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Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology Wins Two Prestigious Codie Awards.



BOSTON -- Houghton Mifflin Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational publisher in the United States. The company's headquarters is located in Boston's Back Bay. It publishes textbooks, instructional technology materials, assessments, reference works, and fiction and non-fiction for both young readers  Learning Technology today announced that two of its flagship products A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation.  received 2007 Codie Awards, the top honors from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association, Washington, DC, www.siia.net) A trade organization devoted to the health and welfare of the software and digital content industry by providing support in government relations, business development, education and intellectual property ).

Larson Learning([R]), a highly interactive software-based math program that combines real-world problem solving problem solving

Process involved in finding a solution to a problem. Many animals routinely solve problems of locomotion, food finding, and shelter through trial and error.
 and skill building through interactive instruction, guided practice and mastery, was named Best Mathematics Instruction Solution. Larson Learning includes interactive software, individualized in·di·vid·u·al·ize  
tr.v. in·di·vid·u·al·ized, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·ing, in·di·vid·u·al·iz·es
1. To give individuality to.

2. To consider or treat individually; particularize.

3.
 data-driven instruction, student resources, correlations and customized professional development.

The Edmark House Series([R]), which includes popular software titles such as Millie's Math House([R]), Bailey's Book House([R]), Sammy's Science House([R]), and Trudy's Time and Place House([R]), was named Best Instruction Solution for Special Needs Students. The series combines activities that supplement math, reading, social studies and science in the special needs and early learning classrooms, and supports cross-curricular instruction.

Now in its twenty-second year, the Codie Awards is the longest-running awards program in the software and information industry, recognizing best-of-class products and services. Chosen by a panel of journalists, technology experts and SIIA members, the awards provide a unique opportunity for companies to earn praise from industry peers.

"We are extremely pleased that both Larson Learning and the Edmark House Series garnered such prestigious awards," said Scott Kirkpatrick, president, Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology. "It is an honor to be recognized not only by our peers but also from among more than 1,000 competing nominations."

Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology develops and delivers highly engaging, interactive pre-K-12 solutions that inspire excellence and innovation, and raise student achievement. With a rich portfolio of curriculum-based technology products and services in all subject areas, this newly created division of Houghton Mifflin Company provides a powerful, research-proven approach for integrating core and supplemental instruction, intervention, assessment and reporting, professional development and school-to-home connections.

For more information about the 2007 Codie Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2007/winners.asp. For more information about Houghton Mifflin Learning Technology, Larson Learning, and the Edmark House Series, visit http://www.hmco.com/divisions/learning_tech.html.

About Houghton Mifflin

Boston-based Houghton Mifflin Company is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , with more than $1.4 billion in sales. The Company publishes a comprehensive set of educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology There are two types of instructional technology: those with a systems approach, and those focusing on sensory technologies.

The definition of instructional technology prepared by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology
 to standards-based assessments A standards based test is one based on the outcome-based education or performance-based education philosophy. [1] Assessment is a key part of the standards reform movement. The first part is to set new, higher standards to be expected of every student.  for elementary and secondary schools and colleges. The Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning fiction and nonfiction non·fic·tion  
n.
1. Prose works other than fiction: I've read her novels but not her nonfiction.

2. The category of literature consisting of works of this kind.
 for adults and young readers. In 2006, Houghton Mifflin merged with Riverdeep, bringing together one of the most respected print publishers with the leader in interactive courseware Interactive CourseWare - (ICW) A training program controlled by a computer that relies on trainee input to determine the order and pace of instruction delivery. The trainee advances through the sequence of instructional events by making decisions and selections. . With origins dating back to 1832, Houghton Mifflin combines its tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation. To learn more about Houghton Mifflin, visit www.hmco.com.
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