NEW YORK, March 21, 2012 â€” /PRNewswire/ — Schoology, the innovative learning management platform that combines course management with secure social networking, was announced as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards given by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Schoology was named as a finalist in three different categories: Best Classroom Management System, Best Education Community Solution, and Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution.
Schoology offers a platform that combines the course content and functionality of traditional learning management systems with the immediacy, access and connectivity of social networking tools. The interface is similar to popular social networking sites, so it is easy to learn and use for teachers and engaging and fun for students.
Teachers can use the free version of Schoology to host discussions, share resources, conduct tests and quizzes, provide one-on-one feedback, and manage paperwork, like keeping attendance, tracking performance and recording grades. Students can extend their learning experience anytime, anywhere by accessing course content, communicating with their teachers and collaborating with their peers. The enterprise version of Schoology provides administrators with additional functionality, including advanced analytics, Single-Sign-On (SSO), report card generation, and advanced user management.
Nominated products have undergone an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and others with deep experience in the field. The winners will be announced at a special CODiE Awards banquet on May 7 in San Francisco.
About Schoology: Schoology was founded by three college friends at Washington University (St. Louis) who wanted to develop an effective platform for sharing lecture notes with everyone in their class. While initially designed for use in higher education, K-12 students and teachers began actively using the service. The first marketable platform was launched in September 2010 and has since been adopted by such leading K-12 districts as Palo Alto Unified School District, Olentangy Local School District, and Minnetonka Public Schools. Schoology can be contacted at 212-213-8333 or on the web at www.Schoology.com.