Elearning! Media Group Announces Honorees For Best of Elearning! 2011 Awards

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: 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)

BizLibraryCompany College LMS

eCornellEDUCE Enterprise Platform

EpignosiseFront Enterprise (Hosted)

NetLearningLMS

SumTotal SystemsGeo Maestro

2.Best Learning Management System(Enterprise-based, behind the firewall)

Meridian Knowledge SolutionsMeridian Global LMS

NetDimensionsEnterprise Knowledge Platform

Saba SoftwareSaba Enterprise

3.Best Learning Content Management System(All platforms)

OutStartLCMS

SumTotal SystemsLCMS

XylemeLCMS

4.Best Talent Management System

SabaTalent

SumTotal SystemsSumTotal Systems Talent

5.Best IT Content

Lynda.comSoftware Training

SkillSoftSkillChoice IT

6. Best Leadership Development Program

CoveyLinkSpeed of Trust

eCornell Enterprise PlatformLeadership & Strategic Management Suite

SkillSoftLeadership Advantage

7. Best Soft Skills Content

bizlibrarystreaming video library

SkillSoftSkillChoice Business Collection

8. Best Compliance/Certification Program

eCornell Enterprise PlatformProject Leadership

NetLearningCompliance Series

9. Best Rapid Development Tool

ArticulatePresenter

ReadyGoReadyGo WCB

TrivantisLectora Snap

10. E-learning Development Tool

Adobe

eLearning Suite

ArticulateStudio Pro

TrivantisLectora Pro

11. Simulation Development Tool

AdobeCaptivate

Kaplan LearningSTT Trainer

TechSmithCamtasia

12. Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution

BrainsharkBrainshark

Kaplan Learning TechnologiesCapture Point

SonicFoundryMediasite

13. Assessment Tool

ArticulateQuizmaker

QuestionMarkPerception 5.2

14. Best Social Learning Solution

InteractyxTopyx

SabaLive

SkillSoftinGenius

15. Best Mobile Learning Solution

BrainsharkBrainshark Mobile App

NetDimensionsmobile EKP

OutStartHot Lava Mobile

SkillSoftBooks24x7 Mobile Edition

XylemePastiche

16. Best Presentation Tool

ArticulatePresenter

BrainsharkBrainshark

TrivantisLectora Inspire

17. Best Web Seminar Solution

AdobeConnect

CiscoWebEx Meeting Center

SabaCentra

18. Best Virtual Classroom

AdobeConnect Pro

CitrixGoToTraining

CiscoWebEx Training Center

19.Best Mobile Application

BlackboardMobile Learn

BrainsharkBrainshark App for IPad

ReadyGomLearn

20.Best Open Source Solutions (Any category)

EpignosiseFront

MoodleMoodle

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: 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)

BizLibraryCompany College LMS

eCornellEDUCE Enterprise Platform

EpignosiseFront Enterprise (Hosted)

NetLearningLMS

SumTotal SystemsGeo Maestro

2.Best Learning Management System(Enterprise-based, behind the firewall)

Meridian Knowledge SolutionsMeridian Global LMS

NetDimensionsEnterprise Knowledge Platform

Saba SoftwareSaba Enterprise

3.Best Learning Content Management System(All platforms)

OutStartLCMS

SumTotal SystemsLCMS

XylemeLCMS

4.Best Talent Management System

SabaTalent

SumTotal SystemsSumTotal Systems Talent

5.Best IT Content

Lynda.comSoftware Training

SkillSoftSkillChoice IT

6. Best Leadership Development Program

CoveyLinkSpeed of Trust

eCornell Enterprise PlatformLeadership & Strategic Management Suite

SkillSoftLeadership Advantage

7. Best Soft Skills Content

bizlibrarystreaming video library

SkillSoftSkillChoice Business Collection

8. Best Compliance/Certification Program

eCornell Enterprise PlatformProject Leadership

NetLearningCompliance Series

9. Best Rapid Development Tool

ArticulatePresenter

ReadyGoReadyGo WCB

TrivantisLectora Snap

10. E-learning Development Tool

Adobe

eLearning Suite

ArticulateStudio Pro

TrivantisLectora Pro

11. Simulation Development Tool

AdobeCaptivate

Kaplan LearningSTT Trainer

TechSmithCamtasia

12. Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution

BrainsharkBrainshark

Kaplan Learning TechnologiesCapture Point

SonicFoundryMediasite

13. Assessment Tool

ArticulateQuizmaker

QuestionMarkPerception 5.2

14. Best Social Learning Solution

InteractyxTopyx

SabaLive

SkillSoftinGenius

15. Best Mobile Learning Solution

BrainsharkBrainshark Mobile App

NetDimensionsmobile EKP

OutStartHot Lava Mobile

SkillSoftBooks24x7 Mobile Edition

XylemePastiche

16. Best Presentation Tool

ArticulatePresenter

BrainsharkBrainshark

TrivantisLectora Inspire

17. Best Web Seminar Solution

AdobeConnect

CiscoWebEx Meeting Center

SabaCentra

18. Best Virtual Classroom

AdobeConnect Pro

CitrixGoToTraining

CiscoWebEx Training Center

19.Best Mobile Application

BlackboardMobile Learn

BrainsharkBrainshark App for IPad

ReadyGomLearn

20.Best Open Source Solutions (Any category)

EpignosiseFront

MoodleMoodle

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