Edvance360 LMS-SN Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Post-Secondary Course or Learning Management Solution, Earning Prestigious Education Industry Recognition

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(Virginia Beach, VA – March 2013) Edvance360 LMS-SN, the 2011 winner of the CODiE Award for Best Post-Secondary Course or Learning Management System, today announced it has been named as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) CODiE Awards in the "Best Post-Secondary Course or Learning Management Solution" category.  Edvance360 LMS-SN was also a finalist in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, continuing a five year tradition of excellence recognized by peers in the software industry.  Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries.  CODiE Finalists were chosen from more than 850 nominated products by a panel of nearly 190 judges encompassing technology trade journalists, consultants, educators, IT and product specialists, and other knowledgeable, yet neutral, experts.

This year’s program features 23 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Ed Tech Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 6.

Here’s what one of the past judges said about Edvance360 LMS-SN:

“Very impressive LMS. Wonderful features and tools to use and much more well-integrated than many of the others I have used. Graphics and UI were very appropriate and I enjoyed working within the application. The reporting features were ‘top notch’.”

From Edvance360:

"The honor of being a finalist for a fifth year is continued validation of the benefits our clients have already received through our software and support,” says Glen Moriarty, President and CEO of Edvance360.  “We have always believed Learning Management Solutions don’t have to be cumbersome or expensive.  Streamlined, learner-focused, and inexpensive solutions like Edvance360 provide exactly what educational institutions have been missing.”

“Edvance360 LMS-SN was built entirely from customer requests and creative innovation from our team. Being a finalist for the CODiE award is proof that listening to your clients and responding directly to their needs and wants can lead your company to great things,” said Paul Sanders, Creative Director at Edvance360.

“This award, from our peers, is very important to those of us in the software industry,” said Cathy Garland, Vice-President of Marketing & Sales.  “Some awards are given only to paying members, but the CODiE Awards are well-respected because nominations and finalists are chosen by peer judges.  We congratulate all our co-finalists and look forward to hearing the winning results.  It’s an honor to be a finalist five years in a row.  Five years as finalists for the category of ‘Best’ simply confirms this and affirms our commitment to education and technology that facilitates learning.”

From SIIA:

“We’re pleased with the innovative educational technology products that made it to this stage. All of this year’s finalists show great promise, and they should be proud of their finalist status,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to seeing them all in May at the Ed Tech Industry Summit.”  

 

About Edvance360

Edvance360 is an internet-based Learner Management System (LMS) and secure social network that enables schools to implement a successful online academic program.  Edvance360 equips schools, corporations, and organizations to host online courses, implement modular courses, and revitalize residential courses to make them more interactive.  Edvance360 was designed by professors for professors, with input and oversight provided by many of the leading educational design experts, relational-learning experts, and partners.

Edvance360 provides an easy-to-use interface for students and faculty, course management and creation tools, hands-on training, fanatical support, a secure social network, Web 2.0 tools, and collaborative communities to help educational institutions build a networked learning environment.

Our clients enjoy a high return on their investment, personalized support, and customizable solutions.  We do not believe a one-size-fits-all approach is beneficial to our clients, so we are steadfastly committed to adapting Edvance360 to fit the needs of the rapidly changing world of education.

Our team members are experienced educators whose vision is to provide an easy to use, affordable, learner-centered LMS that enables students and faculty to engage in collaborative learning process.  All features in Edvance360 contribute toward engaging students in critical thinking, network building, and life-long learning habits.

Edvance360 is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with operations in Georgia, North Carolina, and Washington state. For more information, please visit www.Edvance360.comor call 866-458-0360.

Edvance360 and the Edvance360 logo are trademarks of Edvance360 Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Press Contact: Cathy Garland, VP of Marketing & Sales, 866-458-0360, cathy.garland@edvance360.com

 

About SIIA

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.

SIIA Communications Contact: Laura Greenback, 410-533-1943, lgreenback@siia.net