NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/– McGraw Hill, the learning science company, today announced that two of its key digital products, McGraw Hill Connect® and SmartBook®, won a total of three honors at the 2015 SIIA CODiE awards for education technology. The CODiE Awards, an annual program that recognizes excellence in software development, is the only peer-recognition program of its kind. The award wins come as McGraw Hill moves further along in its transition from a publisher to a learning science company delivering platforms and services alongside content and results-focused course design.
"We're extremely proud that McGraw Hill Connect and SmartBook were recognized at this year's CODiE Awards," said Stephen Laster, chief digital officer of McGraw Hill. "Our goal is to improve results for students, educators and institutions by personalizing the learning experience, and we are honored to be recognized by our peers for our achievements in this area. These awards will only strengthen our commitment to developing products that bring together the science of learning and the art of teaching."
McGraw Hill Connect wins "Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution" and "Best Postsecondary Solution"
McGraw Hill Connect® is the company's learning platform for the higher education market. The latest release of Connect features a mobile-first, student-centric design optimized for use on tablets via native apps. Connect allows students to complete assignments, study course material through the SmartBook adaptive reading experience, and access the Connect Insight analytics dashboard—anytime, anywhere.
SmartBook wins "Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution"
SmartBook, McGraw Hill's adaptive reading platform for both the higher education and K-12 markets, helps students study more effectively and efficiently by guiding them through a personalized study experience that continually adapts to their needs and focuses their attention on what they need to learn the most. The latest version of SmartBook expands on the platform's functionality by introducing students to personalized learning resources at the precise moment of need, allowing them to close knowledge gaps in real time. The result is more confidence, better grades and greater success.
In addition to McGraw Hill's three CODiE wins, the company's products received 12 total finalist nominations across K-12 and higher education. Winners of the CODiE Awards were announced on May 5, 2015 at the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco, Calif.