Expedition: Learn! Earns Finalist Spot in the Curriculum and Instruction Solution Category at The EdTech Cool Tool Awards

CHICAGO — April 2, 2024 — Britannica Education, a renowned leader in digital educational technology and content, announced today that its innovative instructional learning platform, Britannica Expedition: Learn! has been recognized as a finalist in the Curriculum and Instruction Solution category of EdTech Cool Tool Awards 2024.

Expedition: Learn! is a cutting-edge educational program that combines Britannica’s rich media and reference resources with dynamic, multimodal lessons. This engaging platform covers core science and social studies topics and is uniquely designed with four reading levels to provide tailored instruction. The program’s focus on content comprehension and metacognitive awareness empowers students to explore creatively and solve problems effectively, making learning a more personal and impactful experience.

Harnessing rich media and reference resources, Expedition: Learn! actively engages learners with dynamic, multimodal lessons in core science and social studies topics. The program uniquely provides four reading levels for tailored instruction, ensuring content accessibility and relevance for diverse needs. Beyond content comprehension, its design connects personally with students and enhances their metacognitive awareness, propelling them into a world of creative exploration and problem-solving. Embedded questions and reporting features allow for real-time assessment of student performance and mastery of key skills.

With a legacy dating back to 1768, Britannica Education has transitioned from a renowned provider of print encyclopedias to a leader in digital education. Expedition: Learn! exemplifies Britannica’s commitment to providing high-quality, engaging, and pedagogically sound educational resources. The program reflects the company’s strengths in delivering diverse, culturally pertinent content through a learner-centric platform that resonates with students and educators alike.

“Our goal with Expedition: Learn! was to create a learner-centric platform that saves teachers time with classroom instruction while supporting students of all reading levels to achieve the same learning outcomes,” said Sal De Spirito, Executive Vice President at Britannica Education. “Being recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing innovative and accessible educational solutions.”

The EdTech Awards, presented by EdTech Digest, celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. This recognition underscores Britannica Education’s role as a leading provider of digital educational solutions globally.

For more information about Expedition: Learn! and Britannica Education’s suite of products, please visit britannicaeducation.com/solutions.

About The EdTech Awards and EdTech Digest

The EdTech Awards, organized by EdTech Digest, annually celebrate remarkable achievements in educational technology. These awards encompass the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills & Workforce sectors, recognizing the best tools, leaders, and innovative trends. EdTech Digest is a central figure in documenting the evolution of education in the digital age, connecting a global network of educators and innovators committed to shaping the future of learning.

About Britannica Education

Britannica Education, a part of the Britannica Group, is a global leader in educational technology and content. With over 250 years of history, Britannica is committed to providing comprehensive educational experiences that are engaging, reliable, and aligned with academic standards. Britannica’s products are designed to meet the diverse needs of learners and educators worldwide, fostering foundational skills and lifelong learning.


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