While we always knew that SIIA and the CODiE Awards were influential, we did not anticipate the incredible impact that winning a CODiE Award has had for Learnosity.
Learnosity was thrilled to be nominated for a CODiE. The evening event itself was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet C-level execs from some of the biggest companies in the education space, as well as from some smaller companies which are creating some really exciting EdTech products.
In our award category (Best K-12 Enterprise Solution) we were up against some fantastic products from both big and small companies. Having our product named “the best” by independent judges was a great honor. For Learnosity, a relatively small company, to win is a true validation that this award is not based on past reputations, but rather on the strength of the product and the value that it brings to the industry.
What has really been impressive is the impact the award has made. Since being named “the best”, the award has helped bring in new business, reopened previously shut doors and, of course, provided affirmation to our existing clients. Winning the CODiE has given us exposure on a national level and has delivered tangible sales and marketing benefits; we have definitely seen an increase in inbound leads since winning. The CODiE Awards have great brand recognition and immediately let people know that we are recognized as a key player in our field and that we are successfully providing innovative solutions for the difficult Common Core assessment challenges faced by our clients.
And we certainly haven’t been shy about telling the world about our CODiE Award; not only does the award itself take pride of place in our Dublin office, the CODiE Winner logo is front and center on our website and features heavily in our new marketing materials. The visibility of our CODiE Award likely played a key role in Learnosity being named a “National Champion for Ireland”, by the European Business Awards.
Internally too, the CODiE Award has been a great recognition of the hard work and achievements of our insanely talented development team in Australia. The guys down under are that step removed from the market and don’t always hear the positive feedback from our clients. The award has really helped to motivate them and proves that what they are working on is truly helping shape education around the world. Making a difference is why most of us are in this business. As “the best”, it’s clear that our work and vision are making a difference.
We continue to be grateful to SIIA and everyone who voted for The Learnosity Toolkit. We are constantly working to improve our product. For us, being “the best” isn’t about a one-time award – it’s a constant commitment to deliver value and impact for our customers. We are looking forward to not only defending our title next year, but entering a couple more categories!
Headquartered in Dublin and Sydney, Learnosity are a group of people who are passionate about transforming learning and assessment. We are committed to designing market-leading software which lets developers create exceptional assessment products; makes teachers’ lives easier and above all instills a love of learning in students.
The Learnosity Toolkit is comprised of a suite of APIs which enable clients to easily incorporate interactive assessment, as well as authoring and reporting capabilities into their applications, eBooks and websites. By providing the the core building blocks of any digital assessment product yet leaving the end design decisions in the hands of our clients we help our partners to build better products with less time and money.
This blog originally featured as a guest post on: http://www.siia.net/blog/index.php/2014/10/what-winning-a-codie-award-means-to-learnosity/