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ProQuest Research Companion has been nominated for two SIIA CODiE Awards under the categories of Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution and Best Source for Reference or Education Resources.
The SIIA CODiE Awards, now in their twenty-ninth year, hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program.
Judges with considerable industry expertise carefully evaluate each product using rigorous category-specific criteria. Winners of the respective categories will be announced at SIIA’s education technology conference in May and the information industry summit in June.
ProQuest is grateful for industry recognition of its flagship information literacy product. Another recent recognition was in the February 2015 edition of School Library Journal where ProQuest Research Companion was honored as as a Best Database by Mahnaz Dar, associate editor.
Research Companion was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.
Check out the ProQuest Research Companion YouTube channel to see how this informational literacy product can benefit you!
On June 29-July 1, 2014, ed tech professionals, educators and administrators stormed Atlanta, GA, for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference. ProQuest was there in the middle of all the action in Hot lanta showcasing our newest product: ProQuest Research Companion. Our new product was not only welcomed but recognized!
The influential trade publication Tech & Learning named Research Companion Best of Show. The award was made on the basis of its “quality and effectiveness,” “ease of use,” and for its “creative use of technology.”
So what made ProQuest Research Companion stand out at ISTE?
No, it wasn’t the suave British accent of its Product Manager, Adam Blackwell. Although, that didn’t hurt either!
ProQuest Research Companion shines because it was created directly based on feedback from you–the educator. You told us you needed help teaching students how to research, select sources, evaluate web sites, cite their work and in general be information literate. And you needed this in a way that could be flipped, mobile-ready, standards-aligned, personalized, and assessed.
We heard you and created 100 proprietary videos with assessment questions that guide users step by step through the research process and five interactive tools that automate important research tasks like evaluating sources by drawing on a huge powerhouse of data exclusive to ProQuest.
The buzz has started. Don’t take our word for it! Check out the feedback we’ve received from customers and users so far:
“we have a chapter in our book that covers a lot of the same material, but the kids seem to like the videos”
“really good examples and such that reinforce what I teach my seniors already”
“the interface is very clean and attractive”
“good to assign the videos for homework and use them for class discussion the next day”
“wow! It’s pretty snappy, very responsive and quick.”
“I’d be thrilled to integrate these videos into my online course. Thrilled. I can put all this stuff in writing, but they miss so much information when it’s presented almost solely through text.”
“I love this tutorial. It’s pretty much what I talk about in a classroom setting and would be perfect for online classes.”
“my immediate thought was this would be great for a parent!”
Try ProQuest Research Companion for yourself. Sign up for a free trial today!