SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Education has announced the winners of the 2013 Digital Education Achievement and Best of the Web Awards.

The Best of the Web Awards honor outstanding K-12 and higher education websites, while the Digital Education Achievement Awards recognize excellence at the application, intranet and infrastructure level for the benefit and quality of online education for students, teachers and the community.

"Educational institutions are constantly tasked with creating quality websites and applications to deliver services and enhance learning," said Kim Frame, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education. "This year's winners are cognizant of this challenge and have developed innovative models to increase learning and promote achievement via the use of technology. The Center congratulates them for creativity and dedication toward excellence!"


Higher Education Website Category Winners
Lord Fairfax Community College, Va., Website
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, N.Y. - NanoSpace Virtual Theme Park

K-12 District Education Website Category Winners
Broward County Public Schools, Fla. - Defining the Core
The First Academy, Fla., Website


K-12 Education Digital Application/Project Category Winner
Judson ISD, Texas - Connect! Mobile Application for iOS and Android

Higher Education Digital Application/Project Category Winner
Studio by Purdue University

Department of Education Digital Application/Project Category Winner
Texas Education Agency - Project Share Texas

Multi-Focus/Other Digital Application/Project Category Winner
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Cure4Kids for Kids Junior Explorer

Each year, submissions from education institutions across the nation are entered for these awards. Winners are chosen by a panel of CDE executives and Senior Fellows.
Click here for a complete list of awardees.

Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. The Center provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century.

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