Glouchestershire (UK), September 2021 - Nimble's special three-day virtual Nimble Community Week and Awards took place 14-16 September. Daily sessions were led by Learning Adviser Hannah Davies, and Nimble customers had the opportunity to explore and discuss topics such as Structuring Your eLearning Courses Effectively, Using Images and Video to Maximise Learning, Making Blended Learning Work For You, How to Get Remote Onboarding Right, and more.
The week culminated on the afternoon of 16 September, when the Nimble Awards winners were announced at an exclusive online event. The awards, which showcase excellence in eLearning, took place at Nimble House in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The virtual ceremony was streamed live to their customers, and awards were presented by Nimble's Founder and Managing Director, Neil Hyde, and Alex Hathway, Commercial Director. The event was hosted by Learning Adviser Hannah Davies.
Insightful video interviews and case studies of the finalists in each category were played at the event. These videos, and comments from the judging panel (which included special guest judge David Patterson, Director at Learning Light), summarised and brought to life for the audience why they were all chosen as finalists.
Neil Hyde and Alex Hathway announced the three winners from the impressive list of finalists for the categories: Course of the Year, Positive Business Impact and Professional of the Year. Alex said of this year's awards, "Our Nimble community responded to the challenges that the COVID pandemic has brought about with vigour! We were highly impressed by the calibre and professionalism of all the courses created over the past 18 months, many with a very quick turnaround to meet urgent requirements. The standard of contestants was particularly high this year and we've had a hard job deciding on our very worthy winners".
The 2021 Nimble Awards winners and their categories are
- Cask Marque - Course of the Year
This award was presented to an organisation who displayed excellence in the design and delivery of an eLearning course through Nimble.
Judges’ comments - "A polished course, well structured and engaging through use of video and knowledge checks. Designed with mobile in mind which is appropriate for the busy industry the content is aimed at. The interactions are well deployed to reinforce the key learning points that are set out in the stylish video clips. This course stands out visually."
- SATCoL (Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd) - Positive Business Impact
This award was presented to the organisation demonstrating significant positive business impact through the use of eLearning.
Judges’ comments - "SATCoL has conducted a significant training programme that provided very tangible benefits to the company. The ability to demonstrate savings of £140k through training, whilst engaging their learners (shown by such enthusiastic feedback) is something to be proud of."
- Stephen Thomas, Marsh Finance - Professional of the Year
This award was presented to the individual who has demonstrated outstanding eLearning success over the last 18 months.
Judges’ comments - "The submission showed structured thinking, from which ROI will follow. It is a good exposition of clear requirements gathering and learning design skills."