MackinVIA Receives Its 5th Best of Show Award at ISTE 2020

MackinVIA, the free digital content management system, is awarded its 5th consecutive Best of Show Award, recognizing it as an industry-leading innovator with its much-lauded classroom and remote learning product.

Burnsville, MN (December 10, 2020) – The free MackinVIA™ digital content management platform was awarded the prestigious Tech & Learning Best of Show Award for the fifth consecutive time in the platform’s 10-year history at this year’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  The award spotlights those products and services that show the greatest promise for educators and students, according to the country’s most tech-savvy educators. The judges from Tech & Learning rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality, effectiveness, ease of use and creative use of technology.

The annual conference transformed to a virtual event this year and was attended by educators and technology specialists from around the world. “Being acknowledged, continually, by this organization is an honor that continues to excite us,” stated Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin. “To be evaluated at this level among such esteemed companies and receive this award is exciting and reaffirms that we are on the right path to providing these essential tools for students and educators in remote and distance learning environments as well as in the classroom, library, and in schools.”

The free MackinVIA digital content management system continues to be refined by Mackin since its introduction over ten years ago. “Our team has worked tirelessly to shape and mold MackinVIA into the respected digital content management system that it is today, especially, during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explained Troy Mikell, Director of Marketing Communications. “Many of the enhancements that have helped us win this award again come from educator ideas and requests that make this platform one that truly addresses a variety of needs.”

For nearly 40 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 3 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes more than 3 million digital products including eBooks, databases, audiobooks, read-alongs, and video resources – all available through their free, multiple-award-winning digital content management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit or call 800-245-9540.