Education has long been recognized as the door to opportunity. And distance learning solutions from Hughes are now opening ever-greater opportunities for businesses, non-profit organizations, educational organizations, and governments to reach out with effective, online training for employees and customers alike. Here are some of the latest awards garnered by Hughes for contributions to distance education from around the world.
Helius, a Hughes company, and JCPenney were the recipients of the 2009 Learning Impact Best Corporate Training Solution Award from the IMS Global Learning Consortium for use of educational technology in a business environment. Using the Helius MediaClassroom system, JCPenney broadcasts both live and on-demand training via satellite to associates in all store locations, saving over $20 million in related training costs. The IMS Learning Impact Awards recognize the use of technology to improve learning across all educational segments and in all regions of the world.
The 2009 IMS Best Association Training Technology Award was bestowed on Helius and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) for use of technology in a non-profit organization. Using the Helius Portal e-Learning system, CCES now creates, deploys, and tracks Web-based anti-doping training for more than 20,000 athletes across Canada who compete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, Canadian Colleges Athletic Association, Football Canada, Canadian Hockey League, as well as other organizations.
Hughes do Brasil, received an IMS Gold Learning Impact Award for its distance learning solution provided to the Education and Quality of Teaching Department of the State of Amazonas (SEDUC-AM). In addition, the project was named Best in Category: Student Success Solution.
Helius was also named a recipient of the Federal Government Distance Learning Association’s (FGDLA) Innovation Award for the development of emerging distance learning technologies that support the Government Alliance for Training & Education by Satellite (GATES) Summit and other distance learning activities benefiting the U.S. federal government.
And, as if all that weren’t enough, the Law Enforcement Information Management Section (LEIM) of the International Association of Chiefs of Police recognized Helius for its contributions to law enforcement at the 33rd Annual LEIM Section Annual Conference and Training Exposition. Helius digital communication solutions have been deployed at law enforcement agencies across the U.S. to improve training, internal communications, public relations, and ultimately, officer safety. The largest is for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, serving over 18,000 deputies and staff.