ClassLink’s LaunchPad™ Named CODiE Award Finalist for Instructional and Virtual Desktops

Leader in web and cloud-based educational solutions, ClassLink announces its nomination in four major 2012CODiE award categories for its LaunchPad™ solution.

Online PR News – 07-April-2012 – Clifton, New Jersey – Leader in web and cloud-based educational solutions, ClassLink announces its nomination in four major 2012CODiE award categories for its LaunchPad™ solution. LaunchPad™remains the only K-12 cloud-based desktop with multiple views that give teachers and students access to all their applications and files, from anywhere at any time. This is the eighth consecutive year that ClassLink has been honored as a CODiE finalist. Sponsored by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiE awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software industry.

ClassLink received finalist nominations in the following categories:

• Best Education Community Solution: LaunchPad™Virtual Desktop
• Best K-12 Enterprise Solution: LaunchPad™ Virtual Desktop
• Best Virtual School Solution for Students:LaunchPad™ Instructional Desktop
• Best K-12 Course and Learning Management Solution: LaunchPad™ Instructional Desktop

ClassLink is 3-timeCODiE winner and 12-time CODiE finalist. This year, for the first time, all nominated products were reviewed solely by educators. After an extensive evaluation of live demonstrations, trial access and supplementary documentation these educators selected the 128 product finalists in 23 categories.

“Receiving four CODiE nominations in 2012 is an honor. It is gratifying to receive acknowledgment of our team’s hard work from educators who personally reviewed the LaunchPad™ solution,” said Berj Akian, ClassLink CEO. “We thank the judges for their recognition and endorsement of ClassLink.”

Karen Billings, Vice President of the SIIA Education Division, applauded the finalists, “We’re thrilled to see so many excellent educational technology products making it to this year’s finalist round. We look forward to honoring the winners at our awards dinner in May.”

About LaunchPad™

A personalized cloud-based virtualized desktop that provides administrators, teachers and students with personalized access to all of their files and applications from any device at any time. Simple to set up and manage,LaunchPad’s™ multiple views include a surprisingly simple virtual desktop and an empowering instructional desktop. With more and different devices showing up in the classrooms today, users expecting 24/7 access and schools needing to lower costs, LaunchPad™ can quickly provide the desired new approach.

About ClassLink

Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services.

ClassLink ClassMate® The only student administration and curriculum management system designed for unique schooling environments. Customized for New York BOCES, ClassMate specializes in Career and Technical Education, Special Education, Alternative Education, Exceptional Education and Adult Education.

ClassLink OnTrack ™Empower your curriculum team with an online curriculum designer and lesson planner that brings together differentiated instruction and alignment to the Common Core standards.

ClassLink Inquiry™ Take the guesswork out of instructional technology decisions. Through real time reports, teachers and administrators know what software and which computers are being used. Combine this data with student grades and attendance; now you can correlate technology usage to instructional results!

About SIIA and CODiE Awards

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards is the longest-running awards program in the software and information industry. For over 25 years, SIIA CODiE Awards have remained the leading honor for the software and information industry's finest products and services. The program acknowledges the industry’s most innovative products and services through a combination of journalist and peer review. CODiE Awards judges work to identify the "best-of-the-best" from literally hundreds of nominees.

The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 750 leading software and information companies.

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