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Learning Technologies Awards winners 2017

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The winners of the annual Learning Technologies Awards have been announced at a glittering ceremony in London.

Donald Taylor opening the Learning Technologies Awards Gala Evening in London last night
Donald Taylor opening the Learning Technologies Awards Gala Evening in London last night 

Over 800 people gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, on 29 November, to celebrate the very best in learning technologies across the world. 67 gold, silver and bronze awards were handed out during the biggest gala evening to date.

LEO won Best Learning Technologies Supplier Award, UK, with Virtual College taking silver and HT2 Labs bronze.

The judges’ thoughts were straightforward: ‘LEO’s entry scores on every level and is very compelling. They have thought deeply about how to be the best. LEO said it wanted to do more than just deliver learning, winning tenders based on price. It says it wanted to delight customers and build loyalty through creativity and quality within even the most challenging projects.’

Based in Minneapolis, US, The Big Know won the international best supplier award, impressing the judges with a beautiful combination of design, learning and technology which produced impressive e-learning.

Specsavers won the gold for Learning Technologies Team.

The judges said: ‘A learner centric team, they use insight, feedback and testing to ensure everything they create supports a blended learning culture. This team has significantly supported sales growth.’ The judges were impressed with what had been achieved in just two years, demonstrating clear improvements for the business in terms of costs and improved performance.

Entries were received from across the globe with around 30 different countries taking part. The full 2017 list of winners is available on the Learning Technologies Awards website.

Event organiser, Mark Penton of CloserStill Media, said: “On behalf of everyone involved in organising the Learning Technologies Awards 2017, I’d like thank all those who entered and congratulate the winners. I’d like to thank our judges chaired by eLN, our global benchmarking partner Towards Maturity, our gala hosts Deborah Frances White and Sara Pascoe and each of the sponsors, Brandt, Bright Matter, Brightwave Group, Growth Engineering, Highfield elearning, Kallidus, Lumesse Learning, Saba, Sponge UK and tts.”

Entries for the 2018 programme will be open from March 2018 and the closing date is 29 June 2018. The gala evening will be held on 21 November 2018, again in London.