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Innovative Tools to Improve Student Success Take Top Honors at Learning Impact

Winners Represent Institutions and Suppliers Innovating to Transform Learning Experiences


LAKE MARY, Florida, June 8, 2023 — Innovative tools to help educators personalize learning and students achieve success took top honors in 1EdTech’s Learning Impact Awards.

1EdTech™ Consortium (1EdTech), the world-leading non-profit collaborative committed to creating an open, trusted and innovative edtech ecosystem, recognized eight edtech projects during the 2023 Learning Impact Conference for their innovations and bold strategies implemented in an educational setting to power unlimited potential in every learner.

Platinum Awards went to Pennsylvania State University’s use of course insights and the University of Central Florida and Realizeit for an adaptive learning program.

Penn State’s Course Insights provides data and analytics to convey learning-related insights to instructors and gives them a holistic view of the student learning experience. This allows instructors to adapt their courses, monitor the impact of those changes over time, and support a reflective teaching process.

University of Central Florida’s Adaptive Learning program provides adaptive learning, online homework and assessment capabilities, making it easier for educators to tailor lessons, and offers more flexibility for students to complete their work.

“The 1EdTech community is constantly looking toward the future of digital teaching and learning and what we need to power learner potential,” said Dr. Rob Abel, 1EdTech CEO. "The Learning Impact Awards program offers exemplary projects with clear evidence of improving learning impact and outcomes that other institutions can replicate. This year’s award winners represent the best of the best, moving us all toward an open, trusted and innovative digital ecosystem.”

The 2023 Learning Impact Award Winners are:

Platinum Awards

  • Penn State University Teaching and Learning with Technology for Course Insights: Learning Analytics for Instructors
  • University of Central Florida and Realizeit for Implementing Personalized Adaptive Learning at UCF

Gold Awards

  • The Stanford Center for Professional Development and BCdiploma for their Partnership for Personalized and Verifiable Blockchain Credentials
  • University of Maryland Global Campus for MARS: UMCG’s Virtual and AI Applied Learning Environment

Silver Awards

  • Georgia Department of Education and Common Good Learning Tools for SuitCASE: Force-Multiplying the Power of CASE for Georgia’s Digital Learning Ecosystem
  • Iowa State University and VitalSource for Applying AI-Generated Practice to Textbooks to Improve Teaching and Learning

Bronze Awards

  • Kennesaw State University for their Micro-Credential Initiative
  • Modesto City Schools and Power School for Leveraging Interoperable Edtech to Automate, Streamline, and Centralize Data

The Learning Impact Awards finalists are judged on their impact on personalized learning, institutional performance, and the digital learning ecosystem as they address the most significant challenges facing education and lifelong learning. Award winners are selected after presentations and interviews with educators from K-12 and higher education, and evaluations from Learning Impact conference attendees and the edtech community at large. 

A complete list of finalists with links to their projects can be found on 1EdTech’s Learning Impact Awards page.

About 1EdTech

1EdTech is a member-based non-profit community partnership of leading educational providers at all levels, government organizations, and edtech suppliers working together to enable better digital teaching and learning. Together we power learner potential by accelerating an open, trusted, and innovative education ecosystem in which products work together to enable better learning.

1EdTech hosts the annual Learning Impact conference and other engagement opportunities to advance the leadership and ideas that shape the future of learning. 1EdTech is supported by an affiliated public charity, the 1EdTech Foundation, that puts philanthropic funds to work for our cause. Visit our website at


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