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The 2016 LT Awards Shortlist Reveals a Culture of Excellence in Today’s L&D Teams

by | Sep 12, 2016 | Articles | 0 comments

Check out the shortlist of nominees for this year’s Learning Technologies Awards – a celebration of everything excellent in L&D.

At Towards Maturity, we make a point of celebrating with L&D teams having success in their organisation. One of the ways we do that, is joining in with awards ceremonies and telling the stories of those who win.

For a number of years, we’ve had a Good Practice Partnership with elearning age, the magazine now owned by Learning Technologies – we’re pleased to say we’re continuing that commitment as the 2016 LT Awards Shortlist is published. As always, a number of the organisations using our Benchmark to improve their performance are featured in the list, along with our Ambassador companies, who enable us to publish our research and deliver Personalised Benchmark Reports for free.

We think this year’s shortlist perfectly reflects the sheer diversity and depth of the learning technology industry in both its entries and its entrants, and we look forward to writing the case studies!

This year we’re particularly pleased to see our Strategic Partner, the CIPD, put forward for Best Online Distance Learning Programme and the Adapt Open-Source Framework make the shortlist for Most Innovative new Learning Technologies Product, presented by Sponge UK and Kineo.

The full shortlist for 2016 can be found below with a big new intake of first-time applicants joining previous winners in their reach for an LT Award.

Judging the awards is always a challenge – with a panel of independent judges, the entries have to be whittled down to a shortlist where there can be only one gold, silver and bronze…this year the quality of entries was so good that several categories had to be split up, which says something about the excellence today’s L&D professionals are aiming for. The judging was headed again this year by the eLearning Network.

The winners will be decided during several days of online and face-to-face presentations, later in September. Each year after the awards, we feature a number of the award-winning stories as part of our Good Practice Partnership with Learning Technologies, so check them out.

The Gala Evening will be held on 30 November at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.  Make sure you book a table before the house fills, or get invited!

Here is the full shortlist, with our Ambassadors in bold:

Best learning technologies project – commercial sector

  • Collaboration delivers results – AB Sugar
  • IPAF and Bolt Learning – Operator Training
  • The Edrington Academy Project
  • Barclays’ Customer Obsessed Colleagues Elearning with Kineo
  • LEO and Brambles
    (check out our case study on Brambles’ global unification of learning)
  • Marks and Spencer – Web Chat – Popcorn Learning Media
  • HR Evolution” by Jaguar Land Rover in association with PulseLearning
  • Qualification and Certificate Management project – Siemens Wind Power

More info about this shortlist

Best learning technologies project – public & non-profit sector

  • Live Learning
  • Aspire 2Be
  • United for Wildlife – AVADO Learning
  • MindEd – HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • National Numeracy
  • Validate Your Care (V-Care) – The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Using massive open online courses to successfully up-skill workforce in key national priority areas – University of Derby Online
  • BFCC (Biomedical Foundation through Clinical Cases)

More info about this shortlist

Excellence in the design of learning content – commercial sector

  • Time Warp – A Digital Experience
  • Aston Martin- DB11 Design & Engineering
  • Vulnerable Customers – BYG Systems
  • Wiltshire Customer Service Induction
  • Formula Botanica
  • JCB Training
  • Communicating Bonus Awards – Lloyds Banking Group
  • Essential Phishing Awareness – Metacompliance
  • Altitude
  • Sky Learning Toolkit
  • Global Online Induction – Specsavers and Sponge UK
  • The Gap Partnership and Purple Media

More info about this shortlist

Excellence in the design of learning content – public & non-profit sector

  • British Council MOOCs
  • Mental Health – HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Teaching swimming in an online environment – Institute of Swimming
  • Oxford English Vocabulary Trainer app
  • Use of micro-learning and mini-games for Air Traffic Controller training
  • Carbon Literacy Training – Virtual College and the Carbon Literacy Project
  • Introduction to the workplace – YMCA Awards

More info about this shortlist

Best use of mobile learning

  • British Council – Learning Time with Timmy Apps
  • e.Kobi/Enocta SME – A Cloud Based LMS for SME’s
  • Time Explorers – Digital Missions
  • LEO and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
  • Hidden Parliament – Parliament’s Education Service
  • RCNi Learning
  • Map My Future 1 – Rocco Forte Hotels
  • Delivering that Superdrug Feeling through mobile learning
  • HITO vue

More info about this shortlist

Best use of social and collaborative learning technologies

  • Collaboration delivers results – AB Sugar
  • BT Academy
  • CaixaBank Training Schools to integrate informal and formal learning
  • Citi (check out our case study on Citi’s strategy)
  • InterContinental Hotels Group and HT2 Labs
  • Barclays’ Customer Obsessed Colleagues Elearning with Kineo
  • Amec Foster Wheeler and Saffron Interactive – Sustainability
  • SAP Learning Hub

More info about this shortlist

Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance

  • AXA-I FCA learning
  • CIP Defender
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Enterprise Study
  • My Home Move Learning and Development Academy – My Home Move and Growth Engineering
  • FIRECREST Training: Supporting Compliance in Clinical Trials
  • ASADA’s Multi-Device Anti-Doping Elearning with Kineo
  • KPMG Health & Safety training
  • Media Zoo Compliance Course
  • Safeguarding Data for ISO27001 and PCI DSS – Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability – Metacompliance
  • Sky Broadcast Ofcom Compliance E-Learning
  • Grocery Regulatory Review
  • WillowDNA and John Lewis

More info about this shortlist

Most innovative new learning technologies product – UK

  • The Pinnacle Series
  • Adapt Open-Source Framework presented by Sponge UK and Kineo
  • Rustici SANS
  • Cubetto
  • Safety Media – Integrated Health & Safety Software
  • Wildfire: a revolution in online learning, using AI to make learners read to remember through active learning
  • Show My Homework
  • SiyonaTech ‘LiveAssist’ remote support solution using Augmented Reality (AR) via SmartGlasses
  • Wranx- Engaging learners everywhere
  • e-Learning WMB
  • Evolve Authoring from Appitierre

More info about this shortlist

Most innovative new learning technologies product – international

  • EmpowerTheUser
  • Games for Business learning platform
  • Klaxoon
  • Respond5
  • learningPlay – create engaging gamified learning experiences
  • Osler Technology
  • Skills® for Autism

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Best learning game

  • LG Electronics: Innovation by Playing
  • Transport for London in partnership with Kallidus (check out our case study on TfL’s retraining of thousands of staff)
  • Mastering Gamification in Retail – A Success Story from Boots UK and Mind Click
  • Digital Heroes
  • IsVille

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Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning

  • MyScopeTM Outreach
  • MVOW Advanced Training Simulator – Cadpeople
  • Augmented Reality for Global Product Launch – Jaguar Land Rover
  • PAULEY Interactive & NTAR
  • Aggreko – Virtual Installation and Maintenance Training
  • Operation Praxis – Surrey Police
  • Volkswagen Financial Services AG – Leasing Business Simulation

More info about this shortlist

Best online distance learning programme

  • ACCA-X
  • Closing the L&D digital skills gap: exemplifying best practice with CIPD
  • Formula Botanica
  • Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting – International School of Linguists
  • Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Delivering degrees to seafarers without internet – Marine Learning Alliance with Plymouth University
  • MSc Environmental Health
  • EPELA Authentic e-Learning

More info about this shortlist

Best blended learning project – commercial sector

  • DriverMetrics
  • Steinhoff Learning Store – Steinhoff and Growth Engineering
  • All-New Renault KADJAR Launch – Ignition
  • Blending our Global Associate Core Skills (GACS) 1 and 2 programmes – Linklaters
  • PRGM – SABMiller
  • 6 months to become effective business partners
  • Altitude
  • Blended Learning in Practice : Customer Enquiries Induction
  • Speexx – empowering communication
  • Grocery Supplier Partnership Programme

More info about this shortlist

Best blended learning project – public & non-profit sector

  • MyScopeTM: training for advanced research
  • Best Practice Network
  • Citizens Advice Scotland: The Flexible Volunteer Adviser Training Programme
  • Firefighter Safety – ‘A Blended Approach to Assured Competence’
  • MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry
  • UCEM Surveying Technician Diploma

More info about this shortlist

Best enterprise learning platform implementation

  • Cass Global Finance MSc
  • Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank  with Unicorn Training
  • Foster + Partners
  • Moving past the traditional LMS towards a modern learning system – Utility Warehouse and Fuse Universal
  • House of Learning – House of Fraser and Growth Engineering
  • Villeroy & Boch and HT2 Labs
  • Maximising Engagement with Custom eLearning for Clients Worldwide (Moody’s Analytics and NetDimensions)
  • Participate, Engage, Transform

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Learning technologies designer of the year

  • Caroline Freeman – Brightwave Group
  • Kim Whitmore – Engage in Learning
  • Dan Bruce – Kallidus
  • Jun Ng – KPMG
  • Lucy Matthews, Lumesse Learning  
  • Kate Nicholls, Sponge UK
  • Brandon Jordan – The Princeton Review
  • John Hinchliffe – Virtual College

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Learning technologies team of the year

  • BT’s Academy team
  • Mundane to Memorable – the Celesio eLearning Story
  • Foster + Partners
  • Credit Suisse
  • KPMG Advisory Learning Design team
  • The Linklaters Global Learning Technologies Team (GLTT)
  • Blended Learning in Practice: Customer Enquiries Induction
  • Talenteam – Talent Solutions Reimagined
  • One Digital and Walkgrove

More info about this shortlist

Learning technologies supplier of the year

  • Harbinger Interactive Learning Private Limited
  • Mind Click
  • Safety Media
  • Unicorn Training Group
  • Virtual College
  • WillowDNA
  • CDSM Interactive Solutions

More info about this shortlist

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