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Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution

Recognizes the best broad-based, multi-disciplinary teaching application or solution for curricula and content that is specifically targeted toward students in college (graduate and undergraduate) and trade/professional school learning environments. Includes solutions that offer ability to deliver custom-crafted materials, digitally and on a number of devices. Helps students navigate their digital/ebooks and reference content in a format that fits the way they learn with interactive media, collaboration tools and course content.

Products nominated here are eligible for the Best Postsecondary Education Solution Award.

Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1, Service Pack 6 - Blackboard Inc.

For leaders and visionaries in education, Blackboard Learn is the teaching and learning foundation that will take you the furthest with the right balance of technology, content, services and people, dedicated to you. Be certain that Blackboard will bring you greater returns today, while preparing you to quickly respond to the changes of tomorrow.

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    Course360 - Cengage Learning

    Comprehensive online course solutions that help schools reach a broader array of students with quality content and services designed to improve outcomes.

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  • McGraw-Hill LearnSmart - McGraw-Hill Higher Education Group

    LearnSmart is an intelligent learning system that uses a series of adaptive questions to pinpoint each student’s knowledge gaps. LearnSmart then provides an optimal learning path for each student, so that they spend less time in areas they already know and more time in areas they don’t. The result is that, by the end of the course, LearnSmart’s adaptive learning path helps students retain more knowledge, learn faster, and study more efficiently.

    Instructors benefit as students are more prepared, resulting in more productive and interactive class time. Detailed reporting allows instructors to see at-a-glance class and individual student performance in real-time.

    To access LearnSmart as a student, see additional customer feedback, and learn about LearnSmart effectiveness, log into the CODiE Judge Evaluation Zone (the last link provided above) using the following log in information:

    Username: learnsmart@student.edu
    Password: Student1

    LearnSmart is currently available in 34 higher education course areas from Biology, Chemistry, Accounting, Psychology, Spanish, Economics and more. Since it was launched in 2009, there have been over 450,000,000 probes drilled by students.

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    CourseConnect ™ - Pearson

    CourseConnect is a complete and customizable post-secondary online, blended, and on-ground course solution, with engaging multi-media, interactivity, and assessments designed to achieve student success. An integrated assessment approach supported by keen alignment with learning objectives fosters student empowerment, learning, and satisfaction. CourseConnect offers over 115 courses spanning several disciplines of postsecondary study. Resource guides and customer assistance support instructors.

    CourseConnect's mobile device solutions CourseConnect on the iPad and CourseConnect Study extend the learning environment, placing learning resources within convenient reach while on the go.

    Developed by leading eLearning instructional and user interface designers, CourseConnect on the iPad enables courses and topics to be navigated using simple taps and swipes, creating an easy-to-use web experience in your hand. It is great for reading and watching videos before doing homework and participating with classmates on-ground or online.

    In addition, CourseConnect Study is available for compatible browsers and iOS/Android devices. It is a simple yet elegant flashcard application that complements the already robust CourseConnect course library. Utilizing the extensive glossaries that come standard with all CourseConnect courses, users can create their own study deck, shake to shuffle, and keep track of learned terms on the go.

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    MyFoundationsLab - Pearson

    MyFoundationsLab is a complete, online, mastery-based resource for assessing and remediating college- and career-readiness skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The system offers a rich environment of pre-built or customized assessments, personalized learning plans, and highly interactive learning activities that enable students to master skills at their own pace. Ideal for learners of various levels and ages, including continuing education or workforce readiness programs, MyFoundationsLab provides the skill development students need to be successful in college-level courses or careers.

    The three key features of MyFoundationsLab are:

    • Path Builder – a comprehensive diagnostic tool that helps each student gain a personalized learning path in reading, writing, or math. Diagnostic tests are pre-built to align with common readiness or workplace standards or can be customized to fit specific goals.

    • Learning Path – a personalized set of content modules students receive after completing the diagnostic Path Builder. Each content module covers a general concept.

    • Activities – pre-built learning activities are each designed to help students gain confidence and proficiency in specific skills. Students can work at their own pace and leave and return to work at the exact location they left off.

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