The shortlisted products are MKM's support systems created for the Retail Academy in the 'best example of supporting learners online' category and custom learning tool Storywriter Toolkit , in the 'most innovative new product in e-learning' category.
The awards are organised annually by the eLearning Network, the UK’s foremost professional association for users and developers of e-learning, to recognise innovation and excellence within its field.
A record number of entries have been received for this year’s awards from organisations all over the world. A highlight in the learning industry calendar, the awards ceremony is held in London in November.
Said MKM managing director, Rob Arntsen: "Being shortlisted not once but twice for these awards marks the soundness of our strategy to create successful e-learning tools by developing innovative educational technologies that are always accessible and attractive to use and demonstrate real value to the learners using them."
Founded in 2000, MyKnowledgeMap (often known as MKM) is a dynamic company delivering web-based knowledge systems designed by individuals, for the individual.
Operating in the corporate, public and education sectors, MKM's range of products and services includes:
• Academies: MKM is the UK's leading supplier of infrastructure systems for national skill academies, including those in the UK for food & drink manufacturing, sport & active leisure, care, and retail. MKM's e-academy infrastructure helps learners and people with a stake in a particular skill to progress from entry to degree level. Working with the UK's national Sector Skills Councils (MKM's clients include Skillsmart Retail, Improve and SkillsActive), MKM has pioneered online academies that can help people with everything from day-to-day productivity to discovering and achieving relevant qualifications. MKM also offers e-academies tailored to the needs of organisations in the private and local government sectors.
• Skills diagnostics: MKM's Skills Diagnostic suite allows clients to build their own system of skills diagnosis and training regimens. Its sophisticated software tools are designed to meet clients' specific needs, and to facilitate, not impose, the required solutions.
• Learning: MKM's e-learning solutions, including e-learning content, delivery systems and teaching aids, are used by a worldwide and growing range of organisations from Lloyds TSB to the RSPB; from manufacturing to retailing; from the police to local authorities; from the University of York to colleges in Delhi, Bahrain and Nairobi. MKM produces inventive and versatile applications that are can be shaped and contextualised by their users to meet the rapidly-changing needs of contemporary work and training, either for use within an e-Academy environment or as stand-alone products.
Further Information from:
Rob Arntsen / Tom Holland, MyKnowledgeMap +44 (0) 1904 659465
Peter Muir / Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR +44 (0) 1727 860405/ (0) 1296 715228