Canada’s leading educational publisher, Nelson, has announced that EdTech Breakthrough, a market intelligence organization that recognizes top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, has selected Nelson’s Edwin platform as the winner of its ‘Publishing Software of the Year’ and ‘Best Technology Learning Platform’ awards in the inaugural EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.
Edwin is a learning eco-system that has transformed classrooms across Canada, becoming the backbone for classrooms to help operate with a 1:1 student-to-device ratio. The Edwin eco-system is supported by a learning program, up-front training, web based support, and a social network built specifically for Edwin teachers.
James Johnson, managing director of EdTech Breakthrough, said: “We reviewed many educational software solutions for the EdTech Breakthrough awards, and we are excited to recognize Nelson as both Publishing Software of the Year and Best Learning Technology Platform.
“Nelson has worked to improve student access to digital learning resources while preserving student data, which has helped strengthen Canadian educational institutions by providing world class offerings with a high level of data security.”
The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honour excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, e-Learning, Career Preparation and more. This year’s program attracted more than 1,500 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world.
Edwin’s success is dependent upon three core pillars. First, Edwin provides an equal playing field to students through access to the same device, the same learning resources, and same software applications. Secondly, Edwin is built around a library of content from multiple content providers that is linked to specific provincial curricula goals. Thirdly, Edwin is built around flexibility, with tools to meet students and teachers where they are in their learning or teaching journey.
“We are honored to receive the Publishing Software of the Year and Best Technology Learning Platform awards from EdTech Breakthrough,” Steve Brown, Nelson President and CEO. “We are committed to providing students with the best learning experience, and we will continue to innovate in the educational software sphere, partnering with leading educational institutions, to significantly improve student outcomes.”