17 July 2014 Blogs

ProQuest Research Companion Wins Best in Show at ISTE 2014

The influential trade publication Tech & Learning named Research Companion Best of Show. The award was made on the basis of its “quality and effectiveness,” “ease of use,” and for its “creative use of technology."

Posted by Christie Riegelhaupt on the "Share This" blog: July 9, 2014

From June 29-July 1, 2014, ed tech professionals, educators and administrators stormed Atlanta, GA, for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference. ProQuest was there in the middle of all the action in "Hot-lanta" showcasing our newest product: ProQuest Research Companion. Our new product was not only welcomed but recognized!

The influential trade publication Tech & Learning named Research Companion Best of Show. The award was made on the basis of its “quality and effectiveness,” “ease of use,” and for its “creative use of technology.”

So what made ProQuest Research Companion stand out at ISTE? No, it wasn’t the suave British accent of its Product Manager, Adam Blackwell. (Although that didn’t hurt!) [Photo: Product Manager Adam Blackwell at ISTE 2014 proudly displaying the Best of Show award.]

ProQuest Research Companion shines because it was created directly based on feedback from you -- the educator. You told us you needed help teaching students how to research, select sources, evaluate web sites, cite their work, and in general, be information literate. And you needed this in a way that could be flipped, mobile-ready, standards-aligned, personalized, and assessed.

We heard you and created 100 proprietary videos with assessment questions that guide users step by step through the research process; we added five interactive tools that automate important research tasks, like evaluating sources, by drawing on a huge powerhouse of exclusive ProQuest data.

The buzz has started. Don’t take our word for it! Check out the feedback we’ve received from customers and users so far: