myON reader Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition for Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution and Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution
Minneapolis, MN. (April 4, 2013) Capstone Digital, industry leader in personalized literacy solutions, is thrilled to announce that myON™ reader was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in multiple categories, Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution and Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.
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.
myON reader provides students a unique online environment where they have access to the largest integrated collection of enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, including audio, text highlighting and an embedded dictionary. With over 4,000 titles, and growing, students are provided a recommended booklist based on individual interests and reading level using The Lexile® Framework for Reading. Giving students the opportunity to choose what they want to read, at the right level and within a digital environment they are comfortable, motivates them to become better, more confident readers.
Capstone Digital President, Todd Brekhus, comments, “We are thrilled that myON reader has been chosen by SIIA as a finalist for the CODiEs in multiple categories. In just three short years, myON reader has created a unique reading environment that makes reading fun for students, a critical component in their individual success. To be recognized by our peers for the work we have done with myON reader truly is an honor.”
“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.”
Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.asp
For more information about Capstone Digital and myON reader, visit: www.thefutureinreading.com
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 Capstone Digital:
Capstone Digital, a business unit of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments for students. As the flagship product, myON provides access to the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports and embedded Lexile assessments to measure reading growth. Using Capstone Digital products, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth, and achieve success across the curriculum. For more information, visit www.TheFutureinReading.com.
myON reader provides online access to more than 4,000 books with multimedia supports, such as embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio, customized to a student’s interest and reading. Accessible at school or home, the platform creates a collaborative reading environment where students, educators and parents work together to support student reading performance. Students also have access to a safe, social network where they can read, rate, review and recommend books to classmates. Since the platform launched in January 2011, more than 1.4 million students have logged on to read upwards of 4.25 million books. Learn more about myON at www.TheFutureinReading.com