Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)’s ‘Barplus’ project for British Airways (BA) has won a prestigious Silver Medal at the 2005 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards. The winners of the 2005 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Training Fall Conference and Expo Incorporating Online Learning in Long Beach, California, on 18th October.
Alan Samuel, TIS’s head of operations in the UK, explained: “Barplus is a point of sale system. The Barplus e-learning programme that we have developed trains BA cabin crew in the system’s operation.
“So far, nearly 7,000 of the 15,000 cabin crew who need to operate the system have successfully completed the programme”.
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research and consulting firms in training and development. Now in its eleventh year, the Awards program showcases exceptional work in innovative learning.
"The winning entries this year show a great combination of creativity and practical results”, said Brandon Hall, PhD, chairman of the Excellence in Learning Awards program. “The winners are excellent both in terms of innovation and impact on the business. These winners show us what the future of learning looks like".
This year, entries were submitted in three categories: Custom Content, Innovative Technology, and Outstanding Case Studies.
In 2005, a total of 210 entries, representing 16 countries, were submitted. The entries were evaluated by independent judges with expertise in instructional design and learning technology from 47 countries around the world.
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About Brandon Hall Research
Brandon Hall, Ph.D. is the CEO of Brandon Hall Research and author of the groundbreaking "Web-Based Training Cookbook." Since 1992, Brandon Hall Research (brandon-hall.com) has been providing independent research reports and expert advice on the tools and practices of innovative learning. Brandon Hall Research conducts the Awards program each year to recognize the best and to identify the new cutting edge of innovative learning. To honor the Award winners Brandon Hall Research hosts the Awards reception and ceremony in partnership with VNU and in conjunction with the Training Fall Conference and Expo.
About Tata Interactive Systems
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning. A part of the $14 billion Tata Group—one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India—TIS has 15 years of experience in training consulting, designing, and developing innovative and cutting-edge workforce performance enhancement solutions. Its service bouquet includes Consulting; Simulations and Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™); Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™); Game-based Learning Objects (GamBLs™); IT Application Training; Regulatory and Compliance Training; Adaptive Assessments; Sales and Customer Service Training; New Hire Training; Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS); and Business Processes and Skills Training.
TIS employs a global team of 850 multi-disciplinary specialists—a unique mix of Project Managers, Software Engineers, Instructional Designers, Content Developers, Visual Designers, and Animators. It has a strong presence in the US, with operations spread across seven cities—Atlanta, Boston, Carlsbad, Chicago, Dallas, New Jersey, and San Jose—serviced by its development teams stationed locally. In keeping with the co-shoring model, the teams are managed by on-site Project Managers who co-ordinate with the clients and drive the project operations.
Powered by creative talent, sound processes, and technological excellence, TIS has developed 950+ e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients—including more than 50 Fortune 500 companies—across the US, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as Allstate, American Airlines, Abbey National, American Honda Finance Corporation, British Airways, Citigroup, Cigna, ExxonMobil, Florida Virtual School, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, McKinsey & Co., McGraw-Hill, UNICEF, Unilever, University of Maryland, and University of Phoenix.
Apart from holding ISO 9001 and BS7799 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Classified as a Visionary in the Gartner Group’s coveted ‘magic quadrant,’ TIS’s quest for innovation and excellence is reflected in 23 prestigious industry awards, including Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards in 2004 and 2005; APEX 2004 Award of Excellence; Best Product at the British Educational Training and Technology (BETT) Show 2004; Training Magazine’s APX Award 2003; and Best E-learning Provider, Best B2B Web Site, and Best Educational Total Comprehensive Solution at the SIIA Codie Awards 2002.
Kashyap Vadapalli, Tata Interactive Systems, Atlanta GA.
Phone: 848-250-9723; email: kashyapv[.]tatainteractive.com