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2008 World of Learning Award winners announced

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The BBC College of Journalism, RBS Insurance, Reed Learning and Accenture are among the winners of the prestigious World of Learning Awards 2008. The event was attended by more than 450 of the UK’s leading learning and development professionals and showcased the very best organisations and individuals whose outstanding achievements have notably improved workplace productivity and performance.

Now in their eighth year, the Awards are acknowledged as the premier event for honouring learning-specific solutions. In association with the Daily Mail and the British Institute of Learning & Development (BILD), the highly competitive Awards recognise the highest standards of achievement within the industry and are one of the highlights of World of Learning 2008, the UK’s key conference and exhibition for business learning.

The winners are as follows:

Bespoke Learning Solution of the Year (sponsored by Tech Smith)

  • Winner: BBC College of Journalism – Safeguarding Trust
  • Runner up: Academee and The Co-operative Financial Services – The Positive Programme

Blended Learning Solution of the Year (sponsored by GB Training)

  • Winner: RBS Insurance – Re-engineered Induction

Coaching Programme of the Year (sponsored by Training Pages)

  • Winner: BBC Training & Development – BBC Coaching Programme
  • Runner up: West Midlands Local Government Association on behalf of the West Midlands Coaching Pool Partnership – West Midlands Coaching Pool Programme

e-Learning Solution of the Year (sponsored by the Learning Magazine)

  • Winner: Accenture – Dare2Share

Rapid e-Learning Solution of the Year (sponsored by LearningGuide Solutions)

  • Winner: Bowie Castlebank – Implementation of Rapid e-Learning Programme
  • Runner up: Kineo – Kineo and Cable&Wireless: Rapid e-learning

Learning Organisation of the Year (sponsored by Academee)

  • Winner: Reed Learning

Serious Games Solution of the Year (sponsored by Serious About Games)

  • Winner: Venture Simulations – SimVenture
  • Runner up: Grass Roots – Game Xcite

Training Venue of the Year (sponsored by Intec Business Colleges)

  • Winner: The Moller Centre
  • Runner up: imago @ Loughborough Ltd – imago at Burleigh Court

Educational & Learning Export Product of the Year (sponsored by UK Trade and Investment)

  • Winner: EPICT European Pedagogical ICT Licence

Outstanding Contribution to the Learning Industry (sponsored by Grass Roots Group)

  • Winner: Charles Jennings (Reuters)

Learning Provider of the Year (sponsored by Training Quality Standard)

  • Winner: Reed Learning

Andrew Gee, Senior Project Manager for the World of Learning Awards, said: “This has been an outstanding year for the World of Learning Awards with a large number of high quality entries. The quality of entries was extremely high and surpassed our expectations. It is a great achievement for all the winners, who are a shining example of the supreme accolade in the learning and development industry in the UK.”





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