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73 Brands Named ‘Best of Elearning!’ Featured

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13 NEW BRANDS ENTER THE WINNERS CIRCLE

BY JERRY ROCHE

Celebrating their 14th year, the Best of Elearning! awards recognizes 73 brands across 23 categories for excellence, thanks to industry professionals who took time to vote earlier this year, on an open-ended online questionnaire. These awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace.

“Thanks to the thousands of users who participate in the Best of Elearning!, the industry’s exclusive users’ choice awards,” notes Catherine Upton, Elearning! Media Group’s publisher. “The Best of Elearning! awards have become a trusted resource for learning professionals who specify solutions.

We congratulate each honoree for continuing to innovate and serve this robust industry.”

THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

The 73 award-winners earn an Award of Excellence or category Winner. To be a category Winner, the brand had to receive 10% more votes than the next brand. When votes are very close, the brands earn Awards of Excellence only.

As a testament to the dynamic e-learning marketplace, no fewer than 13 companies are new to the “Best of Elearning!” list this year. They are:

>> Strivr
>> Savvy Training & Consulting
>> Instructure Bridge Learning
>> Brainier Elan LMS
>> DuoLingo
>> Expii for Math Tutoring
>> eLearning Chatter
>> Zoom Meetings
>> 6Connex Virtual Events Platform
>> Modest Tree Modest3D Explorer
>> Amazon Sumerian for VR development
>> AccuTranslations
>> Forward Eye Consulting

The Best of Elearning! awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. The Best of E-learning! program formalizes this referral process.

ABOUT THE VOTING PROCESS

Elearning! Media Group community members, subscribers and online community were invited to nominate their solution provider via an online ballot during June 1 to October 8, 2018. The ballot was open-ended with 27 categories stipulated. At close, the ballots were reviewed and validated. Editors verified product types and categories before counting. The top vote earners in each category were identified as finalists. Those with a 10 percent lead over all other products in a category earned category winner status. Close vote counts and runners-up earned Awards of Excellence.

To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Elearning! Magazine takes great pride in announcing the Best of Elearning! 2018 winners:

 

 

Platforms

 

 

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – CLOUD

 

WINNER: D2L Brightspace LMS

PRODUCT INFORMATION

D2L Brightspace is an integrated learning platform or learning environment for students who are enrolled in seated, hybrid and online courses.

Brightspace can run online, blended and CBE programs — or even MOOCs — at the same time on a single platform. It is LTI standards-compliant with a full API set and pre-built integrations. It lets you go beyond basic reporting by turning raw data into real insights that you can act on quickly to provide timely guidance.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Instructional Design Wizard aligns content, objectives and instructional strategies
>> Quizzes, surveys and assignments measure progress with optional TurnItIn integration
>> Course delivery can be fully online, flipped, hybrid or blended

CUSTOMERS

Rochester Institute of Technology, Walmart, Babcock & Wilcox Canada

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 151 Charles Street West, Suite 400, Kitchener, ON, Canada N2G 1H6
Phone: (877) 352-7329 or (519) 772-0325
Website: https://www.d2l.com/products/

 

Award of Excellence: Adobe Captivate Prime

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Adobe Captivate Prime is a nextgeneration LMS that delivers personalized learning experiences across multiple devices. It allows you to align all online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your employees.

Captivate Prime is engaging, with gamification, unified content playback and high-quality video streaming. Mobilefriendly, it offers personalized dashboards and course recommendations.

Additionally, more than 30 help videos are contained within the product for stepby-step assistance on setting up your LMS that lets employees get onboarded faster with an online help center and 24x7 phone support.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Modern UI built on single Web page architecture that eliminates navigating multiple pages with a friendly user interface and fast application performance
>> Content-LMS integration that is virtually plug and play
>> Track multi-format e-learning content such as PPTX, video, PDF, and DOCX files and xAPI-, AICC-, and SCORMcompliant packages.

CUSTOMERS

Publicis Media, BancSource, Prism HR

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 345 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95110-2704
Phone: (408) 536-6000
Website: www.adobe.com/products/captivateprime.html

 

Award of Excellence: Brainier Elan LMS

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Brainier is a Cloud-based solution that allows your curriculum and content to be 100 percent accessible anywhere, at any time, and by every registered user.

Brainier delivers powerful video-based training across devices. Desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone — learners can access content however they choose, using any device, operating system or platform they prefer. Brainier replaced traditional LMS barriers with doorways to make access and education easier and more effective.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Social and collaboration tools to highlight subject-matter experts and promote learning
>> Powerful, new reporting engine
>> Enables you to customize each users’ access and role within a group
>> Extensive, customizable library of materials that can be used to support or complete training needs CUSTOMERS American Equity, Concord Hospitality, Lutheran Social Services, Merrill Gardens & Pillar Properties

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 7801 E. Bush Lake Rd., Suite 450, Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: (800) 487-3393 or (952) 345-5555
Website: www.brainier.com

 

Award of Excellence: ePath Learning, ASAP LMS

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 300 State Street, Suite 400, New London, CT 06320
Phone: (860) 444-8090

 

 

 LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – ENTERPRISE

 

Winner: SumTotal Systems Learning Management

PRODUCT INFORMATION

SumTotal Systems delivers a modern, Netflix-style, user experience to deliver learning. The SumTotal enterprise LMS empowers informal learning by giving learners a complete set of social tools and communities-of-practice to collaborate and share knowledge around any topic or activity. It offers social ratings and feedback, including tools for agile creation of content by subject matter experts.

With adaptable learning plans, a visual timeline of priorities and tasks and individualized insight into learning progress, employees have visibility into the measurable impact of their efforts. And recommendations are personalized to keep people engaged in continuous learning effortlessly.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Includes best parts of Percipio learning experience platform
>> Mobile App puts continuous learning within reach for both online and offline learning
>> Social ratings and feedback, including tools for agile creation of content by subject matter experts

CUSTOMERS

Fallon Health, Capgemini, American Airlines

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 2850 Northwest 43rd St., Suite 150, Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: (800) 933-1416
Website: www.sumtotalsystems.com

 

Award of Excellence: eLogic Learning eSSential LMS

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The eSSential LMS makes delivering, tracking and reporting training activity faster, easier and more accurate. Founded on an agile development philosophy, eLogic continuously adds new functionality based on feedback from clients.

You can cost-effectively deliver online training to your employees, customers and partners. And access training materials anywhere, anytime - at the touch of a button. And you never have to worry about a compliance audit again.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Displays seamlessly on any device
>> Customize course descriptions and images
>> Design branded templates (email, certificates, etc.) to promote training
>> Wide range of standard reports and adhoc reporting

CUSTOMERS

Northern Tool & Equipment, Outback Steakhouse, Massage Envy Spa

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 14934 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
Phone: (813) 901-8600
Website: www.elogiclearning.com

 

 

LEARNING CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

WINNER: dominKnow Platform

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The dominKnow Platform is a Web-based authoring and publishing solution that helps teams collaborate in real-time, share and re-use content, and easily engage subject-matter experts in the review process. Content is ready for delivery from virtually any location — all from a single source.

Included are all the features you need to create engaging, media-rich learning experiences, including customizable testing, flexible interactions and animation creation, advanced variables, branching, audio/video recording, software simulations, system and author-created templates and much more.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Responsive and adaptive output
>> Full-featured HTML5 authoring
>> Content sharing and reuse
>> Real-time collaboration
>> Publish to LMS, LRS, apps, print

CUSTOMERS

Society of Actuaries, Underwriters Laboratories, Vital Learning, Larmer Brown

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 183 Michael Cowpland Dr., Kanata, ON Canada, K2M 0M3
Phone: (613) 800-8733
Website: www.dominknow.com

 

 

OTHER LEARNING PLATFORMS

 

Award of Excellence: ej4 Thinkzoom

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Thinkzoom is ej4’s comprehensive video training platform. With several interactive tools and resources, Thinkzoom helps employees during and after training. Thinkzoom allows administrators the knowledge of which videos their employees are watching and how well they comprehend the material with its built-in interactive exams. Score requirements can be set and additional student materials can be provided so learners can put their knowledge to practice. Thinkzoom also has a comprehensive reporting feature that allows administrators to create custom reports based upon users, groups, courses and topics. Understanding which courses are popular and which are lacking participation can help measure training progress and communicate future training goals.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 878-6700 or (816) 489-4660
Website: www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence: BizLibrary LMS

PRODUCT INFORMATION

BizLibrary’s learning management system is conveniently organized into three tiers to allow users the option to customize their solutions based upon the needs of their respective organizations. All three tiers offer approval agents, branded website design, a personalized user experience, online and dashboard reports, self-regulation or administrative course assignments, a Cloud-hosted online learning center and more.

Learning Management, the highest tier, offers classroom management and on-the-job external training, certification management and virtual classroom integration via WebEx or GoToMeeting.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Personalized user experience
>> Live end-user technical support
>> Social ratings and reviews

CUSTOMERS

Cormer Holdings, QS/1, Component Repair Technologies

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 14500 South Outer Forty, Suite 500, Town and Country, MO 63017
Phone: (888) 432-3077
Website: www.bizlibrary.com

 

Award of Excellence: Degreed (Degreed)

PRODUCT INFORMATION

With Degreed resources, a company can onnect its people to all the resources they use to learn — millions of courses, videos, articles, books, podcasts and experts from thousands of sources, including any LMS.

The product applies data science and machine learning to personalize development and skills that really matter — both to workers and management. Then get actionable insights on everything the workforce is learning, as well as their skill sets.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Measure and certify employees in 1500+ skills
>> Benchmark skill sets and growth
>> Build a diverse, inclusive workforce blind to bias
>> Make smarter, better investments in employees

CUSTOMERS

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kia, Caterpillar, Mastercard, Ebay

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: (415) 935-3543
Address: 445 Bryant St., San Francisco, CA 94107
Website: www.degreed.com

 

SOCIAL LEARNING/COLLABORATION

 

Winner: ej4 The Quad

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Employees can now join their friends when they use the online learning library. They can learn by watching what others do with The Quad, an intuitive social learning technology. It is a social community inside the Thinkzoom (LMS) campus created to encourage learners to connect with other learners. They can create their own informal network of peers beyond their formal, assigned learning groups.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Leverages workplace friendships and connections to enhance the learning experience in an entertaining environment
>> Learners can initiate friendly competition with lifetime leaderboards, knowledge sharing, and training reinforcement quizzes
>> Employees can recommend courses and interact with their peers

CUSTOMERS

Kawasaki, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Pepsi, Culligan, Mahindra

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 878-6700 or (816) 489-4660
Website: www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence: BizLibrary Community

PRODUCT INFORMATION

In a knowledge-based world, employees need immediate access to information and data to perform at their full potential. BizLibrary’s Community puts the collective knowledge of an entire organization at everyone’s fingertips. It’s modeled after social networking tools your employees already use, and it’s essential for sharing knowledge, seeking information, and learning new things.

It’s a great forum for sharing important articles, ideas for process, service or product improvements and funny or anecdotal stories.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Almost eliminates internal email >> Helps remote employees feel and stay connected
>> A vital component of the company’s content management and learning management offerings

CUSTOMERS

Red Roof, FedBid, Watco Companies, Marquette Savings Bank

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 14500 South Outer Forty, Suite 500, Town and Country, MO 63017
Phone: (888) 432-3077
Website: www.bizlibrary.com

 

 

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM SOLUTION

 

WINNER: Adobe Connect

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The Adobe Connect Web conferencing software service offers immersive online meeting experiences for collaboration, virtual classrooms and large-scale webinars.

With Connect, you can create and deploy engaging on-demand learning content using Microsoft PowerPoint plugin Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter. You can Use the features of a learning management system (LMS) at a fraction of the cost with Adobe Connect, or integrate it with your existing LMS.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Measure live learner participation with engagement monitoring
>> Brandable, customizable and persistent virtual classrooms
>> Streamline live session management with intuitive backstage tools

CUSTOMERS

University of Arizona, SoDA (The Digital Society), Kentucky Labor Cabinet, BPP Professional Education

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 345 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95110-2704
Phone: (408) 536-6000
Website: www.adobe.com/products

 

 

Content

 

 

CONTENT AGGREGATOR PORTAL

 

 WINNER: The BizLibrary Collection

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The BizLibrary Collection contains thousands of employee training videos on key topics your employees need including business and soft skills, leadership, sales and customer service, human resources compliance, I.T., software, industryspecific content, workplace safety and more. Content formats offered meet the needs of all types of learners from short, micro-video lessons, to more in-depth video courses, interactive video programs and e-learning courses. Many of the lessons and courses include quizzes and additional support materials to extend the learning process, increasing both retention and the return on training investment. Administrators can deliver employee training videos across platforms: desktop, mobile and tablet.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Thousands of micro-videos
>> Follow-up Booster Program available
>> Select content approved by HRCI and SHRM

CUSTOMERS

Humentum, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, PGC

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 14500 South Outer Forty, Suite 500, Town and Country, MO 63017
Phone: (888) 432-3077
Website: www.bizlibrary.com

 

Award of Excellence: Mastery Training Services Training Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Mastery can help you address your most pressing training needs and help you build your organization. Immediately access more than 800 course topics to address training on topics such as environmental concerns, health and safety, customer service, leadership, team building, and management and supervision.

Mastery has a scalable solution to meet your needs. It trains workers across all industries, from service companies to heavy manufacturing operations. Employee training solutions for every size organization from 10 to 100,000 employees are available.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> MasteryNet LMS launches and tracks all of Mastery’s courses PLUS any custom course you create
>> Courses are SCORM-compliant
>> Powerful record-keeping and reporting system

CUSTOMERS

Renewable Concepts, Remetronix, Cactus Feeders

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 41214 Bridge St., Novi, MI 48375
Phone: (800) 258-3837
Website: www.mastery.com

 

Award of Excellence: OpenSesame

PRODUCT INFORMATION

OpenSesame Plus unlocks and delivers a broad range of courses (up to 5,000+ in all) without the burden of managing multiple systems or providers.

A new dashboard and enhanced reporting allows users to glean meaningful insights and course-correct where necessary. The Insights feature includes an activity report and a powerful new dashboard that will at-a-glance show you meaningful metrics like percentage of seats used, enrollments per learner, percentage of courses completed, and the average rating for courses taken.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Courses available on the following topics: business skills, safety, compliance, technology, certifications, plus many industry-specific topics
>> Works with any LMS
>> No worrying about cost per course

CUSTOMERS

Toshiba, Smuckers, Wyndham Hotel Group, Dish Network, Siemens

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 1629 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 808-1268
Website: www.opensesame.com

 

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

WINNER: Vado Leadership Development Learning Track

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Individuals build leadership skills that can help in any role, whether the person is an individual contributor, new supervisor or experienced manager. This course bundle includes bite-sized mobile-ready courses like “Keeping Customers Informed,” “Seek Out the Ideas and Opinions of Others,” “Show Good Judgment Regarding Creative Ideas” and “Performing an Integrity Review.”

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Helps learners apply learning on the job through step-by-step instructions and exercises
>> All of Vado’s courses start with a short, high-definition instructional video
>> Content optimized for the mobile learner

CUSTOMERS

Baylor Scott & White Health, Frasca Flight Simulation, Kingston General Hospital

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: P.O. Box 390153, Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 545-6698
Website: www.vadoinc.net

 

Award of Excellence: ej4 Leadership Content

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The philosophy espoused by ej4 is that great leaders aren’t born, they’re made.

Employees take training more seriously when you invest in quality materials with relevant content. Not only that, but the material is engaging. When employees hear content that is relevant to them, delivered by people who look and sound like they do, retention and application of content is increased.

Topics include “Becoming a Great Leader,” “What Is Mentoring?,” “The Importance of Succession Planning” and “Managing Interns.”

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> “Plug-and-play” content fits any organization, providing information that is ready-to-use now
>> Short formats and on-demand availability
>> Line managers can look up the topics or skills they need on the spot then get back to work quickly having learned something new
>> Learners can receive training at the workplace or at home, whichever is more convenient

CUSTOMERS

Kawasaki, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Pepsi, Culligan, Mahindra

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 878-6700 or (816) 489-4660
Website: www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence: The Ken Blanchard Companies, Situational Leadership® II

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Website: https://www.kenblanchard.com/Products-Services/Situational-Leadership-II

 

I.T. TRAINING

 

WINNER: ej4 Software Skills Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Want to know everything there is to know about I.T. training? Visit the ej4 “Software Skills” Library. There, you’ll find relatable information about gmail, SharePoint, Access 2013 and Excel 2010. You’ll discover how to tame your email inbox and how to interface with Outlook. You’ll also discover how to create an Access database and how to control data entry. And you’ll learn how important Excel workbooks are, how to format text and keyboard shortcuts.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Short videos, with an average length of 7 minutes, 12 seconds
>> Ten videos added to the library every week
>> Currently 1,500 videos covering not only software skills but…
>> More than 35 total categories

CUSTOMERS

Kawasaki, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Pepsi, Culligan, Mahindra

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 878-6700 or (816) 489-4660
Website: www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence: Bigger Brains Microsoft Office Complete Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Bigger Brains offers expertly designed business skills courses in Microsoft Office, Google apps, sales, marketing, ethics, leadership and more.

A unique “teacher/learner” format avoids a one-way information dump, creating an engaging conversation, with dialogue, questions and  answers, humor and more.

SCORM bundles allow organizations to load their LMSs with high-quality, searchable courses on Microsoft Office and other productivity topics.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Courses capture and maintain your attention
>> No tedious or boring lectures
>> Requires only minutes to learn and master a new skill
>> Topics focus on real-world, practical knowledge and skills

CUSTOMERS

ej4, OpenSesame, Halogen Software, Callidus Cloud

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 1520 E. Greenville St., Suite D, Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 421-6950 or (800) 743-2724
Website: www.getbiggerbrains.com

 

 

SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

 

WINNER: Vado Management Development Learning Track

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Vado offers numerous soft skill development courses for a variety of performance areas and competencies including:

Career development, coaching, communication, conflict management, delegating work, development, employee engagement, feedback;

Leadership, meeting management, onboarding, recognition, retaining employees, supervision basics, teamwork and work relationships.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Helps learners apply learning on the job through step by step instructions and exercises
>> All courses start with a short, highdefinition (HD) instructional video
>> Content optimized for the mobile learner

CUSTOMERS

Baylor Scott & White Health, Frasca Flight Simulation, Kingston General Hospital

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: P.O. Box 390153, Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 545-6698
Website: www.vadoinc.net

 

Award of Excellence: The BizLibrary Collection

PRODUCT INFORMATION

BizLibrary’s Business Skills Collection includes “Lean: Common Tools,” which is part of the company’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) course. It tells organizations how to eliminate waste and do more with less.

Also included in the collection are “Business Etiquette: Best Practices,” “Total Quality Management: Creating a SIPOC Table,” “Customer Grid Analysis,” “Six Sigma: Process Control,” and more.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Quizzes, handouts and additional support materials
>> Mobile-friendly
>> HRCI, SHRM, PDU accredited content
>> Knowledgeable staff that focuses on customers

CUSTOMERS

King’s Hawaiian, American Red Cross, Dollar General, Red Roof Inn

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Address: 14500 South Outer Forty, Suite 500, Town and Country, MO 63017
Phone: (888) 432-3077
Website: www.bizlibrary.com

 

Award of Excellence: ej4 Business Skills Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

ej4 defines it products as “Just products”:

(Just as needed) means the products cover specific topics your employees need.

(Just enough) means it’s easy to find the most useful, actionable material in an easyto-digest format.

(Just in time) means the products offer content right when you need it with ondemand learning tools.

And (Just right) means that ej4’s extensive library can be used to customize your own learning experience.

Business skills courses include topics like leadership, supervision, safety, customer service, selling, and much more.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> “Plug-and-play” content that fits any organization
>> Short formats
>> On-demand availability

CUSTOMERS

Kawasaki, Allied World, Pepsi, Goodwill Industries

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 878-6700 or (816) 489-4660
Website: www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence: Bigger Brains Bites Microlearning Bundle

PRODUCT INFORMATION

A new “Brain Bites” micro-learning library includes must-have, information-rich short courses. Available in SCORM, AICC, xAPI, or MP4 formats with available handouts, they use a combination of video and animation to convey important business topics quickly and effectively, in five-minute microlearning lessons.

These courses are written by highly experienced subject-matter experts and presented in a two-person video-based style.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Topic: “Email Management” gives employees the skills they need to turn their email from a stressful chore to a productive tool.
>> Topic: “Organizing Files” is the first step in making sure everyone in your company is using a consistent and safe system for saving and searching documents and spreadsheets.
>> Topic “Staying Safe Online” teach employees what to watch out for in emails, SMS messages and websites.
>> Topic: “Time Management,” a perennial favorite to improve productivity.

CUSTOMERS

ej4, OpenSesame, Halogen Software, Callidus Cloud

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 1520 E. Greenville St., Suite D, Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 421-6950 or (800) 743-2724
Website: www.getbiggerbrains.com

 

 

COMPLIANCE TRAINING

 

WINNER: Vado H.R. Compliance Tool Kit

PRODUCT INFORMATION

This training starts with the laws but goes beyond by teaching people how to behave toward others, and teaching how they can expect to be treated in return.

The Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Toolkit: “Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Employees” (30 minutes) (available in Spanish); “Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Managers” (60 minutes); and “Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for California/Connecticut Managers” (2 hours).

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Creative, flexible, interactive, experiential training
>> Episode-based, broadcast quality and Millennial friendly

CUSTOMERS

Frasca International, IEWC Global Solutions, McKinstry

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: P.O. Box 390153, Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 545-6698
Website: www.vadoinc.net

 

Award of Excellence: ej4 Workplace Compliance Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

ej4’s libraries of courses consist of ready to use solutions for your organizations specific needs. They are broken up by topic in Business Skills, Workplace Compliance and Microsoft Office that can be deployed on any platform.

Programs included are: “AntiHarassment,” “Anti-Harassment for California, Connecticut, and Maine,” HIPAA, FLSA, FMLA, “Hiring and Firing procedures,” and more. When the regulations change, programs are updated accordingly, so you don’t have to keep track of the changes.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Short, tactical e-learning
>> Fully customizable
>> Multi-platform, including mobile
>> Most video titles are 10 minutes or less in length
>> Off-the-shelf programs can be customized using ej4 Thinkzoom

CUSTOMERS

Kawasaki, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Pepsi, Culligan, Mahindra

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 878-6700 or (816) 489-4660
Website: www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence: VuBiz Compliance Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Almost 100 titles comprise the Vubiz Compliance Library. Some of the most popular titles include “Diversity in the Workplace,” “Fair Labor Standards Act,” “Healthcare Fraud and Abuse,” “Managing Workplace Stress,” “Sarbanes-Oxley Act Primer,” and “The Affordable Care Act.”

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Full service: content, development and delivery software
>> Thousands of hours of off-the-shelf content available for purchase as-is or tailored to a specific situation
>> Large, diverse e-learning library with more than 4,000 online hours

CUSTOMERS

Bumble Bee Foods, Canon, Davita Health Care, Goodrich Corp., Lockheed Martin

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 2872 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 358-9583
Website: www.vubiz.com

 

 

SALES TRAINING

 

Winner: Vado Relationship Selling Toolkit

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The Vado Relationship Selling Toolkit emphasizes how sales is a way to help people and how treating connections is a future business asset. These are the foundational principles promoted by Jim Cathcart of the highly respected Cathcart Institute.
He looks at selling through the eight steps in the sales cycle that include targeting the right people in the right way, assessing their needs and solving their problems—rather than just selling them a product.

Vado courses help learners apply learning on the job. The combination of short videos followed by step-bystep instructions helps learners put into practice the learning they just completed, which means organization leaders are confident that the transition from learning to application on the job actually happens, and organization capabilities are increased.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Written by Jim Cathcart, the author of 18 books, including multiple international bestsellers, and inductee to the Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame in London.

CUSTOMERS

IEWC Global Solutions, McKinstry, Kingston General Hospital

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 7895 Highway 65 NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
Phone: (952) 545-6698
Website: www.vadoinc.net

 

 Award of Excellence: ej4 Selling Skills Content

PRODUCT INFORMATION

ej4’s libraries consist of ready-to-use solutions for your organization’s specific needs. They are broken up by topic in Business Skills, Workplace Compliance and Microsoft Office that can be deployed on any platform.

The company’s Business Skills Library offers courses in Professional Productivity, Communications, Sales, Project Management, Leadership, Supervision, Safety and Presentation Skills — to name a few.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Other titles: Assertive Verbal Skills, Business Travel, Business Statistics, Business Writing, Time Value of Money, and more
>> Library expands every month, based on customer feedback
>> Course titles can be added upon customer request

CUSTOMERS

Kawasaki, Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Pepsi, Culligan, Mahindra

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 878-6700 or (816) 489-4660
Website: www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence: BCI (Sales Training)

PRODUCT INFORMATION

BCI’s unique blend of training, technology and learning reinforcement is said to improve retention, change behavior, and produce high-performers.

BCI is committed to helping companies and individuals achieve world-class (top 2%) performance. It’s where top athletes find their home, where top sellers receive double-comma incomes, where leaders take their teams to new heights, and where companies leave their competition behind. And surprisingly, BCI has shown that it sometimes takes only a small change in some of the fundamentals.

The company’s approach begins with unique classroom and online training. It then uses a mobile learning reinforcement tool and gamification to augment more traditional individual, manager and team coaching.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Ability to embed online training inside most CRMS and other software
>> Learning and coaching is provided during normal workflows

CUSTOMERS

Moog, SpawGlass, HighMount Exploration and Production, Denali Alaskan FCU

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 10333 Richmond Ave., Houston, Texas, 77042
Phone: (877) 253-8506 or (713) 627-7700
Website: www.bakercommunications.com

 

 

Tools

 

 

SIMULATION TOOL

 

WINNER: dominKnow Capture

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Use dominKnow’s Capture to create cross-platform, software simulations for stand-alone use or integration with other learning content.

Capture is a hybrid tool – it allows you to work from your local desktop for speed and efficiency but stores your work to the Cloud immediately — and it works on both Windows and Mac.

Once you’ve made a Capture, you can quickly add highlighting or arrows using the Draw tools. Or add tips using the Markers tool to help your learners better navigate the learning process.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Real-time collaboration
>> Publish to LMS, LRS, apps, print
>> Built-in features, including customizable testing, branching, etc.
>> Ability to receive feedback from content reviewers

CUSTOMERS

Vital Learning, Larmer Brown, Módulo GRC, Worldwide Interactive

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 183 Michael Cowpland Dr., Kanata, ON Canada, K2M 0M3
Phone: (613) 800-8733
Website: www.dominknow.com

Address: 244 Fifth Ave., Suite 2960, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 861-4880 or (646) 706-7596
Website: www.articulate.com

 

 

E-LEARNING DEVELOPMENT TOOL

 

Award of Excellence: dominKnow Claro

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Claro courses are designed for a fixed page size, but are HTML5-based so they are still viewable on laptop and desktop computers as well as mobile devices.

Using Claro can be as simple as importing a PowerPoint file and publishing. Or use a PowerPoint file as a starting point, adding learning activities and assessment questions for a fuller learning experience. Plus, you can also easily create complex events like hiding and swapping content all the way through to inter-page branching.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Responsive and adaptive output
>> Full-featured HTML5 authoring
>> Content sharing and reuse
>> Self-described “world-class support”

CUSTOMERS

Meridium, ViaSat Inc., Society of Actuaries, Underwriters Laboratories

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 183 Michael Cowpland Dr., Kanata, ON Canada, K2M 0M3
Phone: (613) 800-8733
Website: www.dominknow.com

 

Award of Excellence: Adobe Captivate

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Adobe Captivate 9 introduces 360-degree media support to help deliver immersive learning experiences in VR that allow learners to navigate near real-life situations in a risk-free environment. Use VR to deliver experiences such as virtual tours, safety drills, product walk-throughs, firstresponder situations and more.

Captivate 9 transitions seamlessly from storyboarding to responsive e-learning design. Users can dip into the asset store or use from Adobe Stock to enrich content to create amazing courses that run seamlessly across desktops and mobile devices.

The responsive e-learning design includes multiscreen responsive authoring, multi-device previews, iOS device capturing capabilities and native support for HTML5 objects.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Adobe Captivate Draft allows users to convert ideas into storyboards
>> Storyboards can be reviewed in real time in the Cloud
>> PowerPoint presentations easily uploaded into the program

CUSTOMERS

Dun & Bradstreet, Royal London Financial, Eaton Corp.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 345 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95110-2704
Phone: (408) 536-6000
Website: www.adobe.com/products

 

 

MOBILE AUTHORING TOOLS

 

Winner: dominKnow Flow

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Flow outputs fully responsive and adaptive content so you don’t have to worry about specific devices or multiple versions of the same content.

Flow is easy to get started with but packed with options to customize page behavior and create engaging and visually-stunning content. The Flow authoring stage is a live-author environment. View your page across all screen-width settings as you make it, or pop open a preview to see the page come to life.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Built-in widgets like tab sets, panels and carousels
>> Design and tracking tools are built in
>> Project assets stored in one central location
>> Comments logged and tracked for streamlined review

CUSTOMERS

Gabrielli Consulting, Meridium, ViaSat Inc., Vital Learning

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 183 Michael Cowpland Dr., Kanata, ON Canada, K2M 0M3
Phone: (613) 800-8733
Website: www.dominknow.com

Address: 170 West Tasman Dr., San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: (800) 553-2447 or (408) 526-7209
Website: www.webex.com

 

 

BEST EMERGING SOLUTION

 

WINNER: Strivr Training

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Strivr was created by a world-renowned expert in virtual reality and a football coach looking to give his players an extra edge. Stanford University and its football team were the testing ground for the Strivr product. The result was a revolutionary way for individuals to prepare for important situations—and the world of training changed forever.

With Strivr, you can experience a situation as if you are actually there. Learning retention rates can be as high as 75 percent, versus just 10 percent for reading or a lecture. It’s easy to use in a classroom environment, during coaching or in self-guided sessions. It’s simple to deploy and allows managers to provide return-on-investment (ROI) insights through their reports.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Authoring tool for immersive learning
>> Easily edit and refresh training programs
>> Incorporate proven VR training methodologies

CUSTOMERS

Walmart, United Rentals, Chipotle, Verizon

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 90 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 384-6889
Website: www.strivr.com

 

 

OUTSOURCED LEARNING SERVICES

 

Award of Excellence: Artisan E-learning Micro-learning

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Does your organization need great e-learning courses that get you clear business results, yet you don’t have the time or know-how to develop courses internally? Artisan works with you and your subject-matter experts to gather, organize, design, write and build engaging, interactive e-learning courses.

Whether you are working with policies and procedures, compliance, product knowledge, computer systems, business skills, or just about any other topic, Artisan can help bring your content to life. Its people can start from scratch or convert your existing classroom training into media-rich, interactive e-learning courses that track to your learning management system (LMS) using SCORM standards, or that track to your learning record store (LRS) using xAPI.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Get your course text translated properly while managing voiceovers, reassembling the course, and testing the content across several browsers
>> Customer-responsive team includes Section 508 and WCAG experts, usability professionals, and tech-savvy designers

CUSTOMERS

JLG Industries, Crystal River Cruises, American Red Cross, Community Associations Institute

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 52 Tuscan Way, Suite 202-379, St. Augustine, FL 32092
Phone: (904) 800-9395
Website: www.artisanelearning.com

 

 

If you would like to view the full list of Best of Elearning! 2018 Award Winners, click HERE!

 

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