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The year in review - awards and accolades

We’ll be giving our customers and ourselves a pat on the back this Christmas, with a bumper crop of awards to add to the trophy case. IMC’s customer solutions have been recognised across the globe, from Germany to Australia to USA. Amongst others, we’ve been awarded an EduMedia Seal and not one, but two LearnX Awards.

20. December 2018

We kicked the year off with Silver for ‘Best Use of Blended Learning’ at the Brandon Hall Awards, for the onboarding programme for Zeiss Industrial Metrology Technicians. Their onboarding procedure is intensive, time-consuming and expensive for the business – to meet increasing customer demand they needed to increase efficiencies in their onboarding process. With the introduction of a digital learning programme to complement the face-to-face aspects, there were monetary savings, attendance time was reduced from 6 to 5 weeks and training quality was significantly improved.

The eLearning Journal Awards saw us winning in our category of Best Serious Game for our work with T-Systems on “Sell Zero Outage”. After implementing the unique quality assurance promise of “Zero Outage” to their customers, T-Systems needed to ensure that their salesforce was equipped with the technical know-how to persuade new and existing customers of the benefits and competently respond to objections. The solution was a story-based ‘point and click’ adventure game in T-system branding included four levels, playful interactions like slider and buzzer tasks, and points, badges and an inventory to track progress.

In June we were awarded the prestigious EduMedia Seal – an award for outstanding digital educational products, distinctive in form and content. Our video-based training work with the organisation Arbeit and Leben was recognised as a successful tool to aid people from a variety of industries to improve their reading, writing and arithmetic skills in the workplace. 

We brought home some Gold from the LearnX awards for our projects with NSW Department of Family and Community Services and Transport NSW, in the categories of Best LMS Deployment and Best Video Design. Challenged with streamlining FACS NSW 10 existing learning and development systems into one learning suite, we created IGNITE, a cloud-based and mobile accessible system for their staff and contractors often working remotely. The outcome was extremely positive for staff, with an 83% reduction in time taken to carry out annual reporting. We worked with Transport NSW to create a series of scenario-based e-learning modules to support their customer service training programme – we were challenged with designing for less tech-savvy users but we met this with an intuitive interface that was easy to navigate and familiar with Transport NSW branding. 

At the AITD awards in Sydney in November, we finished as finalists in the Best Use of Gamification/Simulation for Learning with our Blackmore Academy Rewards Program.  Blackmores Institute’s National Education Manager Gill McEwen said: “We are thrilled to have won this award. We are very proud of the Blackmores Store Accreditation program, and the role it plays in helping to improve people’s knowledge of natural medicine.  We couldn’t have delivered it without the great team work and support from our partner IMC.” 

There are some exciting projects on the horizon for IMC in 2019, watch this space to see how we continue to inspire and promote potential through our passion for learning technology and content.

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