by Ethos public relations
Virtual College’s Housing e-Academy recently announced the winners of its first ever award scheme which recognises excellence in e-learning throughout the housing sector.
Chloe Weatherhead, Head of the Housing e-Academy, said: “We decided it was about time the hard work and innovation of our members was recognised through an award scheme and these were fully supported by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) who were the main sponsor of the awards.”
As a leader in e-learning and with an eye on value for money, Housing e-Academy made the award ceremony virtual which meant nominees could watch the announcements and presentations from their own desks!
“Our clients place a strong emphasis on value for money which is one of the reasons they use e-learning in the first place,” said Chloe. “There was no splashing out for a table, no overnight accommodation and no travel expenses incurred!
“The ceremony made regular presentations throughout the day live on our YouTube channel and the feedback we have received from the awards has been very positive.”
The winners were:
Most successful e-learning roll out strategy – North Hertfordshire Homes
Best use of resources to make e-learning accessible to all staff – ABCL
Best e-learning internal marketing campaign – ABCL
Outstanding tenant engagement with regards to e-learning – First Choice Homes
Outstanding e-learning achievement – Individual – Barbara Hill, Incommunities
Outstanding e-learning achievement – Organisation – Cairn Housing Association
Best adoption of e-learning in to organisational culture – Leeds Federated Housing Association
Megan Henderson, HR Manager from Leeds Federated Housing Association Ltd said:
“We were so pleased to have been shortlisted and even more delighted to have won! We recognised the positive change in perception towards e-learning from working with our managers on the re-launch of induction and believe this was a result of involving them from the start. Changing a culture does not happen overnight, we know we are still early on in our journey and that we are yet to realise the full potential of what e-learning has to offer us as an organisation. “
Chloe adds: “The awards have been very well received and they will definitely become a feature of our annual calendar.
“Using a virtual presentation ceremony has also proved popular and several of our members have said it is something they may well replicate themselves in the future.”
Posted at 22nd June 2012
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