Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2020 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors. 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the US-based program is the largest recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in EdTech – and those who soon will be. 

“This year has been different, to say the least. However, despite formidable challenges brought about by world events—including locked-down cities, standstill travel, and closed offices, businesses and schools—we endure,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the program.

“While The EdTech Awards salutes all those on the front lines of help, with an extraordinary shift to online learning, really acknowledging the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters—particularly in our field—is more important than ever,” said Rivero. 

The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. 

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.

The EdTech Awards recognize people—and the products they produce and lives they shape— with three main honors: 

  • The EdTech Cool Tool Awards
  • The EdTech Leadership Awards 
  • The EdTech Trendsetter Awards. 

A full list of this year’s finalists and award winners can be found here.

Among those honored, “Eduprotocols” co-authors, Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo, received the EdTech Trendsetter Award.

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 Claned, Soundtrap, Blackboard, Discovery Education, DreamBox Learning, Edmodo, Edthena, Flipgrid, Freshgrade, Promethean, Scholastic, Schoology, 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.  

Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest Victor Rivero said, “A very big congratulations to the finalists and winners of The EdTech Awards 2020! To those who stepped up and continue to do so—empathic educators, persistent parents, laudable leaders moving learning forward, especially in these times—we salute you.”

“Your tireless efforts awaken others to the resoluteness and goodness of the human spirit. To those moving students forward across K-12, higher education, and workforce learning—in these unprecedented times we hope this recognition brings you some much-deserved joy and light to help see you through. Thank you!”

Further information about The EdTech Awards is available here: https://edtechdigest.com/

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