Two vendors were multiple winners in this year’s “Best of Elearning!” competition, including Articulate and Zenler, which each won in four categories.
Elearning! Media Group sponsors the awards, which are chosen through an online vote by readers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, using an open ballot for each of the 21 categories.
Articulate’s four awards came in the categories of Best E-learning Development Tool, Best Mobile Authoring Solution, Best Presentation Tool, and Best Mobile App. Zenler’s winning categories: Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier), Best Rapid Development Tool, Best Simulation Tool, Best Assessment Tool. Double winners were Skillsoft, Bizlibrary, and Adobe.
The Best of Elearning! award-winners were honored at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. Finalists in each category were honored with awards of excellence.
Altogether, 72 products were named best-in-class by learning professionals and executives in 2012. Approximately 3,881 nominations were collected over the three-month balloting period. “Given the number of nominations, to earn an Award of Excellence is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! Media Group’s publisher. “And to be named a category winner is a true testament to the vendor’s product and service excellence.”
Each honoree will be featured in the 2012 Best of Elearning! Awards issues of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines. Readers can not only learn more about these solutions, but hear from real world users about how they are leveraging these solutions to drive enterprise performance.
The awards issues will mail December 2012 and can be downloaded at www.2elearning.com. The 2012 “Best of Elearning!” Award recipients are:
Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier) – Winner: Zenler Online. Award of Excellence to: Articulate Online, BizLibrary CompanyCollege LMS, Docebo Cloud, ePath Learning ASAP, Epignosis LTD eFront Enterprise LMS
Best Learning Management System (Enterprise-based) - Winners: SumTotal Systems TotalLMS and Meridian Knowledge Solutions Global LMS. Award of Excellence to: NetDimensions Learning, Saba Software LearningSuite
Best Learning Content Management System - Winner: eXact learning LCMS. Award of Excellence to: SumTotal Systems LCMS, Xyleme, Inc LCMS
Best Talent Management System – Winner: Cornerstone OnDemand. Award of Excellence to: SuccessFactors BizX Suite, Oracle Learn/Taleo, SumTotal Systems Total Talent Management.
Best I.T. Content - Winner: Skillsoft IT Library. Awards of Excellence: Lynda.com Software Library, Safari Books Online
Best Leadership Development Program - Winners: eCornell Leadership, Skillsoft Leadership Advantage Series. Award of Excellence to: Harvard Business Publishing ManageMentor
Best Soft Skills Content - Winner: BizLibrary Streaming Video Library. Award of Excellence: eCornell HR Management and FranklinCovey 7 Habits Series.
Best Compliance/Certification Program - Winner: Vubiz Compliance Courses. Award of Excellence: Global Learning Systems Security Awareness Essential and NetLearning Compliance Series.
Best Sales Training - Winners: BizLibrary, EJ4 Sales Training Library. Award of Excellence to: Achieve Global Sales Effectiveness
Best Rapid Development Tool - Winner: Zenler Studio Lite. Award of Excellence to: Articulate Studio Suite and ReadyGo WCB
Best E-learning Development Tool - Winner: Articulate Storyline. Award of Excellence to: Zenler Studio Pro, Trivantis Lectora, Adobe eLearning Suite
Best Simulation Tool - Winner: Zenler Studio Pro. Award of Excellence to: Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline
Best Video Capture, Production, Publishing Solution – Winners: Brainshark, Techsmith Camtasia. Award of Excellence to: Sonic Foundry
Best Assessment Tool – Winner: Zenler Studio Pro. Award of Excellence to: Articulate Quizmaker, ReadyGo WCB
Best Social Learning Solution - Winner: Interactyx Topyx. Award of Excellence to: Cornerstone OnDemand Connect, Microsoft Yammer
Best Mobile Authoring Solution - Winner: Articulate Storyline. Award of Excellence to: Adobe Captivate, ReadyGo WCB
Best Presentation Tool - Winner: Articulate Presenter. Award of Excellence to: Adobe Presenter, Brainshark Slideshark, Prezi
Best Web Seminar Solution - Winners: Adobe Connect, Cisco WebEx Meeting Center. Award of Excellence to: Blackboard Collaborate, Citrix Online
Best Virtual Classroom – Winners: Adobe Connect. Award of Excellence: Blackboard Collaborate, Cisco WebEx Training Center, Citrix GotoTraining
Best Mobile Application - Winner: Articulate Mobile. Award of Excellence to: Brainshark Mobile, NetDimensions mEKP
Best Open Source Solutions - Winner: Epignosis eFront LMS. Award of Excellence to: Moodle LMS, Totara LMS