of education lies in personalized and adaptive learning technology.
Why Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Spend on Personalized Learning | Time
Every day of the year we're focused on our mission to improve outcomes for the world's teachers and learners. We can't wait to see what we accomplish with the educational community and our collaborators in 2016! Visit our News & Media Center to catch up on all of our latest announcements, company news, and press coverage.