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Enspire Learning Honored in 2006 Horizon Interactive Awards
AUSTIN, TX – Apr. 19, 2006 – Enspire Learning, a leading developer of custom e-learning, simulations, and blended learning programs, announced today that it was honored with three 2006 Horizon Interactive Awards which focus on superior use of both creativity and technology.
Enspire Learning competed in the Training/Education category, and received two silver awards and one bronze. The Training/Education category was comprised of web-based and CD/DVD based training programs with each entry evaluated on “ease of use, creativity, aesthetics, and content development.”
Enspire received a bronze award for a consumer healthcare course created in partnership with Watson Wyatt. Enspire created a series of comic book style episodes to contradict the stereotype of healthcare plans as a dry and tedious topic. The end result was an informative experience told via the heroes – and villains – of Metropolis.
Enspire was awarded silver for its work with both the American Heart Association and SAP. The American Heart Association project included a ten-hour blended learning program that integrated powerful audio, video, and simulation-based elements. The material was delivered to over 250,000 volunteer instructors.
Enspire’s work with SAP centered around a curriculum of six interactive modules teaching project managers the principles of coordinating and managing distributed teams. Each of the six modules covers a separate managerial topic and culminates with an interactive simulation activity on that topic. This work was also awarded a 2005 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award.
“Our company has long championed the importance of infusing creativity, design, and technology into online training,” said Adrian Taylor, Enspire’s Director of Multimedia Development. “We are honored to be consistently recognized for the craftsmanship and innovation we try to bring to every project.”
The Horizon Interactive Awards were established in 2002. In January of each year, the Horizon Interactive Awards receives hundreds of entries from all over the world. A panel of industry professionals reviews the entries, and strives to recognize “the best blend of creative concepts and technical execution with a special emphasis on graphic design, artistic expression and user experience.”
About the Horizon Interactive Awards
The Horizon Awards were created to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of Interactive Media. The awards focus on multimedia firms, advertising agencies, in-house communications and marketing departments and freelancers who strive to create innovative, interactive solutions for themselves and for their clients. The competition is limited to firms, agencies, and individuals that earn less that $5 Million in annual revenue or an in-house department that has an annual budget of less than $1 Million for multimedia projects.