SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Education (Center) has announced this year's winners of the Center's 2012 Digital Education Achievement Awards (DEAA) and Best of the Web Awards (BOW). The Best of the Web Awards recognize and honor outstanding K-12 and higher education websites while the Digital Education Achievement Awards recognize outstanding contributions at the application, intranet and infrastructure level, all to the benefit and quality of online education for students, teachers and the community.

"The need for schools, universities and other educational institutions to have quality websites and applications is constantly increasing as online technologies become a bigger part of the educational process," said Cathilea Robinett, Executive Vice President of e.Republic. "These innovative models demonstrate the power of technology to increase learning and promote achievement. The Center is delighted to recognize these outstanding displays of creativity and ingenuity!"

2012 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS - Congratulations!

College-University Website Category
Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Imaging Arts & Sciences Website
Savannah College of Art and Design Virtual Lecture Hall
Honorable Mention
University of Massachusetts Boston Website

Community College Website Category
City Colleges of Chicago Website
Pratt Community College Website
Walters State Community College Website
Honorable Mentions
Howard Community College Website
Lord Fairfax Community College Website

K-12 District Ed Website Category
Clark County School District, Nev., Website
Prince William County Public Schools, Va., Website
Honorable Mentions
Kent School District, Wash., Website
Rockingham County Schools, N.C., District Website

Other Education Website Category
Cure4Kids for Kids, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Cure4Kids for Teachers, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
HERB: Social History for Every Classroom, Center for Media and Learning, City University of New York
Smithsonian's History Explorer, National Museum of American History
Tracking the Buffalo, National Museum of American History


College-University Digital Application/Project category
ChronoZoom, University of California, Berkeley
Using Probability Ratings for Student Recruitment, Northwestern College-Minn.
Honorable Mention
Suffolk CourseCast, Suffolk University, Boston, Mass.

Community College Digital Application/Project category
Efficiency by Design, Lone Star College System
Open Learning: The Bridge to Success Project, Anne Arundel Community College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Open University, and University of Maryland University College
Honorable Mentions
Learn How - Innovations at Houston Community College, Texas
Six iTunes U Courses - Design and Development, Harrisburg Area Community College

Department of Education Digital Application/Project category
Master the Math Mobile Application, Virginia Department of Education
Honorable Mention
Education Insight Dashboard, Delaware Department of Education

K-12 Education Digital Application/Project category
Leveraging the Integration of Online and Complex Information Systems, Township High School District 214

Honorable Mentions
goFLVS, Florida Virtual School
The Mobile Learning Lab, Reginald F. Lewis High School of Business and Law
The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. CDE supports the Converge media platform comprising the Converge Special Reports and custom publishing services.

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