infoWERK software wins 16th Worlddidac Award for Excellence in Education
Zirl, Austria. – June 23rd, 2014
infoWERK Medien & Technik GmbH, one of the global leader in 21st century multmedia-based education, today announced that it has received a 2014 Worlddidac Award for excellence for the multimedia-based system ‚Basic Training for Aviation Maintenance Engineers‘ according to EASA regulations (European Aviation Safety Agency). This software is used by Swiss Aircraft Maintenance Association (SAMA) who proposed the multimedia-based training system (MBT) for the award.
Celebrating its almost 30th year, the Worlddidac Award is the most recognized prize in the education sector and an internationally recognised distinction for educational resources. It is presented every two years to innovative and pedagogically valuable products showing the latest trends in education and the highest potential to improve learning and teaching.
The Worlddidac Award selection process included a review by two separate juries—one jury of teachers and a second international panel of experts in the education technology industry under the lead of Prof. Dr. Peter Gloor from MIT in Massachusetts. Criteria included pedagogic value, design quality, ease of use, innovation, and performance/cost ratio. The participants are companies who offer products and solutions for all levels of education.
„This recognition of excellence from the Worlddidac Foundation with its rigorous selection process is a real honor“, said Franz Meier, Director of the SAMA (Swiss Aircraft Maintenance Association), the proposer organisation for the award. SAMA has been the cooperation partner of Link & Learn Aviation Training GmbH who both commissioned infoWERK Medien & Technik GmbH for the development of the award-winning EASA Part 66 Blended learning software.
Since its introduction the software has gained a lot of favour and encouragement during the past years. Not only the multimedia-based learning content has proven to be outstanding but also its high level of interactivity and not least the complete tracking system for student evaluation in the background (infoWERK’s LMS ‚iv-track‘).
This Worlddidact award reinforces for training organisations everywhere the contribution that the EASA Part 66 training software and its development partners are making to improve training systems and newest professional education within the aviation industry. We are all very happy and proud about this success and look foward to the award ceremony on 28th October 2014.
Worlddidac, a global trade association for companies providing products for education at all levels, has currently 156 member companies and organizations from 38 countries on five continents.
The Swiss Aircraft Maintenance Association (SAMA) is a professional association of Swiss aircraft maintenance organisations, aircraft manufacturers and component manufacturers with the goal to improve aviation safety, promote aeronautical technical training and protect the common interests of its members toward Authorities and other organisations. SAMA has nearly 80 members and offers aviation training courses, among them the Worlddidac award-winning EASA Part 66 blended training approach.
About infoWERK Medien & Technik GmbH
infoWERK is a global leader in multimedia-based content design and development, delivering technology-enabled solutions to drive business performance and growth. The company offers modular and integrated solutions and appliances for vocational training and professionals. The products range from eLearning training courseware, Learning Management System, Virtual Classroom Solution to audio-visual presentation systems.
About Link & Learn Aviation Training GmbH
Link & Learn has been established as a joint venture between infoWERK Medien & Technik GmbH, Austrian Airlines and former Fairchild/Dornier in 2001. The excellent combined experience of all three companies, an airline, an aircraft manufacturer and a multimedia specialist has been converted into the award-winning EASA Part 66 multimedia-based training courseware for basic maintenance training.
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