Shakespeare In Bits wins EdTech Digest award
Start-up secures third honour for 2012
TechLife | 18 Apr 2012 :
Provider of digital learning solutions for secondary education MindConnex Learning has won the award for best Content Provider Solution in this year's EdTech Digest awards, and was named a finalist in the E-Learning Solution category for it's Shakespeare In Bits
This marks the third award for the small start-up in the last four months, having been awarded the Best in eLearning at the Nokia Digital Media Awards and given the Readers' Choice Award for best K-12 edtech product in January by eSchool Media.
Accepting the award, Michael Cordner, CEO of MindConnex Learning, said: "The edtech industry is such an exciting place to be right now but it fundamentally comes down to making technology that engages and enhances the learning experience for students and teachers. Shakespeare In Bits achieves this by bringing Shakespeare to life in the classroom and in the minds of the students - helping them to get to grips with 400-year-old literature in a way that that engages them from a visual, aural and textual perspective, and on a platform that they are extremely comfortable using."
The series consists of four plays (Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream), each presented with up to three hours of animation presented side-by-side with original unabridged text; audio voiced by professional Shakespearean actors; integrated notes, analyses and an in-line translation tool that provides contemporary meanings for select words and phrases; and character biographies and a visual character map showing inter-relationships between cast members.