BOULDER, CO — March 31, 2023 – Harmonize, a suite of discussion and collaboration tools, was named a top student collaboration solution in the 13th Annual EdTech Awards. The EdTech Digest Awards honor the best that EdTech has to offer by recognizing outstanding companies, people, and products.
The US-based program is the world’s largest recognition program for education technology, recognizing the biggest names in EdTech. Featuring EdTech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors.
“A very big congratulations to all The EdTech Awards 2023 finalists and winners—and congratulations to all who endured the upheavals of the last few years only to come through stronger, more experienced, resilient, and resolute in laying out the future of learning,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the program.
Harmonize is a suite of discussion and collaboration tools that integrate seamlessly with learning management systems to increase student-to-student and student-to-instructor interactions online.
Whether it’s a traditional face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online courses, institutions are finding it critical to create more engaging and collaborative learning environments to support student retention and success. With a focus on increasing student engagement and promoting inclusive learning, institutions like Brown University, Fayetteville State University, University of Michigan, and Southern Arkansas University Tech among others, have leveraged Harmonize to increase the quantity and quality of online interactions among students and with instructors.
For example, SAU Tech has doubled participation rates in online discussions and improved student collaboration by 80 percent. In addition, tools streamline the grading process for instructors, saving them time and providing the kind of Engagement Insights that identify at-risk students so instructors can re-engage them. At Fayetteville State, 9/10 instructors would recommend Harmonize to their peers, and 100% of instructors using Harmonize were satisfied with their online discussions.
The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. Past winners include Adobe, Claned, Soundtrap, Blackboard, Discovery Education, DreamBox, Edthena, Promethean, Scholastic, SMART Technologies, and more.
This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including: pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential.
About EdTech Digest and The EdTech Awards
EdTech Digest, a leading source of cool tools, interviews, and trends showcasing the future of learning — annually honors the best and brightest people, products and groups working in edtech with The EdTech Awards. Cool Tool, Leadership, and Trendsetter honorees span the K-12, Higher Ed, and Skills & Workforce sectors. To learn more, visit edtechdigest.com.
About 42 Lines
42 Lines has more than a decade of experience developing innovative education technology solutions for higher education. Created based on educator and student feedback, Harmonize is a suite of discussion and collaboration tools that seamlessly integrate with learning management systems to create engaging synchronous and asynchronous online learning activities. Harmonize increases student engagement, while saving instructors time and eliminating manual tasks. To learn more about Harmonize, visit harmonizelearning.com.