OutStart Wins Gold Brandon Hall Learning Technology Award

OutStart wins coveted Brandon Hall Gold Award for Technology Excellence in the Learning Content Management category. The submission entitled “LCMS Personalization Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” describes how, in keeping with todays self-serve, social, and quick access to information world, OutStart LCMS delivers personalization content in a variety of ways to maximize the flow and effectiveness of knowledge.

OutStart LCMS personalization provides learners with access to the information they need, when they need it, to significantly enhance and accelerate the learning process. This learner-centric approach provides a unique learning experience for each user, allowing them to access knowledge in whatever form best fits their needs.

The OutStart submission highlights three personalization technologies that are part of OutStart LCMS and used by OutStart customers. These include:

  • Personalization through Administration: OutStart customers define a profile to match a user to specific content. This personalization technology has been used by OutStart customers for the past 10 years.
  • Personalization through Prescription: OutStart customers match content to users based on knowledge gaps. It is the most common use of prescriptive technology on the market today.
  • Personalization through User-choice: OutStart customers are not required to define pre-conceptions of the content’s suitability. Instead a learner picks which lessons are appropriate and the LCMS builds the course on the fly in whichever format they request. This is the most cutting edge example of prescriptive learning today.
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Group, a leading research firm in training and development. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance.

View OutStart’s submission: http://www.outstart.com/lcms_2010_innovation_award.htm   


Mary Beth Schuckman, Manager, Learning Technologies, YUM! Brands
“YUM! Brands has been using personalization of learning content for 3 years and sees it as an integral part of our learning program. Through personalization of learning we are able to focus on the individual needs of our learners and help them to quickly meet brand goals and expand their knowledge base in a way that best suits their individual learning needs. Personalization helps our employees succeed which in turn helps our company succeed.

Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer and Director of the Awards Program, Brandon Hall
“These excellent tools and systems are the cutting edge of learning technology. They really change for the better how people learn in the workplace.”

Massood Zarrabian, President & Chief Executive Officer, OutStart
“It is obvious that organizations are seeing a drastic change in the way their people consume information. This includes what the information looks like, how it is consumed, and when and where they consume it. Placing the learner and their unique knowledge and competency requirements at the core should be the number one driver of any learning strategy. By personalizing learning, organizations are enabling their learners to be able to quickly respond to business requirements and make better informed decisions, while feeling they have a personal tutor to guide them. OutStart sees personalized learning as critical to the success of any organization and we are proud of the progress made in the technology enabled learning market and as such very much appreciate this award.”

About Brandon Hall Group
Having worked with more than 5,000 clients globally and after 17 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Through the recent merger of Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth, Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data, and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management.

About OutStart LCMS
OutStart LCMS automates the development, management, maintenance, delivery and publishing of modular and personalized learning – including online, instructor guides, mobile, assessments and the ability to deliver training in different languages.

About OutStart
You view knowledge sharing between your employees, partners, and customers as a strategic priority. Their knowledge leads to your success. OutStart's portfolio of inter-related mobile, social, and learning Knowledge Solutions accelerate and broaden access to colleagues and the knowledge they need to respond to business requirements more quickly and make better informed decisions. Together you excel.

Recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports for the last seven years, OutStart is regularly acknowledged for its award-winning solutions including OutStart LCMS; Participate, social business software that integrates social networking, collaboration and knowledge sharing technologies; Hot Lava Mobile for mobile learning and corporate communications; TrainingEdge.com LMS, a full-featured, configurable LMS; and TrainingEdge.com an integrated learning and knowledge suite combining LMS, LCMS, Social Business Software and Mobile.

OutStart is honored to serve organizations that are surpassing expectations and delivering exceptional business results such as AgustaWestland, BB&T, Boeing Company, BT, CVS Caremark, DIRECTV, Internal Revenue Service, McDonald’s, MetLife, Prudential, Australian Defence Force, U.S. Navy, UK Ministry of Defence, Verizon Wireless, Xerox, and Yum! Brands.
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