Upside Learning, a recognised leader in training outsourcing, Learning Management Solutions, Custom eLearning Development and Mobile Learning Solutions, has been declared a winner in the Apex Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition (2011) in two categories, namely Electronic Media & Video category and Brochures, Manuals & Reports category.
APEX 2011- the 23rd Annual Awards for Publication Excellence - is an international competition that recognises outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and Web sites. Sponsored by the editors of Writing That Works, a newsletter published by Communications Concepts, Inc., the Apex Awards are presented annually to recognise excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. This year, there were 11 major categories and 122 sub-categories. The Awards of Excellence recognise exceptional entries within these sub-categories.
Upside Learning’s entry in the Electronic Media & Video category had been in the Web Videos sub-category, while that for Brochures, Manuals & Reports was in the Books and eBooks sub-category. For the former, Upside Learning had submitted a one and half minute introductory video of its revolutionary platform for mobile learning – Upside2Go. The latter consisted of a 44-page eBook titled ‘LMS for Training Companies – Then & Now’ giving a comprehensive overview of the LMS from the perspective of training companies.
The Upside2Go video, called the ‘Revolutionary Mobile Learning Solution - Discover Upside2Go’ video was developed to act as a curtain raiser for Upside Learning’s mobile learning solution – Upside2Go. The video provides a brief introduction to Upside2Go, highlighting the various possibilities and scenarios without spelling out the actual features. This was done to help pique the viewers’ interest. It was used to launch Upside2Go in the US market at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011 and was later on added to the company’s website as well.
The eBook, ‘LMS for Training Companies – Then & Now’, was targeted not only to the people in the training industry, but also to others in the Learning Management domain. Analyzing the requirements of training companies from an LMS during the recession hit period to today, the book gives a detailed view of the various features and tools that have evolved inline with the evolving needs of the training companies. It also gives a sneak peak into the future by making predictions about the changes that one can expect in the LMS in the coming period. Users can download a free copy of the eBook by registering on the website.
According to the APEX 2011 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness.”