LECTURNITY® 2: Winner of the German Education Media Award „digita 2008”
The Jury’s Opinion: „Outstanding Tool for Content Production“
Saarbruecken, 03 March 2008 – This year’s Education Media Award “digita 2008” goes to LECTURNITY® 2, IMC’s authoring suite for rapid e-learning content production. IMC is Europe’s leading provider of learning technologies. LECTURNITY® 2 is the winner in the category “Didactical Tools”.
The education media award „digita” is the most prestigious German award for learning technologies. The category „Didactical Tools“ honors software products that effectively support teaching and learning processes. An independent jury of educational experts selects nominees and finalists for the award.
This year, 25 media productions, software programs and online educational resources for secondary and tertiary education, professional training and private education have been nominated. According to the jury, all products deliver convincing didactical concepts and outstanding leaning content. A total of 93 products have been turned in as candidates for the award by media companies, publishing houses, and independent software developers.
„For everybody interested in technology enhanced learning, LECTURNITY® offers an outstanding solution for content production, “ the jury points out. “When using LECTURNITY®, teachers and authors never loose control over the content production process. The seamless integration of a variety of data streams can be handled by anybody with an average media competency and normal IT-skills. LECTURNITY® is particularly attractive due to its discreet and targeted way of producing learning content „on the fly“ – the different steps from the recording of a presentation to the final recording document or an interactive web-based training can be handled with ease. LECTURNITY® is a tool that does not require much preparation and training. The jury expects that great number of teachers and trainers will use LECTURNITY® as their preferred didactical tool.”
LECTURNITY® is a software tool fort he easy and rapid production of learning content. LECTURNITY® records presentations and lectures of all kinds. Handwritten annotations on presentation slides as well as video and audio streams are simultaneously recorded and integrated into a recording document. LECTURNITY® productions can be further edited and modified so that linear, time-based recording documents turn into structured learning object. LECTURNITY® is easy to handle; assessments and tests provide the learner with feedback and various ways of interacting with the content. The automatic indexing of information on presentation slides is the basis for effective search and retrieval possibilities within the learning documents.
Frank Milius, Chief Technology Officer at IMC and responsible for the company’s product strategy and development, expresses his gratitude toward the jury: „We are very pleased with this important award and the jury’s high esteem of our software product LECTURNITY®. We have developed the tool in close co-operation with higher education institutions and corporations around the globe. This outstanding award, thus, not only goes to IMC but also to all the customers that have taken an interest in LECTURNITY® and who have contributed to its development actively in the past.“
„Last year, the “digita 2007” went to our Learning Management System CLIX®, “ Dr. Wolfgang Kraemer, CEO of IMC, adds. „Probably, there is no better way of demonstrating our strength as „Pure Play“ learning technology provider than winning the “digita Award” twice in a row.”
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