SHIFT, our rapid eLearning authoring tool, has won three coveted Brandon Hall Silver awards for technology excellence in the Rich Media, Rapid Authoring and Evaluation or Testing categories.
SHIFT changes the models of eLearning development. SHIFT allows the development of a rich, interactive and engaging learning experience with no need for advanced technical skills. It’s a one-stop solution for instructional design, media recording, media editing, immersive scenarios and simulations, testing, collaboration and workflow management, all integrated into one cloud-based environment. All processes integrated and managed within the system, including media management, work assignments, reviewing, project documentation and even RFQ’s for outsourcing from external third party vendors. SHIFT’s database driven architecture also makes content reutilization, localization and subsequent changes simple.
“We firmly believe that we have created an authoring environment that changes the way eLearning is done. SHIFT is opening up markets for thousands of organizations and individuals that considered eLearning development either too complex or too costly. One single development environment that can produce rich media courses with the resource investment of rapid development” said Randolf Kissling, CEO of Aura Interactiva, the developers of SHIFT.
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Group, a leading research firm in training and development. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance.
“These excellent tools and systems are the cutting edge of learning technology,” said Tom Werner, chief research officer and director of the Awards program. “They really change for the better how people learn in the workplace.”
SHIFT is used by organizations that need to get more eLearning done, faster and more efficiently. SHIFT is an award winning authoring system that has the necessary elements to empower a user to create rich, interactive courses, with no technical knowledge, rapidly. By using SHIFT, the user has access to all the necessary elements to create an effective and great looking course anywhere at anytime. Automated, smart interface interactions, games, simulations, media recording, and scenario builders, available in one integrated package. SHIFT allows for specialization of labor, collaboration, review, update and content reutilization that will make large eLearning development teams dramatically more effective and more productive. For more information visit: www.shiftelearning.com
About Brandon Hall Group
Having worked with more than 5,000 clients globally and after 17 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Through the recent merger of Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth, Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data, and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management. For more information visit: http://www.brandon-hall.com
Last month the Mind Muze team exhibited at the BC HRMA Conference and Tradeshow in beautiful British Columbia.
We enjoyed two days of engaging conversations with local and national HR professionals from a variety of industries. Many were looking for different online routes to training their employees, and many were looking at online options for the first time. Regardless of where they currently were with their training initiatives, the message was clear - HR professionals and business owners were looking for a simple to create, easy-to-update and cost effective route to delivering their training online.
I think that was why “Green Your Office”, an eLearning course built in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, was so well received as we demoed it at the show. The clean-feeling and easy-to-navigate course was a fresh and welcome surprise to many attendees. They were equally impressed when they learned it was built in less than 30 development hours in SHIFT and was fully editable.
The show ended with many happy attendees walking away with plans to build free prototype courses with us in SHIFT. It also ended on a happy note for the Mind Muze team as we walked away with the award for First Place in Booth Design! Perhaps the judges had a sweet tooth for our candy? Check out a quick video snippet of our booth and candy table here.
All around it was a fantastic show and we’re looking forward to working on several SHIFT prototypes and of course, heading back to the BC HRMA show again next year!
Written by Jamie Kalynuik, Mind Muze Marketing.
Shift took top honours at DemoFest in the Onboarding / Employee Orientation category. Rick Beaudry, CEO of Mindmuze, demonstrated the winning technology again during the “DemoFest Highlights Webinar”
See Shift and the rest of the DemoFest 2010 Winners in The DemoFest Highlights recorded webinar below.
Nov 29, 2010, Toronto: SH!FT, a rapid eLearning authoring tool, won top award at DemoFest in the Onboarding / Employee Orientation category. Rick Beaudry, CEO of Mindmuze and Randolf Kissling, CEO of Aura Interactiva, demonstrated the winning technology to conference attendees during the two hour event.
SH!FT’s entry in the OnBoarding / Employee Orientation category was entitled Green Your Office, a web-based guide narrated by celebrated environmentalist Dr. Suzuki. The fully interactive eLearning module helps organizations see the benefits of going green at work and learn how to influence behaviour within the organization.
Rick Beaudry, co-presenter said “It was exciting to demonstrate how environmental content was transformed into a highly engaging and entertaining learning module. Attendees walked away with a clear understanding of how fast, flexible and powerful the SH!FT authoring tool is.”
The 90 minute course was built in 30 development hours in SH!FT. It is packed with a wealth of content and tools, as well as an avatar of Dr. Suzuki to help users navigate through the program.
“We are very pleased with this recognition by the eLearning Guild members,” said Randolf Kissling, co –presenter at the DemoFest event. “But we’re most pleased of leveraging David Suzuki’s vast knowledge pool through SH!FT to reach thousands of users and really make a positive change.”
About the David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation works with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today’s situation demands. Learn more about them at their website. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/
SH!FT is an award winning authoring tool that is all about automating repetitive, non-value-adding steps involved in the development of eLearning. SH!FT is a complete eLearning factory in a box. It has the necessary elements to empower an instructional designer to create rich, interactive courses all by himself, with zero technical knowledge. By using SH!FT, the instructional designer has access to all the necessary elements to create an effective and great looking course. Automated smart interface interactions, games, simulations, media recording, scenario builders, everything at the tip of their fingers, all available in one integrated package. At the same time, it’s not unusual to save 50% on development hours and speed to market. Maintenance and update savings are even greater.
SH!FT is also used by large eLearning organizations that need to get more done, faster and more efficiently. SH!FT allows for specialization of labor, collaboration, review, update and content reutilization that will make large eLearning development teams dramatically more effective and more productive.
About DevLearn 2010
DevLearn 2010 Conference & Expo is, by far, North America’s leading e-Learning event. This event caters to seasoned eLearning professionals who are out on the leading edge of the emerging technologies. Attracting between 1,600 and 1,800 participants, it is a highly technical audience of senior managers and practitioners who gather each year to explore the latest and greatest technologies for learning.