D2L strives to transform the way the world learns through the best possible learning opportunities. Through its learning platform Brightspace, D2L enables educators around the world to deliver engaging learning experiences online and on mobile, for all types of training including programmes designed to meet complex learning needs. D2L’s partnership approach helps ensure implementations support the achievement of organisational goals and encourage lifelong learning. Through the Brightspace community, learners and educators interact and exchange ideas. In this challenging year, when in-person gatherings were restricted D2L supported organisations facing new challenges as they rapidly transitioned learning online.
R - Learning organisation of the year
Emerald Works is a fusion of three established organizations: GoodPractice, Towards Maturity and Mind Tools. Independently, we shared an ethos of delivering research-led solutions and strategies supported by a firm evidence base. Together, our mission is to make a difference to people’s lives and give them the insights, resources and solutions that they need to overcome challenges for themselves and their organizations. In 2019/20 alone, we have helped clients as diverse as Google, AstraZeneca, Virgin Money UK, Deloitte, Avanti Rail, Ted Baker, Salesforce, Standard Life Aberdeen, and International Baccalaureate to name but a handful.
Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Grimsby Institute is a Microsoft Showcase College and an Ed Tech Demonstrator College. It uses its specialism in learning technology to ensure no learner is left behind and level the educational playing field for students facing socioeconomic disadvantage. Student outcomes and student satisfaction are among the best in the country, digital learning is exceptional quality and expertise is shared freely and widely with the rest of the sector. Grimsby is a beacon for how learning technology can transform lives and life chances.
The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) is an international programme that helps people of all ages and backgrounds develop digital, enterprise and employability skills. The iDEA platform provides free digital skills education in the form of bite-size modules called "badges" that can be accessed by anyone, anytime, anywhere with an internet connection. When learners complete badges on iDEA, they earn points towards industry-recognised awards that enhance their CV and help them stand out from the crowd. iDEA badges help learners discover and develop new digital skills, inspire new interests and passions and empower them to take control of their future.
RMMBR is an award winning network organisation that excels in helping public and private organisations get the best out of digital learning through smart, sustainable solutions – customised or using existing tooling. Since 2014 our solutions have reached 419,861 people in 280+ projects – with average scores from users of over 8/10. Our end user focus, distinctive client approach, expert partnerships and strong culture ensure exceptional results.
RMMBR has launched four successful learning organisations and advances the digital learning field through innovative solutions (including the development of a unique, customisable LXP), sharing best and worst practices and developing exceptional professionals.
The Edge Picture Company
The Edge has spent 3 decades harnessing the power of film to change behaviour within organisations. We’re now applying this same insight to learning. We’re combining the best aspects of film with the latest technologies and thinking, because we believe that employees deserve better. And we’re building a loyal group of clients who feel the same.
Treating learners as adults and using storytelling to immerse them in a subject really works. The data from our courses backs up this view and shows how we deliver long-term business value. We’re excited about our role in the future of learning.
Wey Education Plc
With 15 years’ experience supporting thousands of students worldwide, Wey Education plc operates online education services through its virtual primary, secondary and Sixth form school (InterHigh) and online alternative education provider (Academy21). Renowned for its flexibility, high-quality provision, and personalised learning, Wey has supported students seamlessly and safely throughout Covid-19. It has also built an accredited national qualification in Teaching Online, liaised with Government Departments to establish accreditation standards and launched a Virtual Summer School to support more students in physical schools.
Fostering a love of learning has enabled students to achieve pass rates of 98% (InterHigh) and 90% (Academy21).