Social Media College has won two Platinum Awards in the categories of Best Online Learning Model and Best Extensive Virtual Training Workshop Strategy at the LearnX Live Awards 2020, the premier award event of the year for the education industry.
We are incredibly excited to share this news with you.
Being nominated for these awards is a true testament to our team’s amazing hard work in creating world-class learning experiences for our students. For the past five years, we have been trialling a wide range of online learning strategies to ensure that every single student that steps into Social Media College graduates successfully and achieves all of their goals and more.
We can proudly say that our Social Media Marketing Intensive Live program has been able to maintain a 95% completion rate. Additionally, our graduates have gone on to achieve some incredible results.
From launching their own businesses and being able to support their families, to facilitating the growth of their clients’ business, establishing new charitable organisations, and so much more. Check out our Student Success Stories for more examples!
So without further ado, here is a quick summary of the two awards that Social Media College won:
The LearnX Live Awards
Best Online Learning Model
Social Media Marketing Intensive (self-paced) |Platinum Winner ?
This award focuses on a learning model in which the learning was delivered solely online to support/advance employee learning and business performance.
Best Extensive Virtual Training Workshop Strategy
Social Media Marketing Intensive (Live) | Platinum Winner ?
This award focuses on a virtual training workshop model that reflects all of the benefits of a traditional face-to-face workshop, online. This category has never been more relevant than now with the change in working requirements caused by COVID-19.
The judging criteria
The award applications are rigorous and set a standard to aspire to. This includes the following elements:
- Outlining the business case for the online learning model – describing the context, key drivers, participants, relevant data and any challenges/change impacts.
- Detailing the implementation strategy, including design/development/delivery, KPI’s, timeframes, resources, key features, expertise, technologies, innovation and support mechanisms.
- Providing feedback from participants and stakeholders/management as well as evidence that the online learning model was developed/delivered on time and on budget.
- Outlining the project results and how it was successful in achieving project targets and business outcomes.
- Describing the outlook for the learning model in the future of L&D.
About the LearnX Live Awards
The LearnX Live Awards are an international awards program that recognises multiple fields within talent management across the corporate, education and public-service sectors. Each year the Awards uncover incredible projects and solutions that deliver best practice and business value.
The awards were announced on Thursday, 17th September at the LearnX Live Virtual Summit & Awards event, which attracted a global audience. The wider program recognises a range of fields across the corporate, education and public-service sectors.
Special shout outs
These award nominations are no small feat. There have been many action-packed days and nights (weeks and months!) working out exactly what learning experience will achieve the best outcomes for our students. We could not have won these awards without the support of two very special people:
First up is Neil Von Heupt, our amazing lead Senior Learning Designer who joined the Social Media College Dream Team in November 2019. Since joining, Neil has completely revamped our social media short courses giving them more structure, sequence, practical application and interactivity than ever before. Our students have never been happier, and from what we can see Neil is loving every part of the experience too. Neil truly loves education and building the pathway that supports students and enables them to make their dreams a reality.
Next up is Jonathon Tanner, our amazing CEO who leads our team seamlessly with his incredible energy and zest for life. Jon is truly inspired by our students and sees Social Media College as the perfect opportunity to make the world a better place by empowering our students to make their impact, using the power of social media. Jon is our lead facilitator for the Social Media Marketing Intensive, our double award-winning program, and I trust all of his students will agree that he is an amazing educator. Jon works closely with our students to ensure we can help them achieve all of their goals and more.
Of course, however, none of this would be possible without the support of our entire team. As the expression goes, “Teamwork makes the dream work” and that couldn’t be more true in our case. Our core team are all passionate about providing exceptional learning outcomes to our students. We are also fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s leading social media experts to provide the most cutting edge content at all times.
By ‘competing’ with others and sharing what we do, we keep the learning and development profession continually improving (as it should be!), and by doing this, we create better learning.
We would like to congratulate all of the organisations involved with the LearnX Live Awards 2020.
Once again, thank you to all, and if you would like to be a part of our growing family of social media marketing experts, then please contact our amazing team to learn more about our courses.