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Congratulations to the 2016 Learning Technologies Award Winners!

by | Dec 1, 2016 | 0 comments

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.

The evening was co-hosted by comedians Deborah Francis White and Katherine Ryan, who had us chanting “Liz, Pat, Alex…” (you had to be there).

Towards Maturity’s table were thrilled that so many of our Ambassadors and subsidiaries made it through to the shortlist and walked away with awards, featuring nine times on the podium. This year we’re particularly pleased to see our Strategic Partner, the CIPD, take silver for Best Online Distance Learning Programme.

Our Ambassadors Kineo and Sponge UK also secured gold and silver awards in best project and compliance categories (which is much more than a tick in the box!).

We’d like to also give special congratulations to the learning design team at KPMG, who took home the gold for team of the year, along with Kate Nicholls from Sponge UK, who won learning designer of the year. Well deserved!

The judging was headed up by the eLearning Network, who once again coordinated the voluntary efforts of 43 judges giving their time and energy to ensuring the awards celebrate the very best of our industry.

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 that we’re continuing to that commitment. We will be covering a number of the award-winning stories in e.learning age magazine as part of our Good Practice Partnership, so watch out for those.

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.

Here are the winners, with our Ambassadors in bold:

Best learning technologies project – commercial sector

  • Gold: Barclays’ Customer Obsessed Colleagues’ e-learning with Kineo
  • Silver: Group Account – Qualification and Certificate Management project – Siemens Wind Power
  • Bronze: Marks and Spencer – Web Chat – Popcorn Learning Media

Best learning technologies project – public & non-profit sector

  • Gold: Live Learning – Aberdeen City Council
  • Silver: Introducing Conversation – United for Wildlife, The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and AVADO
  • Bronze: Aspire 2Be

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Excellence in the design of learning content – commercial sector

  • Gold: Formula Botanica
  • Silver: PwC – Altitude
  • Bronze: Autonomy Multimedia & Aston Martin: DB11 Design & Engineering

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

  • Gold: Use of micro-learning and mini-games for Air Traffic Controller training – SiyonaTech
  • Silver: Oxford English Vocabulary Trainer app – Oxford University Press
  • Bronze: British Council’s Future-Learn MOOCs

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Best use of mobile learning

  • Gold: Time Explorers app – Historic Royal Palaces and Kingdom London
  • Silver: Wavelength, HITO and Touchtech – HITO vue
  • Bronze: Delivering that Superdrug Feeling through mobile learning

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Best use of social and collaborative learning technologies

  • Gold: Citi – #BeMore (check out our case study here!)
  • Silver: InterContinental Hotels Group and HT2 Labs
  • Bronze: Collaboration delivers results – AB Sugar

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Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance

  • Gold: ASADA’s Multi-Device Anti-Doping Elearning with Kineo
  • Silver: Grocery Regulatory Review – Tesco and Sponge UK
  • Bronze: CIP Defender – MetaMythic. eLearning Brothers and Delorum

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Most innovative new learning technologies product – UK

  • Gold: Cubetto
  • Silver: SiyonaTech ‘LiveAssist’ remote support solution using Augmented Reality (AR) via SmartGlasses
  • Bronze: Shire and Wildfire – a revolution in online learning, using AI to make learners read to remember through active learning

Most innovative new learning technologies product – international

  • Gold: Skills for Autism by Skills Global
  • Silver: Osler – Clinical Performance Platform
  • Bronze: Netex learningPlay and learningStories

Best learning game

  • Gold: IsVille – Isbank
  • Silver: Mastering Gamification in Retail – A Success Story from Boots UK and Mind Click
  • Bronze: Transport for London in partnership with Kallidus (check out our case study on TfL retraining thousands of staff)

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Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning

  • Gold: Skills2Learn Babcock – Advances Virtual Reality: Technical and Maintenance Training for Aggreko
  • Silver: Operation Praxis – Surrey Police
  • Bronze: TTi Global – Bespoke Augmented Reality Applications for Jaguar Land Rover

Best online distance learning programme

  • Gold: Delivering degrees to seafarers without internet – Marine Learning Alliance with Plymouth University
  • Silver: Closing the L&D digital skills gap: exemplifying best practice with CIPD
  • Bronze: ACCA-X

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Best blended learning project – commercial sector

  • Gold: ‘6 months to become effective business partners’ – Novartis and The Ludic Group
  • Silver: DriverMetrics
  • Bronze: Altitude – PwC

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Best blended learning project – public & non-profit sector

  • Gold: DSFRS Firefighter Safety – ‘A Blended Approach to Assured Competence’
  • Silver: Healthcare Learning: MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Bronze: National Professional Qualifications for School Leaders – Best Practice Network

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Best enterprise learning platform implementation

  • Gold: Maximising Engagement with Custom eLearning for Clients Worldwide (Moody’s Analytics and NetDimensions)
  • Silver: Villeroy & Boch and HT2 Labs
  • Bronze: Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank with Unicorn Training

Learning technologies designer of the year

  • Gold: Kate Nicholls, Sponge UK
  • Silver: Caroline Freeman – Brightwave Group

Runners up: Kim Whitmore – Engage in Learning, Dan Bruce – Kallidus, Jun Ng – KPMG, Lucy Matthews, Lumesse Learning, Brandon Jordan – The Princeton Review, John Hinchliffe – Virtual College

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Learning technologies team of the year

  • Gold: KPMG Advisory Learning Design team
  • Silver: Credit Suisse
  • Bronze: Foster + Partners

Runners up: BT’s Academy team, Mundane to Memorable – the Celesio eLearning Story, The Linklaters Global Learning Technologies Team (GLTT), Blended Learning in Practice: Customer Enquiries Induction, Talenteam – Talent Solutions Reimagined, One Digital and Walkgrove

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Learning technologies supplier of the year

  • Gold: Virtual College
  • Silver: WillowDNA
  • Bronze: Mind Click
Runners up: Harbinger Interactive Learning Private Limited, Safety Media, Unicorn Training Group, CDSM Interactive Solutions

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