EdNET 2000 Awards Program To Recognize Organizations in

Educational Technology and Telecommunications Markets


The KIDS FROM KA-NA-TA program was nominated for an EdNET HERO award this year and was one of four finalists in this competition.

Businesses and non-profit organizations that have made important contributions to the educational technology industry and telecommunications markets in the past year will be honored by the EdNET 2000 Industry Awards program.

Coordinated by the HELLER REPORTs on Educational Technology Markets and Internet Strategies for Education Markets, and Desktop EdNET, the annual awards are co-sponsored this year by Florida Educational Technology Corporation (FETC, Inc.), PLATO Learning, Inc., Quality Education Data (QED) and Technology & Learning/ SchoolTech Expo & Conference.

The awards will have two categories: for-profit and nonprofit. Within each of the categories, the EdNET 2000 Industry Awards Competition will recognize two organizations that provide outstanding educational technology or telecommunications products or services in applications for the K-12,workplace, home or higher education markets. In addition, a fifth award, EdNET Rookie of the Year, is given.

Three committees of independent judges review the nominations and select the winners. The winners were announced on Tuesday, September 12, during the EdNET 2000 Conference, September 11 - 13, 2000, at the Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas in Dallas, Texas.


The EdNet HERO Awards are given to the organizations having made the most significant positive impact on education through educational technology and telecommunications. The award name is derived from HEller RepOrt. Two awards are given, for for-profit and nonprofit efforts.

Recipients in recent years were AT&T Learning Network, Broderbund Software, Claris, Classroom Connect, Davidson & Associates, Discovery Channel Education, Education Development Center, Global SchoolNet Foundation, I*EARN, Passport to Knowledge, Tom Snyder Productions, US Telecom and US West Foundation.