The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the informal “word-of-mouth” referrals practiced in our industry. According to our survey, 85% of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months.
Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011
Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the finalists of the Best of Elearning! Awards. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast ballots for the best solutions providers across 20 product categories. Winners for each category will be revealed at the upcoming Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 28th, 2011.
“The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the informal “word-of-mouth” referrals practiced in our industry. According to our survey, 85% of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months. And, 61% agreed that award recognition impacted their buying decision,” cites Catherine Upton, group publisher of the Elearning! Media Group.
This year, the Elearning! Magazine Group received 1,750 nominations and recognizes fifty-eight individual products for excellence. A resounding 37% of finalists are new to their categories - a 205% increase over 2010. “Our industry is experiencing a period of innovation and transformation. The introduction of new social, mobile tools and applications is reflected in the number of new brands honored in this year’s Best of Elearning! Awards. These awards are committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction across a diverse group of solution providers,” reports Jerry Roche, editorial director of the Elearning! Magazine Group.
About the Voting
Readers nominated and voted for products and solutions via Elearning! Media Group’s online ballot. This year’s ballot featured two new categories: Best Mobile Application and Best Open Source Solution. They joined last year’s addition of Best Video Capture, Production, Publishing. All ballots were cast between May 15th and August 1st, 2011. Each ballot was reviewed and validated by the editorial team. All vendor ballots were voided. Of the 1750 nominations received, 1198 were validated.
Each product named is honored for excellence, and the top vote-getter is named as the winner. “Every finalist is a winner in the Best of Elearning! Awards. Given the high volume of votes and the number of nominated products, every one of these solution providers should be proud to be honored for excellence,” concludes Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group.
Award Winners Announcement
The winners will be named at the Best of Elearning! Awards Luncheon held at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 28th, 2011. The conference will also feature six Best of Elearning! sessions showcasing winning solutions to prospective buyers. To learn more about ELCE and the awards program, visit: http://www.elceshow.com. Early bird rates apply until August 22nd, 2011.
In addition to the awards program at ELCE, each honoree will also be featured in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines November/December 2011 editions. “Not only will readers of the issue see what products are leaders in each category, but they can read personal testimonials from real-world users of these winning products,” reports Roche.
Honorees by category are as follows:
1.Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier provided)
Company College LMS
EDUCE Enterprise Platform
eFront Enterprise (Hosted)
2.Best Learning Management System(Enterprise-based, behind the firewall)
Meridian Knowledge Solutions
Meridian Global LMS
Enterprise Knowledge Platform
3.Best Learning Content Management System((All platforms)
4.Best Talent Management System
SumTotal Systems Talent
5.Best IT Content
6. Best Leadership Development Program
Speed of Trust
eCornell Enterprise Platform
Leadership & Strategic Management Suite
7. Best Soft Skills Content
streaming video library
SkillChoice Business Collection
8. Best Compliance/Certification Program
eCornell Enterprise Platform
9. Best Rapid Development Tool
10. E-learning Development Tool
11. Simulation Development Tool
12. Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution
Kaplan Learning Technologies
13. Assessment Tool
14. Best Social Learning Solution
15. Best Mobile Learning Solution
Brainshark Mobile App
Hot Lava Mobile
Books24x7 Mobile Edition
16. Best Presentation Tool
17. Best Web Seminar Solution
WebEx Meeting Center
18. Best Virtual Classroom
WebEx Training Center
19.Best Mobile Application
Brainshark App for IPad
20.Best Open Source Solutions (Any category)
Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of eleven media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, eMagazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, web sites, Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo. Elearning! Media Group serves the $160 billion enterprise learning market. In combination, these brands reach over 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. To learn more, visit: http://www.2elearning.com and http://gov.2elearning.com