Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Allen Interactions, an internationally-acclaimed custom training design, development, and strategic consulting firm providing e-learning and blended learning solutions, and Operation Lifesaver, a national, non-profit safety education group, won a 2012 Communicator Award of Distinction in the Interactive - Training category for the e-learning course: Railway Safety for Professional Drivers e-Learning Challenge.
Prior to the release of this award-winning e-learning course, Operation Lifesaver delivered only in-person railroad safety training to professional truck drivers. Each year, this presentation-based program reached less than one percent of the 3.2 million tractor-trailer drivers across the United States. As of May 2012, nearly 20,000 truck drivers have taken the e-learning challenge.
This 15-minute e-learning course gives drivers nationwide the opportunity to experience real-life driving situations at railroad crossings. The challenge provides a simulated driving environment and allows learners to work independently, from the safety of their computers, exposing them to worst-case scenarios that require quick thinking and critical decision-making skills.
“Our goal as we launch this new safety program is to ensure every CDL driver has the information they need to safely cross a highway-rail grade crossing, every single time,” stated Helen M. Sramek, president, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. “I’m confident that this training will change performance of drivers and save lives,” said Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist, Allen Interactions. “Take 15 minutes to take this interactive e-learning course – together, we can save lives.”
“The pool of entries we received for this year’s Communicator Awards serves as a true testament to the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world. Each year our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry” noted Linda Day, executive director of the IAVA. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy, we congratulate this year’s Communicator Award Entrants and Winners for their passion and dedication. We are humbled to be given the opportunity to recognize such amazing work.”
About The Communicator Awards
This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, it is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for interactive, print, audio, and video. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
About Allen Interactions
Allen Interactions is an internationally-acclaimed company focused on improving performance through powerful learning experiences. For nearly 20 years, Allen Interactions has designed and developed custom e-learning and blended learning solutions to address the widely varied performance goals of the world’s leading organizations. With a wealth of experience and a track record of success in instructional design, technology, creativity, process, and project management, Allen Interactions consistently achieves positive business impact.
In addition to its service offerings, Allen Interactions recently launched a revolutionary authoring and publishing platform, ZebraZapps, which allows developers and non-programmers to create rich interactive media applications easily and quickly, as well as share, publish, and sell reusable learning objects or entire applications.