Sebastopol, CA. (February 21st, 2008) - eSpindle Learning, a leading provider of online vocabulary and spelling tutoring, has been chosen as finalist for a CODiE Award. The youngest organizations nominated in the Education categories, www.LearnThatWord.org provides unlimited personalized tutoring sessions via patent-pending technology and a pool of 100,000 words. The nonprofit, started from parent initiative, matches every paid membership with a scholarship for a disadvantaged student.
"The nomination is a wonderful recognition for all of the people who have helped to make LearnThatWord a reality," says Rosevita Warda, founder and Executive Director of eSpindle Learning. "It is wind in our sails."
Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries.
Over 250 judges from the trade press, consulting, educators, IT specialists and other knowledgeable, but neutral, experts have reviewed all of the products entered. The finalists were chosen from more than 1,000 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies.
Informally referred to as the "Grammy Award" of the software industry, the name "CODiE" brings together the word "CODE" and the symbol for information ("i").
The Codie Awards holds the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors.
LearnThatWord was previously honored with Parents' Choice Foundation Award in 2006, just months after its initial launch, and Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award at the beginning of 2008.
The CODiE's nomination is another highly visible recognition of this unique program, which is designed to supplement and support existing instructional programs.
For a complete list of CODiE finalists, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2008/finalists.asp#Education .
The 2008 Codie Awards will be presented at a gala event on May 20th, 2008, at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
"Competition for the awards is tough, and has been getting stronger every year. 2008 saw an unprecedented high turn-out, and finalists can be proud of themselves," says Karen Billings, Vice-President Education, SIIA.
A nonprofit organization, eSpindle Learning offers individualized online vocabulary and spelling practice to help students of all ages become confident readers and writers.
The online tutoring service delivers customized learning sessions based on a proprietary database of more than 100,000 words. The organization was established in 2004 and matches every membership with a free license for a disadvantaged student.
For more information about LearnThatWord, or to start a free account, visit www.LearnThatWord.org.
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The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 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 800 leading software and information companies.
For further information, visit www.siia.net.