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Learning Technologies Awards 2016: winners announced

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The winners of the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards were announced last night at a glittering ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.

Around 800 people gathered to celebrate the best in learning technologies across the world. The biggest gala evening to date saw 53 gold, silver and bronze awards handed out.

Guests flew in from all over the world and included representatives from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, USA, Turkey, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain & Italy.

The evening was co-hosted by comedians Deborah Frances-White and Katherine Ryan.
Headline sponsors were Brightwave Group, Cornerstone OnDemand, Growth Engineering, Immerse Learning, Kallidus, Lumesse Learning, Olive Learning, SiyonaTech, Sponge UK and Unicorn Training Group. Judging partner was the eLearning Network and best practice partner was Towards Maturity.

“Winning a Learning Technologies Award is a highly recognisable and a much sought-after achievement. From over 400 entrants this year, the most in the awards history and the most competitive programme to-date, all of the winners can be justifiably proud of an exceptional achievement,” said Mark Penton.

“On behalf of the organisers I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and thank all of those who took part, and extend our thanks to the 43 judges, chaired by the eLearning Network, for their hard work again this year.”

The full list of winners of the Learning Technologies Awards 2016:

Best learning technologies project - commercial sector
Gold: Barclays' Customer Obsessed Colleagues Elearning with Kineo
Silver: Group Account - Qualification and Certificate Management project - Siemens Wind Power
Bronze: Marks and Spencer - Web Chat - Popcorn Learning Media

Best learning technologies project – public & non-profit sector
Gold: Live Learning
Silver: Introducing Conservation by United for Wildlife, ZSL & AVADO
Bronze: Aspire 2Be

Excellence in the design of learning content - commercial sector
Gold: Formula Botanica
Silver: PwC – Altitude
Bronze: Autonomy Multimedia- Aston Martin DB11

Excellence in the design of learning content – public & non-profit sector
Gold: Use of micro-learning and mini-games for Air Traffic Controller training
Silver: Oxford English Vocabulary Trainer – Oxford University Press
Bronze: British Council’s FutureLearn MOOCs

Best use of mobile learning
Gold: Time Explorers app - Historic Royal Palaces and Kingdom London
Silver: Wavelength, HITO, and Touchtech: HITO VUE
Bronze: Delivering that Superdrug Feeling through mobile learning

Best use of social and collaborative learning technologies
Gold: Citi BeMore
Silver: InterContinental Hotels Group and HT2 Labs
Bronze: AB Sugar – Collaboration delivers results

Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance
Gold: ASADA's Multi-Device Anti-Doping Elearning with Kineo
Silver: Grocery Regulatory Review - Tesco and Sponge UK
Bronze: CIP Defender – MetaMythic, eLearning Brothers and Delorum

Most innovative new learning technologies product – UK
Gold: Cubetto
Silver: SiyonaTech 'LiveAssist' remote support solution using Augmented Reality (AR) via SmartGlasses
Bronze: Shire and Wildfire™: a revolution in online learning, using AI to make learners read to remember through active learning

Most innovative new learning technologies product – international
Gold: Skills® for Autism by SKILLS Global
Silver: Osler - Clinical Performance Platform
Bronze: Learning Stories - create engaging gamified learning experiences

Best learning game
Gold: Isville - T. Is Bankasi A.S. (Isbank)
Silver: Mastering Gamification in Retail - A Success Story from Boots UK and Mind Click
Bronze: Transport for London in partnership with Kallidus

Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning
Gold: Skills2Learn Babcock - Advanced Virtual Reality: Technical and Maintenance Training for Aggreko
Silver: Operation Praxis - Surrey Police
Bronze: TTi Global - Bespoke Augmented Reality Applications for Jaguar Land Rover

Best online distance learning programme
Gold: Delivering degrees to seafarers without internet – MLA College with Plymouth University
Silver: Closing the L&D digital skills gap: exemplifying best practice with CIPD
Bronze: ACCA-X

Best blended learning project - commercial sector
Gold: ‘6 months to become effective business partners’ By Novartis & The Ludic Group
Silver: DriverMetrics
Bronze: PwC - Altitude

Best blended learning project – public & non-profit sector
Gold: DSFRS Firefighter Safety – ‘A Blended Approach to Assured Competence’
Silver: Healthcare Learning: MSc in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry
Bronze: Best Practice Network – National Professional Qualifications for School Leaders

Best enterprise learning platform implementation
Gold: Maximising Engagement with Custom eLearning for Clients Worldwide (Moody's Analytics and NetDimensions)
Silver: Villeroy & Boch and HT2 Labs
Bronze: Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank with Unicorn Training

Learning technologies designer of the year
Gold: Kate Nicholls - Sponge UK
Silver: Caroline Freeman - Brightwave Group

Learning technologies team of the year

Gold: KPMG Advisory Learning Design team
Silver: Credit Suisse
Bronze: Foster + Partners

Learning technologies supplier of the year
Gold: Virtual College
Silver: WillowDNA
Bronze: Mind Click

Notes to editors
Further information about the programme is available via the Learning Technologies Awards website or via the event organiser’s office, Kate Vose,

About Learning Technologies Awards
CloserStill, which organises the annual Learning Technologies exhibition and conference, runs the annual Learning Technologies Awards. The awards celebrate the best in learning technology across the private, public and third sectors. Winning a Learning Technologies award is a highly recognisable and a much sought-after achievement.