New Product Awards Categories
Includes all product management, product development, product engineering, manufacturing, etc. functions. New products and services released in the U.S.A. since January 1 2018 are eligible to be nominated. Both brand-new and new-version products are eligible.
Submission requirements for these categories have been modified for 2019. Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories for the 2019 ABAs will include
a. A video of up to five (5) minutes, explaining the features, functions, benefits, and results to date of your nominated product or service since January 1 2018, or the achievements of your nominated department, team, or individual since that date, OR an essay of up to 650 words describing the features, functions, benefits, and results to date of your nominated product or service since January 1 2018, or the achievements of your nominated agency, department, team, or individual since that date.
b. In bullet-list form, a brief summary (up to 150 words) of up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of the nominee since the beginning of 2018 - or, in the case of a new product or service, up to 10 of the nominated product's or service's chief features and benefits
c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. For new product/service entries these uploads and links might include product demonstration videos, product reviews, images, etc.
Every new product or service nominated in The American Business Awards® will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. Voting will be conducted by the general public from May 2 through May 31, and the winners will be honored at the ABA awards banquet on June 11. In early May, entrants in the Best New Product or Service categories will receive instructions on how to promote People's Choice voting to their own customers, fans, and followers. Note that only nominees that receive at least 100 votes are eligible to win a People's Choice Stevie Award.
Product Management Categories
Product & Service Categories
Business Technology Categories
P96. Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
P97. Product Development/Management Executive of the Year
P98. Product Developer of the Year: recognizing all non-executive product development or management professionals. There is no entry fee for this category
P01. Business-to-Business Products: Recognizes tangible B2B products. Do not enter business technology products in this category, enter them in one of the business technology categories below.
P02. Business-to-Business Services: Recognizes B2B service offerings.
P03. Consumer Electronics: Recognizes all types of products under the umbrella of consumer electronics.
P04. Consumer Products: Recognizes all types of consumer products except those that fit in one of the other categories here.
P05. Consumer Services: Recognizes all service offerings for consumers.
P06. Financial Services: Recognizes all types of financial products and services.
P07. Hardware - Computer: Recognizes computer hardware products except those that fit in one of the other categories here.
P08. Hardware - Networking: Recognizes networking products and solutions.
P09. Hardware - Peripheral: Recognizes computer peripheral products.
P10. Hardware - Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component: Recognizes all types of semiconductor and electronic component products.
P11. Hardware - Storage: Recognizes storage products and solutions, for both B2B and consumer.
P12. Hardware - Other: Recognizes computer-related hardware products that don't fit into one of the other categories here.
P13. Health & Pharmaceuticals - Product: Recognizes tangible health and pharmaceutical products, for trade or consumer.
P14. Health & Pharmaceutical - Service: Recognizes health and pharmaceutical-related services, for trade or consumer.
P15. Industrial Products & Services: Recognizes all types of industrial products and services used in manufacturing, logistics, etc., except for software solutions.
P16. Media & Entertainment - Product: Recognizes tangible media or entertainment products, for trade or consumer.
P17. Media & Entertainment - Service: Recognizes media or entertainment services, for trade or consumer.
P18. Telecommunications - Product: Recognizes tangible telecommunications-related products.
P19. Telecommunications - Service: Recognizes telecommunications services, for trade or consumer.
P20. Transportation: Recognizes transportation-related products and services, for trade or consumer.
P21. Business Technology - Application Programming Interface (API) Management Solution : Recognizes the best platforms that create a centralized API architecture that makes the process of making, securing, deploying and managing high-performance interfaces significantly simpler and more consistent.
P22. Business Technology - Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning Solution: Recognizes solutions that enable computer-based systems to exhibit intelligent behavior in complex situations to solve problems, communicate with people, and perceive and interact with the physical world.
P23. Business Technology - Asset Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing large amounts of digital assets, across various formats. Digital assets may include analytics, useage data, images, content, etc.
P24. Business Technology - Big Data Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for reporting and analyzing actionable intelligence from massive data sets containing a variety of data types, or the best platform for enabling organizations in developing, deploying, operating and managing a big data infrastructure/environment.
P25. Business Technology - Blockchain Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for creating and managing shared, immutable ledgers for recording the history of transactions.
P26. Business Technology - Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for reporting and analyzing data into useful information for business purposes, or the best platform for enabling enterprises to build BI into their applications by providing analysis, information delivery and platform integration.
P27. Business Technology - Cloud Application/Service: Recognize the best solutions that operate in the cloud.
P28. Business Technology - Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution : Recognizes the best cloud platforms for collecting, storing, managing and interpreting data from many business activities. Can include but is not limited to finance, HR functions, product planning, purchasing, manufacturing, and service delivery.
P29. Business Technology - Cloud Infrastructure: Recognizes the best infrastructure solutions for the deployment of cloud-based offerings.
P30. Business Technology - Cloud Platform: Recognizes the best overall platforms for the deployment of cloud-based offerings.
P31. Business Technology - Cloud Storage & Backup Solution: Recognizes the best cloud-based solutions for storing and/or backing up data. Includes block storage, file storage, backup, archive, disaster recovery, and encryption.
P32. Business Technology - Collaboration/Social Networking Solution: Recognizes the best applications that aid collaboration, communication, filesharing and the process of problem solving for teams working together over geographic distances.
P33. Business Technology - Content Management Solution: Recognizes the best tools, platforms or services that allow users to sort through vast amounts of content and present it in a meaningful and organized way. Solutions allow users to arrange, display, collect, organize, co-create, share and manipulate content.
P34. Business Technology - Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution: Recognizes the best platforms, services or providers that support the efforts of organizations (business, government, academia) to educate employees about specific knowledge that aids in the successful execution of an employee's job. Includes applications that educate on internal processes, practices, expectations and objectives of workplace assignments.
P35. Business Technology - Data Visualization Technology: Recognizes the best tools or technologies to communicate or tell a story of data or information by displaying it as visual objects or a graphic to communicate the information clearly to users.
P36. Business Technology - DevOps Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that aid in unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops), by promoting automation and monitoring at all steps of software construction, from integration, testing, releasing to deployment and infrastructure management.
P37. Business Technology - Digital Process Automation Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that create process applications to automate complex workflows and digital business processes for application development and deployment professionals. A new category for 2019.
P38. Business Technology - Electronic Commerce Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions designed to facilitate the purchase of products and services online. Includes credit card processing systems, personalization tools, shopping carts, comparison bots, order forms, delivery/shipping management systems, etc.
P39. Business Technology - Endpoint Security Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that requires endpoint devices to comply with specific criteria before granted access to network resources. Includes antivirus, antispyware, personal firewall, host intrusion prevention, file/disk encryption, endpoint DLP, etc.
P40. Business Technology - Event Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing the production and execution for events. Includes registration, payment processing, sponsor and attendee management, event marketing, reporting, event program, budgeting, etc.
P41. Business Technology - Financial Management Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions that automate business accounting and money management including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, budgeting, resource allocation, reporting, etc.
P42 Business Technology - FinTech Solution: Recognizes the best solutions to make financial services more efficient by demonstrating an incremental or radical/disruptive innovation development of applications, processes, products or business models in the financial services industry. This can include but is not limited to financing, insurance, investments, payments, advisory, security, etc.
P43. Business Technology - Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions that provide a structured and systematic approach to ensure proper governance, manage risks and ensure compliance across an organization.
P44. Business Technology - Healthcare Technology Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for improving care quality, patient safety, efficiency, medical information and/or data exchange to healthcare professionals or consumers.
P45. Business Technology - Human Capital Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that automate any aspect of human resources management and talent acquisition, including HRIS, benefits administration, recruiting, payroll, and performance appraisal.
P46. Business Technology - Identity & Access Security Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that enable the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.
P47. Business Technology - Infrastructure as a Service: Recognizes the best solutions for providing infrastructure as a service, including infrastructure, provisioning, security, reporting/controls, storage, and backup in a seamless, scalable, and flexible manner.
P48. Business Technology - Insurance Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing any aspect of the insurance industry, from billing and policy operations to solutions for agents, underwriters, shoppers and insureds.
P49. Business Technology - Integration Solution: Recognizes the best solutions designed to integrate disparate applications, operating systems, data, and/or business processes used within an organization in order to simplify and automate their use and eliminate silos of information and functionality through dashboards or other approaches.
P50. Business Technology - International Data Protection Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that protect data across multiple platforms and locations, globally.
P51. Business Technology - IoT Analytics Solution: Recognizes the best applications for measuring and transforming Internet of Things (IoT) data into business intelligence.
P52. Business Technology - IT Operations Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for joining financial, contractual, licensing, and inventory functions to support the IT environment.
P53. Business Technology - IT Service Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that align the delivery of IT services with the needs of the business to deliver best services to employees and clients.
P54. Business Technology - Lead Generation Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that enable organizations to efficiently collect, manage, grade, distribute and respond to sales leads.
P55. Business Technology - Manufacturing Solution: Recognizes the best solutions used in manufacturing. Nominated solutions may offer features including, among others, accounting integration, estimation, inventory management, work order flexibility, bill of materials replication, production stage management, packing slip generation, etc.
P56. Business Technology - Marketing/Public Relations Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that enable companies to target, measure, and market, products and services to reach consumers and customers online, on mobile devices and even off-line. Solutions can include (but not limited to) marketing tactics such as SEO, SEM, social media, display advertising, native advertising, content marketing automation, marketing management, campaign management and deployment, and mobile marketing.
P57. Business Technology - Migration as a Service: Recognizes the best cloud services for migrating application from virtual or physical environments to the cloud or in between clouds.
P58. Business Technology - Mobile Development Solution: Recognizes the best tools or resources for designing, creating or testing mobile applications. Includes programming language, toolkits, diagnostic programs, IDE, applet and plug-in development tools, database development programs, etc.
P59. Business Technology - Mobile On-Demand Application: Recognizes the best mobile applications for B2B users or consumers. For more category options for apps, see the Mobile Site & App categories.
P60. Business Technology - Mobile Operations Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing the deployment and operations of products and services offered for the mobile use of B2B users or consumers.
P61. Business Technology - Network Security Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for preventing and monitoring unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources. Includes firewall, intrusion prevention and detection, unified threat management, VPN, etc.
P62. Business Technology - News Monitoring Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for monitoring, analyzing and drawing insights from a wide range of content, including news, opinions and conversations.
P63. Business Technology - Payments Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for passing authorization, payments, and settlement data between a merchant’s website and the merchant’s processor.
P64. Business Technology - Platform as a Service: Recognizes the best platforms as a service (PaaS) that increase the speed of development of applications, reduce cost of development, automate deployment, and provide flexibility and scalability. This includes enablement capabilities.
P65. Business Technology - Project Management Solution: Recognizes the best business solutions that automate any aspect of managing project-based business activities. Includes estimation and planning, scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration, etc.
P66. Business Technology - Ransomware Removal Tool: Recognizes the best solutions for identifying, isolating and removing ransomware from technology systems.
P67. Business Technology - Real Estate or Construction Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that automate and improve the planning, design, construction and operation of facilities.
P68. Business Technology - Relationship Management Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions designed to expand a company's knowledge about, and relationship with, its current or potential customers and/or partners. Includes CRM, PRM, SFA, marketing automation, personalization products and services.
P69. Business Technology - SaaS Enablement as a Service: Recognizes the best services for helping independent software vendors (ISVs) size, deploy and test applications so that they are fully optimized for Cloud delivery.
P70. Business Technology - Social Business Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for managing and monitoring social media campaigns, building and engaging customers, and collecting and analyzing data, across multiple social networks.
P71. Business Technology - Software Defined Infrastructure: Recognizes the best solutions for creating technical computing infrastructure that is entirely under the control of software with no operator or human intervention. It operates independent of any hardware-specific dependencies and is programmatically extensible.
P72. Business Technology - Software Development Solution: Recognizes the best tools or resources for designing, creating or testing software applications. Includes programming language, toolkits, diagnostic programs, IDE, applet and plug-in development tools, database development programs, etc.
P73. Business Technology - Supply Chain Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for coordination and collaboration with suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers in the movement and storage of materials and equipment; work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.
P74. Business Technology - Systems Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that align the delivery of IT services with the needs of the business to deliver best services to employees and clients.
P75. Business Technology - Vendor Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that optimize and manage any aspect of contingent workforces, services procurement, human resources and talent acquisition including: HRIS, benefits administration, recruiting, payroll, supplier management, workforce optimization, and performance appraisals. A new category for 2019.
P76. Business Technology - Web Services Solution: Recognizes the best solutions that that use XML-based messages to exchange data between applications.
P77. Business Technology - Other: Recognizes the best business technology products and solutions that don't fit into one of the many other categories listed here.
These categories recognize products, technology and services created by, or for, Media, Publishers and Information Services Providers.
S40. Content - Advertising or Campaign Management Platform: Recognizes the best platforms that help companies manage their marketing and advertising. The platforms may include integrated planning, execution and attribution, and campaign management that enable the user to adjust/ optimize advertising spend.
S41. Content - Aggregation Platform: Recognizes services that make the best use of information aggregated from disparate sources for business users or consumers.
S42. Content - Business Directory: Recognizes the best Business Directories for use by consumers or other business professionals. Nominees may submit solutions developed for online or for mobile applications and can be developed for the broader market or customized based on a specific user community or vertical market.
S43. Content - Business Information Solution: Recognizes the best information solutions that help business professionals with their daily job functions: sales, marketing, strategy, business development, research or other corporate functions.
S44. Content - Content Analytics Solution: Recognizes the best content and data analytics solutions that help providers understand content utilization and data. Nominees may submit analytics solutions that include proprietary platforms and algorithmic software that measure, evaluate and analyze content and data. May include mobile tracking and analytics.
S45. Content - Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions designed for users to be able to create, modify, design, alter, combine, customize, curate multiple content sources and formats, and share digital content for effective and engaged learning in the PreK-20 learning areas. A new category for 2019.
S46. Content - Content Marketing Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for creating compelling and engaging content and distributing that content in a targeted manner across various media.
S47. Content - Content Rights and Delivery Solution: Recognizes innovative Content Delivery solutions that best enable the secure electronic transfer of information or software for rental or purchase, including subsequent secure distribution and reuse with the fewest barriers to usage.
S48. Content - Crowd Sourced Information Solution: Recognizes the best Crowd Sourcing products or services designed for use by media companies, publishers and information providers. Nominees may submit solutions that are managed services, enterprise platforms or those that supply labor pools. The nominees' solutions can address micro-tasking, creative or engineering needs and the like.
S49. Content - eCommerce & Billing Platform: Recognizes the best eCommerce & Billing Platforms specifically designed for media, publishers and information providers. Nominees may submit solutions that support revenue collection such as subscription billing, single issue and content sales and/or specialty billing for media, publishers and information providers. Solutions may include online, mobile, social media and other channels their end-users and customers utilize.
S50. Content - Financial & Market Data Information Solution: Recognizes the Best Financial & Market Data Solutions designed for professionals in the financial and capital markets industries. Nominees may submit solutions that provide financial, market data and related information for market practitioners. Includes real-time data services, reference data solutions, or historical data, financial news services, market analysis & research, credit services, capital markets, commodities & energy, foreign exchange, fixed income and/or merger and acquisition information.
S51. Content - General Reference Service: Recognizes the best reference tools for use by business professionals and researchers. Tools and/or solutions provide data, answers, articles and/or abstracts via online, mobile or other platforms.
S52. Content - Health & Medical Information Solution: Recognizes the best information solutions for medical and health professionals or consumers. Nominees may submit solutions for consumers, medical and healthcare professionals, or both.
S53. Content - Information Service Delivered as Mobile App or Platform: Recognizes the most popular or innovative information services delivered in a mobile platform or an app, providing any kind of digital content in an information-as-a-service solution that saves users of any job function time and money over traditional delivery methods. Nominees can also be in specialized verticals or media categories.
S54. Content - Legal Information Solution: Recognizes the best Legal Information Solutions designed for the legal professional. Nominees may submit solutions that provide access to primary and secondary legal research sources; business & practice performance development tools as well as litigation support, workflow, and e-discovery solutions designed for the legal profession.
S55. Content - Media & Information Monitoring Solution: Recognizes the best solutions for monitoring, analyzing and drawing insights from a wide range of content, including news, opinions and conversations. The best solution will capture content across various forms of digital and traditional media, including web, mobile, social, TV, print, etc.
S56. Content - Multichannel Publishing Technology: Recognizes the best vehicles disseminating multiple forms of content (e.g. text, video, data, etc.), through multiple channels (e.g. web, mobile, print, broadcast etc.).
S57. Content - Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution: Recognizes the best Sales & Marketing Intelligence solutions, which empower sales and marketing professionals with key data, insights and analytics to help drive business development and target potential sales prospects.
S58. Content - Scholarly Publishing Information Solution: Recognizes the best research information solutions that provides high quality content while meeting the rigorous standards for academic and scientific researchers and professionals.
S59. Content - Science and Technology Information Solution: Recognizes the best information solutions for science, engineering, and technology professionals or consumers.
S60. Content - Search Technology Solution: Recognizes the enterprise search solutions designed for media, publishers, and information providers that best facilitate the finding of information by end-users.
S61. Content - Semantic Technology Platform, Tools and Applications: Recognizes the semantic technology platforms with the best tooling and enterprise features.
S62. Content - Service Using Aggregated Content: Recognizes the products or services that make the best use of information aggregated from disparate sources. Nominees may include solutions that directly serve business users or consumers, or that package content for reuse, resale, or redistribution.
S63. Content - Solution for Integrating Content into the Workflow: Recognizes the best solutions for integrating content into an end-user workflow. Nominees may include complete end-to-end user applications or integration of content and/or new features into an existing solution for any professional audience (e.g., Sales, Legal, Financial, Scientific, Medical, etc.).
S64. Content - Subscription Management Solution: Recognizes the best solutions to help companies manage all aspects of the subscription lifecycle. Subscription management includes onboarding, assisted or unassisted subscription sales, pricing and packaging, billing, invoicing, payments, reporting, and financial management.
S65. Content - Video Platform for Media & Publishers: Recognizes the best video platforms specifically designed for media, publishers and information providers dedicated to publishing, distributing and/or monetizing video assets.
These categories recognize applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.
S01. Education - Arts & Creativity Solution: Recongizes the best software solutions or digital tools designed for PK-12 or postsecondary learners. The solutions support educational goals within all media arts, music, theater, and visual arts areas, and helps develop fine arts skills, knowledge, and creative practices that enhance learning practices for multiple content areas.
S02. Education - Career and Workforce Readiness Solution: Recognizes the best software solutions or digital services that develop skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century workforce. Includes applications that help close the gap between a learner's current interest and skills and the needs and expectations in the workplace.
S03. Education - Classroom Management Solution: Recognizes the best systems designed for PK-12 educators that provide any or all of the following: student information systems, data management and reporting tools, gradebooks, standards (including Common Core) alignment tools, packages that link data and resources to instruction, and other platform tools that take user content .
S04. Education - Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators: Recognizes the best online systems designed to provide social learning, collaborative and community support for PK-12 or postsecondary education faculty and administration. Includes tools for communication, professional learning experiences, resource centers, collaboration and planning tools,and other interactive, social media solutions.
S05. Education - Cross-Curricular Solution: Recognizes the best software tools for students, educators or administrators that can be used in multiple curriculum areas in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes language literacy or productivity and creativity solutions that support instruction or management across different courses or subject areas, such as career planning, document creation, graphic design, problem solving or web development.
S06. Education - Education Cloud-based Solution: Recognizes the best cloud-based solutions that are always available to educational users regardless of location, are multi-platform, and provide ubiquitous access to faculty, administration, and students. Provide all applications and files for anywhere, anytime availability with an Internet connection, using devices at home or at school, from desktops to laptops to tablet or smartphones.
S07. Education - ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution: Recognizes the best instructional solutions for English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Learners (ELL), and World Languages for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes language learning curricula and content that can be managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction.
S08. Education - Game-based Curriculum Solution: Recognizes the best curriculum solutions that use gaming elements as an integral component of a curriuculm or assessment product. Designed for PK-12, postsecondary, or adult students to enable them to learn / apply concepts by using a compelling game environment that is academically and pedagogically sound.
S09. Education - Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas: Recognizes the best applications focusing on non-core curriculum areas for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. These areas include (but are not limited to) art, music, health, technology, engineering, computer science or business.
S10. Education - K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution: Recognizes the best digital learning environment/systemS designed for K-12 educators to manage curriculum-based content, student access and use, diagnostic and remediation programs, data management and reporting tools. Enables the teacher to register, access, and build course materials, communicate with students, and acquire content, developed by students, colleagues or a provider. Includes course and content-based learning management systems used by students.
S11. Education - K-12 Enterprise Solution: Recognizes the best non-instructional, business management applications or services that support education enterprises in the PK-12 market, including transportation, human resources, talent management, security, food services, digital communication/security solutions, scheduling and registration services, data mining, data analysis, student information systems, network services, special ed funding tracking, IEP tracking, etc. These solutions, delivered by the Internet or a network, will also best enable data exchange, processing, and reporting.
S12. Education - Learning Capacity-Building Solution: Recognizes the best tools for learners that can be used to increase responsibility, independence and engagement in their learning tasks. Includes digital tools that leverage up-to-date research in learning sciences to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the learner's skills, interest, and time on task by optimizing engagement. For use in multiple curriculum areas in either the PK-12 or postsecondary market.
S13. Education - Learning Relationship Management Solution: Recognizes the best digital services that manage and facilitate student-led learning to maximize learning engagement, achievement, outcome, retention and long-term success. The technology facilitates personalized learning, individualized learning paths and transparent relationships with student's support network critical to student outcomes and long-term success.
S14. Education - Mathematics Instructional Solution: Recognizes the best instructional products that offer mathematics curriculum and content for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction for students so they can learn and apply mathematics concepts and methods. Provides for deep learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment, and reflects current curriculum practice.
S15. Education - PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution: Recognizes the best education solutions that are specifically developed to personalize learning for PK-12 students. The solution must provide for adaptive, anytime/anywhere learning, competency-based progression, and/or student-driven learning paths and support seamless integration with other content, assessment. or data systems.
S16. Education - PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution: Recognizes the best digital products providing or supporting learning for children ages 3-5. Includes applications designed for tablets and/or desktop computers, in areas such as literacy and numeracy content, assessment and reporting, for use at home or in early childhood development settings.
S17. Education - Postsecondary Enterprise Solution: Recognizes the best non-instructional business management applications or services that support postsecondary education enterprises. Included are class/lecture capture solutions, network services, human resources/talent management, digital communication/security solutions, scheduling and registration services, data mining, data analysis or student information systems.
S18. Education - Postsecondary Learning Management Solution: Recognizes the best teaching and learning platforms designed for postsecondary faculty to manage curriculum-based content, student access, and use, diagnostic and remediation programs, data management and reporting tools. Includes enterprise e-Learning platform or course and content-based learning management systems used by students.
S19. Education - Postsecondary Learning Solution: Recognizes the best broad-based, multi-disciplinary teaching solutions for curricula and content that are specifically targeted toward students in college (graduate and undergraduate) and trade/professional school learning environments. Includes solutions that deliver blended or custom-crafted materials, digitally on a number of devices. Helps students navigate their digital/ebooks and reference content in a format that fits the way they learn with interactive media, collaboration tools, and course content.
S20. Education - Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution: Recognizes the best education solutions that are specifically developed to personalize learning for postsecondary students. The solution must provide for adaptive, anytime/anywhere learning, competency-based progression, and/or student-driven learning paths and support seamless integration with other content, assessment. or data systems.
S21. Education - Professional Learning Solution for Education: Recognizes the best educational applications or services designed to support PK-12 or postsecondary education institutions in the development of faculty and administrative staff. Includes professional development programs, learning management systems, and content development, with video-based delivery and packaging tools.
S22. Education - Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution: Recognizes the best reading/English/language arts instructional solutions.
S23. Education - Science Instructional Solution: Recognizes the best instructional solutions for science and health curricula and content for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary market. Includes managed classroom/course-based instruction or online supplemental instruction for individuals. Provides for deep learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment and reflects current curriculum practice.
S24. Education - Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution: Recognizes the best instructional solutions for social sciences / social studies curricula and content for students in the PK-12 or postsecondary markets. Includes managed classroom/course-based instruction, online supplemental instruction for individuals. Provides for deep learning experiences for students, supports standards alignment and reflects current curriculum practice.
S25. Education - Solution for Special Needs Students: Recognizes the best applications specifically designed to benefit students with unique educational needs, including those with physical or learning disabilities, those on the autism spectrum or those who are gifted and talented in the PK-12 or postsecondary market.
S26. Education - Source for Reference or Education Resources: Recognizes the services that best package reference, original source materials, library or research information, or disaggregated media assets for educational purposes in the PK-12 and/or postsecondary markets. This service can include content such as encyclopedias, maps, databases, and source material.
S27. Education - Student Assessment Solution: Recognizes the best applications or solutions for high-stakes assessments/preparation for high-stakes tests in the PK-12 or postsecondary market for use in either formative or summative assessments.
S28. Education - Virtual Learning Solution: Recognizes the educational solutions that best deliver course support, full courses, or degree programs online, in either subcription-based or massive, open environments. Can be designed for tutoring, self-paced digital instruction, home-schooling, advance placement course work, credit recovery, instructional support, personalized learning environments, or college credit and targets the PK-12 or postsecondary market.