Promethean Inc. (USA), a leading provider of educational technology solutions, today announced that Promethean Planet (www.prometheanplanet.com) won the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Award for Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Promethean as one of 31 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category from among over 350 submissions. An SIIA CODiE Award win for educational technology companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.
Promethean Planet is one of the world's largest online educator communities for global sharing and support. It connects a growing group of more than 1.9 million members in a collaborative environment. Educators from around the world engage with Promethean Planet to exchange lesson plan content and ideas, learn from peer groups with common interests, and access a wide variety of professional development resources. They can also personalize their experience using the community’s built-in tools.
“We are pleased to provide 21st century educators with a supportive community where they can collaborate with their peers worldwide,” said Jim Marshall, CEO of Promethean. “Our entire team is incredibly honored that Promethean Planet was distinguished with the CODiE Award for the best collaborative social media solution for educators. We are committed to creating resources that further knowledge sharing and working together, and we believe the CODiE Award demonstrates the effectiveness of the Promethean Planet community for teachers.”
“SIIA’s 2014 Education CODiE Award winners’ are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there,” said SIIA Vice President for the Education Division Karen Billings. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.”
For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit SIIA’s Digital Disclosure blog www.siia.net/codies/2014/.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
About the SIIA CODiE Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating and implementing innovative 21st century learning environments that help to make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. The company is headquartered in Blackburn in Lancashire, England, with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com.