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April 13, 2016 08:00 ET

Curriki Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Source for Reference or Education Resources

Curriki Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 13, 2016) -  Curriki, the leading K-12 global community for creating, sharing, and finding Open Educational Resources (OER), today announced that Curriki Open Educational Resource Library was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best Source for Reference or Education Resources category. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.

Curriki was named as one of the 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.

Winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at Education Industry Symposium, the nation's leading education technology conference, in Denver July 26. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner. 

Curriki, a non-profit organization, hosts a free library of 83,000+ educator-vetted learning materials in all K-12 subject areas and in many formats -- from individual lesson plans, instructional videos and units, to games and simulations. All content contributed by educators and select partners is available to others for use, adapt and share at no cost. In addition, Curriki curates resources into course-sequenced, standards-aligned units making it easier for educators to find the materials they need when they need them. In just the past year, Curriki released Curriki Pre-AlgebraCurriki Algebra 1, Curriki Geometry, and Curriki Calculus.

Curriki also provides publishing tools that allow users to build their own lesson plans, courses, playlists, and courses and publish them to the library so that all educators, students, and parents around the world may benefit.

"It's an honor to be recognized among these outstanding education innovators for our work to make high quality Open Educational Resources a mainstream staple in every classroom and household around the world," said Kim Jones, CEO Curriki. "As we focus on curating the finest resources for our educators, parents, and students and providing the platform and tools to enable the growth of the OER movement, this recognition validates Curriki's position as the leader in Open Educational Resources."

"Every year the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the edtech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They're opening doors for learners of all ages," said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists

About SIIA
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA's divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.

About ETIN
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit siia.net/etin.

About Curriki

A non-profit organization, Curriki's mission is to eliminate the Education Divide -- the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not -- in the U.S. and worldwide. It's online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to create quality materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally. A Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2012, Curriki was selected as the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for Digital Access. With more than 470,000 members and 83,000+ learning assets, Curriki has reached nearly 12 million users worldwide. Join today www.curriki.org.

Contact Information

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    Curriki Contact:
    Cindee Mock
    +1.650.255.2975
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    SIIA Communications Contact:
    Allison Bostrom
    +1.202.789.4466
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