NexLearn, a leading provider of immersive learning simulations and e-Learning courseware for business, academic, and government education, announced today that its simulation authoring tool SimWriter has won the 2009 Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best Advance in Technology for Game and Simulation Authoring.
SimWriter continues to make social simulation development faster, easier, and more cost efficient. Judges for the Brandon Hall Awards reviewed the latest version of the industry’s most robust immersive learning simulation authoring tool, which includes several new features:
• A Multiple Document Interface for opening and sharing components between several simulations.
• An enhanced mapping interface to make creating and viewing complex branching scenarios easier.
• A sim inspector that alerts users to possible errors in the simulation for quick and simple troubleshooting.
"The SimWriter and production teams at NexLearn are proud of SimWriter’s evolution from being a solely in-house tool to being an in-demand simulation authoring environment,” says Kristen Woodburn, NexLearn director of immersive learning technology and development. “With every release, we add more function to SimWriter, and that means greater efficiency and improved capabilities for our customers.”
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms 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.
“Winning this award is a great honor because it reinforces NexLearn’s vision statement: to advance excellence in learning by combining people, technology, and great ideas,” adds Truc Nguyen, NexLearn vice president of research and development.
Also in 2009, NexLearn (NexLearn.com) won the Gold Award for Excellence in Simulation and Games from CLO Magazine, and was named Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning Business Partner of the Year.