By Dolly Rairigh Glass

Learning100CircleAwardArt2015-wFor the fifth consecutive year, Team Orlando has been recognized as a Learning! 100 top learning organization. For 2015, Team Orlando shares the distinction of top 100 honors with member organizations Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and University of Central Florida Institute for Simulation and Training.

“The Learning! 100 recognizes the top 100 global learning organizations for high performance,” said Catherine Upton, award chairperson. “These organizations are innovative, collaborative and have a truly immersive learning culture. Organizations from two to 1.6 million employees are honored this year, and this shows that size does not matter when it comes to making a different in the learning field.”

Kent Gritton, director for the Joint Training Integration and Evaluation Center, said that this recognition validates the work that Team Orlando members are doing in the area of e-learning. “This award is a symbol of the great collaborative efforts between the military, academia and industry, and our mission of improving human performance through simulation,” Gritton said. “E-learning technology is one of the capabilities that is helping us carry out that mission.”

The awards will be presented on June 9 at the Enterprise Learning! Conference and NAWCTSD Commander Capt. Wes Naylor will be a guest speaker at the conference and accepting his command’s award, as well as Team Orlando’s during the award ceremony.

According to Elearning! Media Group (EMG), the Learning! 100 Awards recognize excellence in learning across enterprises that invest in a truly immersive learning culture. Learning! 100 Awards recognize the top 100 organizations for their best-in-class learning and development programs, enabling learning culture that creates outstanding organizational performance. They are evaluated on three sets of criterion: EMG’s learning culture index, collaborative strategies’ innovation and collaboration ratings and overall organizational performance.