We were fully prepared to meet the demands brought on by COVID.
WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) December 08, 2020
Learning Technologies’ 2020 Gold Award for Best Online Distance Learning Programme was awarded to Warwick Business School (WBS) in the UK and IndustryMasters for the school’s Business in Practice Program – a two-week experience in which teams of students assume positions of an executive board within a complex business simulation. The annual award recognizes the year’s most innovative learning programs.
The Business in Practice (BiP) Program is a WBS offering that allows business Masters students an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in a realistic environment. By supporting students’ professional readiness through an immersive, online business simulation, custom-developed by IndustryMasters, the program offers an opportunity to test ideas and actively practice new knowledge. “Intensive, yet rewarding,” was how one student described the event.
Prior to 2020, the program had been a blended learning module with students from around the world attending traditional, in-person classes. COVID-19 forced a transition to an entirely online experience with the same global student base of 450 participants now learning from their home countries. BiP focuses on increasing and practicing business acumen skills and became a fully digital solution aimed at also preparing students for remote working, collaborating in teams across multiple locations and time zones, and incorporating the latest in technology and tools, as a result of the global pandemic.
IndustryMasters is a leading global provider of business simulations. Their award-winning solutions have been an integral part of learning and development experiences of Fortune 100 entities and leading business schools around the world.
“The partnership with Warwick Business School allowed us to craft a business simulation that tested their MSc students’ business knowledge and pushed them to display those skills in a fun, engaging and competitive way,” noted Bryan Rimmer, IndustryMasters’ CEO. Rimmer further noted, “We’ve been delivering completely online learning experiences for many years, having developed web-based business simulations for more than a decade now. We were fully prepared to meet the demands brought on by COVID.”
Learning Technologies is one of Europe’s leading exhibitions about learning in the workplace and the technologies that make this possible. The Learning Technologies Awards are granted to the projects and companies that have created the most creative and impactful platforms to facilitate life-changing learning technology and e-learning. Nearly 500 entries were submitted for award consideration in 2020.