MackinVIA Receives Its 6th Tech & Learning Award of Excellence 2021

MackinVIA, the free digital content management system, is awarded its 6th consecutive Best of Show Award, recognizing it as an industry-leading innovator with its much-lauded classroom and remote learning product. 


Burnsville, MN (January 20, 2022) – MackinVIA™, the multiple-award-winning, free digital content management platform, was awarded the prestigious Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Best of Show 2021 for the sixth consecutive year in the platform’s 10-year history. The award spotlights products and services that show the greatest benefit and 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 in 2021, and was attended by educators and technology specialists from around the world. “Being acknowledged year after year by this prestigious 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 essential tools for students and educators in remote and distance learning environments as well as in the classrooms, libraries, or schools.” 

The free MackinVIA digital content management system continues to be refined by Mackin since its introduction ten years ago. “Our team has worked tirelessly to respond to educators’ needs, maintaining MackinVIA’s position as a highly respected digital content management system,” 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 inside and outside the classroom.” 

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 3.5 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.