Giunti Labs’ Achievements Recognized: 2 Awards

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<p><strong>Milton Keynes, England &mdash; June 15</strong><br />Giunti Labs, a European vendor of e-learning and mobile learning content management solutions, was recently honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). </p><p>A few weeks earlier, Giunti Labs received a Silver Award in the first global competition of high-impact use of technology in learning, the Learning Impact Awards (LIAs), announced in Vancouver, Canada.</p><p>USDLA has presented its 2007 Distance Learning Award to Giunti Labs at its 20th-anniversary conference in Kansas City, Mo.</p><p>Annually, the USDLA Awards program honors outstanding individuals and organizations for excellence in distance learning, education and training.<br /><br />Giunti Labs received its award in the &quot;business/corporation&quot; section of the 21st-Century Best Practice category.<br /><br />&quot;As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a premier organization for the entire distance learning profession, we are honoring Giunti Labs as a leader in the industry,&quot; said Dr. John G. Flores, USDLA CEO. &quot;Giunti Labs has raised the bar of excellence, and we are truly honored by Giunti Labs&#39; contributions to the distance learning industry.<br /><br />&quot;Distance learning is transforming the American educational landscape through online technology, videoconferencing systems, satellite delivery and other media.&quot; </p><p>The USDLA Award is the second major award Giunti Labs has received in the last two months. </p><p>The LIAs are unique in that they recognize the use of technology in context. Nominations include not only information about the technology but also how it is used by an educational or training organisation.<br /><br />The event was organized by The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) and brought together 25 finalists, derived from nominations submitted from around the world.<br /><br />Finalists were selected based on several evaluation factors, including impact on learner achievement, impact on faculty adoption, financial return, impact on access, impact on accountability and use of interoperability standards. </p><p>Nominations with superior measurable impact on faculty/teacher adoption, student achievement and ease of implementation earned the finalist slots.<br /><br />The judges &mdash; six expert reviewers and combined voting from attendees at the Learning Impact conference, which served as a seventh reviewer &mdash; aimed to identify the highest levels of innovation, adoption and learning impact in the use of technology to support or enhance learning.<br /><br />&quot;The IMS Learning Impact Awards emphasize the final results of the learning program,&quot; said Giunti Labs CEO Fabrizio Cardinali. &quot;The focus is not just on the technology. Rather than the technology, the challenge today is innovation in learning along with the ability to best reshape the learning processes and pedagogical approaches to achieve the best results. Technology itself is now naturally embedded in all modern learning solutions.&quot;</p>

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