Global eTraining Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist in Three Categories

The Generator 2.0 and The Plug-In both earn prestigious education industry recognition.

Edmonton, Canada, April 09, 2016 --( Global eTraining today announced that both The Generator 2.0 and The Plug-In were named as finalists for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards. The Generator 2.0 is a finalist in both the “Best Post-Secondary LMS or Learning Platform,” and the “Best Virtual Learning Solution” categories, while The Plug-In is a finalist in the “Best Science & Technology Information Solution” category. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.

The Generator 2.0 and The Plug-In were named among 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.

Winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18, 2016. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at Education Industry Symposium, the nation’s leading education technology conference, in Denver, Colorado on July 26, 2016. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner.

The Generator is patent-pending, cloud-based course-building software that connects subject matter experts to a collaborative course building process for capturing and disseminating unique corporate knowledge. With The Generator 2.0, users can record audio narration directly within the tool. The convenient export function allows course builders to export all storyboards built in The Generator for easy editing and translation, to be seamlessly re-imported for further development. New features in The Generator make building and customizing your own courses even simpler and slicker.

The Global eTraining Plug-In provides quick reference tools, and ongoing software training – from within the software itself. The Plug-In provides immediate access to full Interactive Topics, eDemo tutorial videos and Let Me Try practical exercises – in a familiar, dockable palette. Learning Content updates contextually, based on your selection of command or tool. This provides a ‘just in time’ reference tool for power users.

“We are delighted that The Generator 2.0 is recognized once again as an industry leader, and pleased to have The Plug-In recognized as well this year,” said Susan Brattberg, Chief Customer Officer of Global eTraining, “The Generator 2.0 allows you to create custom training content, and The Plug-In brings that training to your fingertips, inside your favourite applications.”

“Every year the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies, in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They’re opening doors for learners of all ages,” said Karen Billings, Vice-President and Managing Director of ETIN.

Details about each finalist are listed at

About Global eTraining
Global eTraining has almost 30 years of experience in developing and delivering exceptional computer-based learning. Over the last two years, Global eTraining’s world-leading technical training platform, learning methodology and educational products have received Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology and Learning Awards, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) CoDIE Awards, as well as the Canadian Society for Training and Development’s 2014 ‘WOW!’ Award for new technology.

Global eTraining is a strategic training partner to some of the world’s largest and most diverse multinational design, construction and software organizations, government bodies and Fortune 500 companies, and the global leader in developing and designing training for the 21st Century. More about Global eTraining at

About SIIA
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments, with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection, and government relations. For more information, visit

About ETIN
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations, and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit

For further information, contact:

Global eTraining Communications Contact: Shawna Snukst, +1.312.451.6430,

SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, +1.202.789.4466,
Global eTraining
Shawna Snukst