ICS Learning Group Wins Gold in the 2014 Brandon Hall Excellence Competition for Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:
Maura Romano, Sales & Marketing Specialist
ICS Learning Group, Inc.
maura.romano@icslearninggroup.com

Pasadena, Maryland, September 16, 2014 – ICS Learning Group, Inc. won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Medal for Excellence in Training for the Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning. The award was based on an online operational safety training module that ICS developed for one of its industrial clients for forklift operation. Using an approach that combined realistic 3D simulation with gamification, ICS developed an online training module that was similar to a video game, including competition among trainees, to make it interesting, engaging, and effective.

“ICS should be very proud of receiving this award, especially based on the rigorous judging process. The entries were evaluated by an international panel of independent industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts, and our executive leadership team. The judging was based on the following criteria: whether the program fit the organization’s need; design of the program; functionality; usability; innovation; and overall measureable benefits.” said Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group.

“It was a real honor and recognition to receive a Gold Award for the learning content that we develop for our clients. We work with our clients to craft the most effective instructional approach, one that aligns with the target audience. We then develop the content to best fulfill that vision. This ensures the training will be effective and the learning goals are achieved.” said Ed Gipple, CEO and President of ICS Learning Group.

About ICS Learning Group

ICS Learning Group, established in 1998, is a leading provider of custom training solutions, learning content, and e-learning software systems. The company, headquartered in Pasadena, Maryland, serves several markets including software, manufacturing, health care, financial services, pharmaceutical, and government sectors. With an emphasis and expertise in instructional design, ICS Learning Group develops customized software simulation training, corporate communications applications, and computer-based training solutions to meet the critical training needs of today’s workforce. (www.icslearninggroup.com)

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (www.brandonhall.com)