First up was the ASTD Atlanta T-BL SIG (in simple English, that is Technology-based Learning Special Interest Group) E-Learning Award in the Custom Content category for the story-based learning (StoBL) solution we developed on the subject of Fire Safety for the NewYork Presbyterian Hospitals. We hope this laurel will give more muscle and credence to our conviction that stories are strong vehicles for instruction, especially for subjects like safety, compliance, ethics, and leadership.
The second award is even more special to us. Focusing on the learning disabled has been a serious CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative for us for the last few years. One of the landmark events for us in this direction has been the TLDF (Tata Learning Disabilities Forum). We held it for the first time in 2006, with a fair degree of success (read our post on that event here). The 2007 one, we thought, turned out to be even better (post here). Which thought was confirmed when we won the Reader’s Digest Pegasus CSR Gold Award in the category “Contribution to Society – Imparting Education”.
Positive portents as we step into the New Year. Wishes for the season.