Cengage Learning wins two SIIA CODiE Awards

MindTap and myNGconnect Earn Prestigious Industry Recognition

Stamford, CT, May 9, 2013 — Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company, today announced it has received two Software & Information Industry Associations (SIIA) Education CODiE Awards. MindTap was named Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution and myNGconnect was honored as the Best Science and Health Instructional Solution. The 28th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, the only peer-reviewed honor in the industry, celebrate achievement and vision in software, education technology and digital content.

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 member-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

“Receiving CODiE awards recognizing both MindTap and myNGconnect is a testament to our investment in innovation and our dedication to creating learning solutions which foster academic excellence and increase student engagement,” said Jim Donohue, Chief Product Officer, Cengage Learning. “The CODiE awards recognize the top achievers in the educational technology field, and we are thrilled to be honored as we work to lead the transition from print to digital for our industry.”

“SIIA’s 2013 CODiE Award winners show that innovation and growth is alive in many areas of the educational technology industry,” said Karen Billings, SIIA Vice President for the Education Division. “Among these 28 visionary winners, you’ll find many of the most exciting ed tech products and services out there. I look forward to seeing the impact they have on the PK-12 and postsecondary markets.”

MindTap is an online, highly personalized learning experience built upon authoritative Cengage Learning content. By combining readings, multimedia, activities and assessments into a singular Learning Path, MindTap guides students through their course with ease and engagement. Instructors personalize the Learning Path by customizing Cengage Learning resources and adding their own content, and other solutions via apps. The MindTap framework seamlessly integrates with all major Learning Management Systems.

National Geographic Learning’s myNGconnect is an online portal for students and educators providing access to interactive National Geographic content and resources that engage students while helping teachers create a digital learning environment.

For more information on Cengage Learning and its products, visit: www.cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.  The company provides personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that enhance the educational process resulting in a more engaged learner.  Through the integration of content, unmatched services and digital solutions, Cengage Learning delivers a best-in-the-industry experience, resulting in better curricula and improved learner outcomes. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT.  For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. 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.