Infobase is pleased to announce that its Issues & Controversies database is among the winners of Tech & Learning magazine’s 33rd Annual Awards of Excellence in the “Best Upgraded Products” category.
This award, according to Tech & Learning, “honors products that have made significant enhancements to previous versions of the same product that have evolved to meet the changing needs of technology.” Tech & Learning named 124 education technology products as winners in its 33-year-old recognition program. The software, hardware, network, app, and web products honored by the magazine include applications that its panel of more than 30 educators deemed groundbreaking as well as those that added significant enhancements to established education tools. Another Infobase product, the streaming digital delivery service Learn360, has won this award twice—in 2011 and in 2012.
Heralded for its clear, objective exploration of hundreds of today’s crucial issues, Issues & Controversies features in-depth articles; thought-provoking, Oxford-style debate videos; original overview videos; interactive polls; printable handouts; discussion questions; current news articles; full coverage of each National High School Debate Topic; and a wealth of curriculum tools. Often used for 1:1 initiatives, flipped classrooms, blended learning, and project-based learning, the database is an ideal tool for analyzing issues, writing a research paper, and preparing for a debate.
This award is the latest in a series of wins for Issues & Controversies. Earlier this year, Tech & Learning awarded Issues & Controversies the ISTE 2015 Best of Show Award. The database is also an LMC/ARBA Best in Reference Award winner, a Library Journal Best Database, an SIIA CODiE Awards Finalist, and a winner of The ComputED Gazette‘s Education Software Review Award (EDDIES) and Best Educational Software Award (BESSIES).
Founded more than 35 years ago, Tech & Learning‘s publications, websites, and events aim to provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to K–12 educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools.