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Celebrations at 2017 Learning Technologies Awards!

by | Nov 30, 2017 | Featured, General

At Towards Maturity we like the ethos: “What life expects of us is that we celebrate,” and at the Learning Technology Awards Gala event on the 29 November we joined 800 people to do just that! The event, that celebrates everything that is praiseworthy within learning technologies across the world, was co-hosted by comediennes Deborah Frances White and Sara Pascoe. We would like to share some of their more risqué jokes, but maybe not…

With entries from 30 different countries around the world, we were excited that a good number of our Ambassadors were not only shortlisted but also won some significant awards. This year we were delighted that LEO walked away with Gold in the prestigious Learning technologies company of the year – UK, award.

Imogen Casebourne from LEO also won Gold for Learning designer of the year, which is an incredible accolade! Oliver Foster, from another of our Ambassadors, Kineo, won an awesome Silver in the Learning developer of the year award. Well-deserved both!

We would also like to congratulate two more of our Ambassadors who received awards in the Excellence in the design of learning content – public & non-profit sector, Skillsoft who won silver and Lumesse who won Bronze. A brilliant acheivement!

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.

Towards Maturity is proud to be global benchmark partner of Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills Group. We will be covering a number of the award-winning stories in the e.learning age magazine, now owned by Learning Technologies, 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 use of mobile learning

  • Gold – Hunkemöller & TinQwise

Best use of social and collaborative learning technologies

  • Gold – Closed Loop Feedback – Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Silver – AstraZeneca with HT2 Labs

Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning

  • Gold – ICARUS Business Simulation – UCL, Unicorn and LAS
  • Silver – ABN AMRO & TinQwise
  • Bronze – Saudi Aramco

Best learning game

  • Gold – Schlumberger and Learning Pool
  • Silver – HighSkillz
  • Bronze – Totem Learning

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

  • Gold – Virtual College and the Home Office
  • Silver –  Soft Skills Online
  • Bronze – Lumesse and The Crown Prosecution Service

Excellence in the design of learning content – international commercial sector

  • Gold – Electude
  • Silver – Cadpeople
  • Bronze – IKEA

Excellence in the design of learning content – UK commercial sector

  • Gold – Epigeum
  • Silver  –  Safran Landing Systems and Learning Nexus
  • Bronze – Mindful Education

Best learning platform implementation

  • Gold – AstraZeneca with HT2 Labs
  • Silver – Vodafone University
  • Bronze – IQ Students and Fuse Universal

Best use of blended learning – international

  • Gold – Hunkemöller & TinQwise
  • Silver – Titan Cement Egypt (TCE) and TAOLIN.
  • Bronze – Villeroy & Boch with HT2 Labs

Best use of blended learning – UK

  • Gold – AXA and Sponge UK
  • Silver – James Paget NHS University Hospital Trust & Cutting Edge Medical Education
  • Bronze – Waitrose and DESQ Stocktopia

Best online distance learning programme

  • Gold – AVADO
  • Silver –  International School of Linguists
  • Bronze – The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Best learning technologies project – international public & non-profit sector

  • Gold – ZSL and AVADO
  • Silver – HT2 Labs, Action Against Hunger, Nigeria and Humentum
  • Bronze – Medical Research Council (MRC)

Best learning technologies project – UK public & non-profit sector

  • Gold – Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre (BDEC)
  • Silver – Royal College of General Practitioners eLearning Department
  • Bronze – Sheffield Hallam University and PebblePad

Best learning technologies project – international commercial sector

  • Gold – FrieslandCampina
  • Silver – BP Fuel Station Ville
  • Bronze – IKEA

Best learning technologies project – UK commercial sector

  • Gold – Lloyds Banking Group partners with Assima
  • Silver – Abbvie
  • Bronze – BT and Axonify

Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance – international

  • Gold – Wavelength and Z Energy
  • Silver – IKEA
  • Bronze – Peak Pacific

Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance – UK

  • Gold – Highfield e-learning and Marks & Spencer
  • Silver – Royal Mail Group and Skillcast

Most innovative new learning technologies product – UK

  • Gold – HT2 Labs
  • Silver – SiyonaTech & Dell
  • Bronze – CogBooks

Most innovative new learning technologies product – international

  • Gold – Klaxoon
  • Silver – AiSolve and Facebook’s Oculus
  • Bronze – Happy Atoms

Learning developer of the year

  • Gold – Jason Butler – Sponge UK
  • Silver – Oliver Foster – Kineo

Learning designer of the year

  • Gold – Imogen Casebourne – LEO
  • Silver – Keith Resseau – PwC
  • Bronze – Kim Whitmore – Engage in Learning

Learning technologies team of the year

  • Gold – Specsavers Digital Learning Design Team
  • Silver – Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Bronze – TUI UK & Ireland Learning Solutions Team

Learning technologies company of the year – international

  • Gold – The Big Know
  • Silver – Axonify
  • Bronze – eLearning Brothers

Learning technologies company of the year – UK

  • Gold – LEO
  • Silver – Virtual College
  • Bronze – HT2 Labs

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