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Online Learning for Trade Associations

Where Are OUR Awards?

Posted by Ellen on March 23, 2008

It’s awards season — not just for movies and television, but for e-learning. The deadline for the ASTD Best Awards is coming up on April 4. The deadline for the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards just passed (March 21).

Don’t be disappointed if it’s too late to pull your entry together. If your situation is similar to ours, then the requirements for entering are fairly prohibitive anyway. The BH Awards entry fee is $545 US (non-refundable) and a short Flash movie of your entry needs to be prepared and linked so the judges can see a quick review of your entry. Even though I was able to come up with the moolah in 2007 to enter our asynchronous course in the Custom Content division, I couldn’t get the Flash file created in time.

The ASTD Best Awards were more affordable, but learning programs directed to members aren’t eligible — only those for staff members are considered. While their application materials were very different than Brandon Hall’s requirements, it’s clear the organizations eligible for the awards are the same: for-profit corporations or very large associations with extensive learning functions for employees and staff.

Where’s the award series that honors the educational programs associations offer their members? Where can we look for examples of best practices?

Where are OUR awards??

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