Burnsville, MN, 07/11/2015 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Philadelphia, PA (July 3, 2015) – Mackin Educational Resources was awarded the prestigious Best of Show award at this year’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference for their proprietary digital resource management system, MackinVIA™. The award spotlights those products and services that show the greatest promise for educators and students, according to the country’s most tech-savvy educators. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality, effectiveness, ease of use and creative use of technology.
The four-day conference is an annual event, attended by educators and technology specialists from around the world. “This is a very deeply appreciated honor,” stated Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin Educational Resources. “The fact that we were in the presence of such esteemed companies and received this award is validating and confirms that we are on the right path.”
The 2015 ISTE conference, held in the historically rich city of Philadelphia, saw nearly 20,000 attendees and over 500 companies exhibiting their products and services. MackinVIA rose to the top from a field of hundreds of competitors vying for this award.
The free MackinVIA digital resource management system has been continually refined by Mackin since its introduction roughly five years ago. “Our team has worked tirelessly to shape and mold MackinVIA into the robust digital management system that it is today, with new updates and features released several times a year. This explains how we’ve been able to amass a student user-base that is fast approaching 9 million,” exclaims Troy Mikell, Director of Marketing Communications.
For more than 32 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 2.5 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes more than 350,000 digital products including eBooks, databases, digital audiobooks and video resources – all available through their free, award-winning digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit www.mackin.com or call 800-245-9540.
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