OakTree Digital Wins Brandon Hall Learning Award

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OakTree Digital, a leader in internet applications development, was awarded a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for excellence in the Best Custom Content category for their entry titled "Alcohol Server Education (ASE) Course".

OakTree is extremely proud to have received this award

OakTree Digital was recognized during a ceremony and reception held as part of the 2008 Innovations in Learning Conference, held September 24-26 in San Jose, CA.

The three hour Alcohol Server Education (ASE) online course, created and developed by OakTree Digital, makes extensive use of Flash and embedded video demonstrating real-world scenarios to simulate how to identify under-aged patrons, inebriated patrons and procedures to follow to comply with the law. The training scenes were filmed at local Portland spots Kells and McCormick and Schmick's using local union actors. The embedded video scenes deliver a realistic training experience beyond flat text and images. The course uses a train car metaphor to guide the learner through the required curriculum by associating each of the seven subject units with a different scenic location in Oregon.

"OakTree is extremely proud to have received this award," said John Schmitt, President of OakTree Digital. "It validates the vision shown by the Oregon Restaurant Educational Foundation (OREF) in anticipating their target audiences' preference for learning on-line."

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented annually by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. Now in its thirteenth year, the Awards program showcases exceptional work in the use of learning technology.

"We are thrilled with the quality and creativity of this year's winning entries," said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., chairman of the Awards program. "These winners represent the cutting edge of innovative learning."

Entries were submitted in the categories of Best Custom Content, Best Innovation in Learning Technology, Best Blended Learning Program, Best Learning Team, Best Results of a Learning Program, and Best Use of Emerging Technology. A total of 256 entries were originally submitted. The entries were evaluated by independent judges around the world.

About OakTree Digital
OakTree Digital is a full-service on-line marketing and technology services agency offering a range of services including corporate website design, business process eLearning applications, intranet/extranet applications, e-commerce solutions and search engine marketing For a comprehensive listing of capabilities and portfolio samples, visit OakTree Digital or call 800-644-3824.

About Brandon Hall Research
Brandon Hall, Ph.D. is the CEO of Brandon Hall Research and author of the ground-breaking "Web-Based Training Cookbook." Since 1992, Brandon Hall Research has been providing independent research reports and expert advice on using technology in learning. Brandon Hall Research conducts the Awards program each year to recognize the best in innovative learning. To honor the Award winners Brandon Hall Research hosts the Awards ceremony and reception in conjunction with its Innovations in Learning Conference.

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