Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - eLearning Industry Association of Victoria
A virtual cartoon style program to change attitudes about doping in sport, and an interactive online game to reduce boating deaths are two of the finalists announced in the 2010 eLearning Industry Association of Victoria Excellence Awards.

The awards recognise Victoria’s most innovative online educational and training tools and systems.

Salmat has been recognised for a cartoon style interactive e-learning tool created for the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to change attitudes about doping in sport.

Called Pure Performance Online, it is projected to reach thousands of children and adults from amateur to elite athletes.

Museum Victoria is a finalist for an e-learning tool for children called Dinosaur Walk – which is an interactive multifaceted website including a virtual tour, profiles of 17 dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, education resources, activities for young children and expert videos.

Delphian’s interactive online game Marine Quest, created for the Transport Safety Victoria Maritime Branch, was selected because of its innovation to educate teenagers about water safety.

With around eight deaths each year in Victoria due to recreational boating accidents, Marine Quest simulates a boating adventure, as the player chooses a vessel and takes it on a journey through different classes of waterways.

In total 20 e-learning tools have been selected. Finalists will showcase their projects at the Victoria State Library on the 23rd September. Winners are announced in November.

Founding President of the eLearning Industry Association of Victoria, Marc Niemes, says the quality of the entries this year is reflective of the increasing importance of e-learning tools.

“It’s indicative of what is a growing industry, which is rapidly taking over the classroom as a preferred way of learning.”

Niemes says it is preparing students for the ‘real world’ “giving them invaluable learning resources otherwise unavailable and setting them on a course of life-long learning.

Last year’s winners included Budda-Jitja Work for Life, the first online pre-employment program developed for indigenous people which can be delivered via a laptop network requiring no internet connection; and a virtual hospital to help students at Box Hill Institute with interactive scenarios set in simulated hospital environments.

For more information:
Kirstie Bedford
KDJM communications
T: 0437 455 001
E: [email protected]

About eLearning Industry Association of Victoria
The eLearning Industry Association of Victoria’s vision is to see Victoria recognised world-wide as a centre of excellence for e-learning.

It was created in 2006 and represents developers, producers, distributors, suppliers, consultants, advisors and the end user.

The association conducts research, hosts a website, organises events, collates and distributes all relevant industry information, represents the industry at relevant forums and is owner of the premier industry awards – the eLearning Excellence Awards.

For more information see: www.elearning.org.au

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eLearning Industry Association of Victoria


The eLearning Industry Association of Victoria’s vision is to see Victoria recognised world-wide as a centre of excellence for e-learning.

It was created in 2006 and represents developers, producers, distributors, suppliers, consultants, advisors and the end user.

The association conducts research, hosts a website, organises events, collates and distributes all relevant industry information, represents the industry at relevant forums and is owner of the premier industry awards – the eLearning Excellence Awards.

For more information see: www.elearning.org.au
Kirstie Bedford
P: 0437455001
W: www.elearning.org.au

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