BRISBANE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- GlobalEnglish Suite is the winner of the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution. A cloud-based development and support solution, the GlobalEnglish Suite is used by more than 500 global companies to increase their employees' productivity and performance through improved Business English proficiency.
Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards honor outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. This year, nominated ed-tech products underwent an intensive review by educator judges from around the nation, and the finalists were selected by SIIA members.
"This is strong independent validation of the enormous value the GlobalEnglish Suite provides global companies. Their non-native English speaking employees are able to collaborate across borders, contribute their ideas and deliver higher revenues and profitability," said Mahesh Ram, CEO, GlobalEnglish.
GlobalEnglish's cloud-based suite of Business English solutions blends the latest technology innovations with research on how adults effectively acquire language to address the needs of non-native English speaking employees of all proficiency levels. It is designed to help employees improve core English language skills in the context of real business situations while also building their global business competencies.
The suite is highly customizable and includes formal and informal Business English learning, instant on-the-job support for business tasks in English, enterprise collaboration, mobile productivity, adaptive Business English assessments and the ability to gain centralized, actionable insights from on-demand reports and administrative tools. A set of powerful, feature-rich capabilities with an easy-to-use interface -- fully localized into 15 languages -- can be accessed across multiple channels, including browser, tablet and smartphone devices. The suite can also be completely integrated with client platforms (e.g. Learning Management Systems) for maximum accessibility with little to no IT involvement ensuring the greatest degree of scalability and convenience.
Sam Neff, GlobalEnglish's senior vice president of Platforms and Innovation said, "It's an honor to be recognized with a CODiE award, especially in light of quality nominees also in this category. This award is affirmation that we are achieving our goal of developing truly unique and effective technology-based learning products that improve the personal and professional lives of global workers who are required to use English as the international language of business."
The GlobalEnglish Suite was one of three Pearson products honored with prestigious 2013 CODiE Awards. OpenClass, a dynamic open learning environment, received the CODiE for Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution; and Pearson Teacher Compass Suite, a customizable suite of professional development resources and observation tools for educators, was named the Best Professional Learning Solution for Education.
GlobalEnglish offers Business English solutions designed to improve the communication and collaboration that drive high performance in a global economy. In blending the latest technology innovations with research on how adults effectively acquire language, GlobalEnglish provides a comprehensive solution: formal and informal Business English learning, instant on-the-job support for business tasks in English, enterprise collaboration, mobile productivity, adaptive Business English assessments and the ability to measure usage and proficiency improvements across the company. Headquartered in Brisbane, Calif., GlobalEnglish has partnered with more than 500 of the world's leading corporations and enterprises, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble and Unisys. GlobalEnglish is part of Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Learn more at www.GlobalEnglish.com.
Pearson is the world's leading learning company, providing educational materials and services, business information through the Financial Times Group, and consumer publishing through the Penguin brand. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.
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