On March 30, 2020, SIIA named Learning Explorer a CODiE Award Finalist in the category for “Best Library Reference or Educational Database.” This award recognizes the service that “best packages reference, original source materials, library or research information or disaggregated media assets for educational purposes in the PK-12 or higher education markets.”
“Our team is dedicated to helping to make finding, planning, and delivering curriculum easier for educators. The Learning Explorer learning resource discovery and management solution is ideal for helping educators successfully meet the challenges of both in class and remote learning. We are honored to be nominated for the 2020 SIIA CODiE Award.” says Jim Hurley, CEO & Founder of Lesson Planet.”
Designed as a robust learning resource discovery and curriculum management platform for districts and schools, Learning Explorer allows teachers to easily discover, manage, and deliver educator-curated open educational resources (OER) as well as licensed publisher content. Teachers can easily search educator reviews to over 650,000 curated educational resources and then use the intuitive drag-and-drop interface to build, edit, and manage custom collections of resources to share with their students. Learning Explorer integrates seamlessly with rostering solutions such as Clever as well as LMS solutions such as Google Classroom and Canvas.
When describing Learning Explorer, CODiE’s educator judges said, “it gives teachers a way to organize resources to allow their students to be successful in their learning journeys. This really meets the need for teachers who often struggle to help point their students to a variety of quality online resources,” and “this makes organizing a wide variety of resources manageable for teachers. More specifically, it gives teachers a logical way to access and, more importantly, organize Open Educational Resources and other content.”
About SIIA CODiE Awards: The SIIA CODiE Awards were established in 1986 so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. The core mission has always remained the same: recognizing excellence by honoring the software and information industry’s leading products and services.
About Learning Explorer: Founded by teachers for teachers, Learning Explorer’s passion is helping to make teachers’ lives easier by saving them time discovering, planning, and delivering quality online curriculum resources. Ideal for in class or remote learning, our award-winning learning object repository (LOR) and curriculum management platform (designed and developed by sister company Lesson Planet), provides PreK-12 educators seamless access to a huge, all-in-one searchable ecosystem of learning resources from a wide variety of both educator-curated open educational resources (OER) and district-licensed publisher content. The Learning Explorer team is committed to providing truly innovative digital tools and resources that are designed to help instructional leaders better close the curriculum equity gap; save educators time in the planning and delivery of relevant, standards-aligned lessons; and, to inspire more meaningful, personalized and engaging student learning.
See the original press release here.