Readers' Choice Top Products


Company Amazon

The Amazon Kindle is a wireless e-book reader that enable users to shop for, download, browse and read e-books, textbooks, newspapers, magazines, blogs and other digital media. Users can find definitions by placing their cursor over words. Notes and highlights can be shared on social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook.

Classroom Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company iGrad

The iGrad Financial Literacy Platform’s interactive instruction, articles, videos and games are designed to prepare students to make financially sound post-graduation decisions. The platform can be tailored to individual students, and also includes optional federal student loan entrance and exit counseling.

Reader Testimony: “With the use of iGrad, our new online financial literacy program, we are able to educate our students on over-borrowing, default, credit card debt, and the advantages of building a good credit history. We are able to reach our students in the early stages of acceptance, and are able to offer this product to our alumni. This has been a great product, and has only enhanced our efforts on educating our students.” —Kathi Tavares, director of billing and collections, Johnson and Wales University, R.I. Financial Aid Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

WorldShare Management Services

Company OCLC

WorldShare provides higher ed libraries with an online platform that streamlines acquisitions, circulation, license management and metadata management workflows by allowing staff to collaborate in the cloud. Its single, web-based interface allows staff to manage both electronic and print collections.

Libraries Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

Tegrity Campus

Company McGraw-Hill

Tegrity Campus is a fully automated lecture capture solution appropriate for traditional, hybrid and flipped classes. It can be used in online courses to record lessons and lectures, as well. The interface allows for customization of a logo, color scheme, text and images to accurately represent an institution’s brand.

Classroom Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

In Case of Crisis

Company In Case of Crisis

This emergency management solution’s online dashboard lets organizations send emergency instructions to smartphones and tablets. In Case of Crisis can post emergency information with features such as maps, diagrams, push notifications and one-tap calling.

Security Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company Enterasys Networks (now a part of Extreme Networks)

Enterasys NetSight provides centralized visibility and control of an institution’s network resources, including switchers, routers and wireless hardware. It simplifies troubleshooting, help desk support tasks, problem solving and reporting. Management can be accessed from popular mobile devices.

Internet, Enterprise Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

OU Campus

Company OmniUpdate

This web content management system for higher education provides web administrators with a personal dashboard to manage their pages and monitor projects. OU Campus can be used to manage a school’s mobile site, course catalog, calendar and faculty directory. Users can integrate their individual pages with social media channels and create photo galleries.

Reader Testimony: “OU Campus was integral to the success of our recent web redevelopment project. Our public website was completely redone - new design, new architecture, new functionality - and the OU Campus CMS was the foundational product for all of these changes.” —John Richardson, supervisor of web development and social media, Oklahoma City Community College Internet Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

2 GB Echo Smartpen

Company Livescribe

This smartpen can record everything the user writes, hears or says. It can replay audio from meetings or lectures simply by a user tapping his notes. Notes and audio also can be transferred to a computer via USB cable. Notes and audio recordings can then be shared as a PDF or audio file via email, Facebook and apps such as Evernote.

Hardware Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company LCMS+

The LCMS+ learning management system is designed for health-care programs in higher education. It offers an individually customized schedule for students that uniquely fits the complex environment of health-care education. Other features include online evaluations, exams, patient encounter tracking and clinical skills assessment.

Classroom Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company IMLeagues

Campus administrators can use this free sports website to run intramural leagues. Schools can start a league, post online sign-up, schedule games, track players and statistics and send mass notifications on cancellations, among other features. Leagues can be managed an from internet-connected computer or device.

Campus Life Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013