The 2023 aNewSpring Awards


The 2023


aNewSpring Awards



Join the event
on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023


Become a winner Join as a visitor


What to expect? Take a look at the great event last year!

Event summary



The 2023 aNewSpring Awards
Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
From 12:30 till 18:00 GMT
Online ánd in Rotterdam, the Netherlands


What:
Join us for an afternoon of excellence where we will share with and learn from some of the best in our learning community. This year, we’ll be awarding two different awards, one for the Most Impactful Learning Journey and one for the Best Learner Experience.
For whom:
aNewSpring partners, customers and users worldwide, current and former, members and friends of the aNewSpring family, and everyone else that works with the aNewSpring learning platform or is interested in seeing the best examples of learning journeys.


Become a winner Join as a visitor

Join us for an afternoon of excellence where we will share with and learn from some of the best in our learning community.


This year, we’re taking this show on the road! Over the past 20 years, we’ve learned and grown together with our clients and partners. On this special anniversary, we are going to take you on a journey through the years and around the world!



20 years of aNewSpring!
20 years of growth!


The aNewSpring Awards is an annual event in which the top Learning Journeys of the Year are celebrated by fellow aNewSpring-users.

Since 2017 aNewSpring has organised yearly Awards for all users of our platform. Over time different companies rose to the challenge and the crème de la crème were selected by a jury of their peers…

As the 2023 edition of The aNewSpring Awards approaches, we’re reminded of the incredible milestone we’re reaching: 20 years of aNewSpring! Throughout the years, we see our community growing and expanding, so we thought it would fit to also expand the categories.

This year, members of our learning community can be nominated in two categories:

  • The Most Impactful Learning Journey
  • The Best Learner Experience

Learn all about the upcoming edition


The aNewSpring Awards 2023 are open for visitors, learning pioneers and nominees!
So let’s dive in how you can join us on this amazing day.

Become a winner!

Are you a customer who has developed an amazing learning journey? This year we’re on the lookout for the Most Impactful Learning Journey and the Best Learner Experience. That’s right! This year you can compete in two awards categories.

» Read more about becoming a nominee

Join as a visitor

Are you a lifelong learner interested in global approaches to learning? Are you looking for interesting and versatile ways to up your e-learning game ? Are you curious about our learning community? Are you keen to have a closer look “under the aNewSpring hood” to see how you too can build a learning journey? Then this is the event for you!

» Read all about joining us either in person or online

Become a winner


It all starts with nominating the amazing learning journey you created yourself (or with a great team). As mentioned before, you can compete in two different categories, but there are no rules against wanting to compete in both. When you start signing up, just select which category (or categories) you want to compete in.

All nominees will be assessed by an experienced team of judges. This assessment process starts with your submission. All submissions of the candidates in each category will be shown to two different panels of judges. Once scores are tallied, the Top 10 will be identified and issued a badge which can be used on social media.

In each category, the Top 3 will be announced one week later.
Congratulations, you’re a finalist!

On Awards night, you will take your rightful place on the main stage (or on-screen) during the awards show and present your amazing learning journey. Following public voting, the winners of The Most Impactful Learning Journey and The Best Learning Experience will be announced!

Once you sign up, you will receive an email to complete your application and send in the necessary parts we need to start reviewing your learning journey.

This year we offer you two ways to submit your application:


  • Send us a short pitch video
    addressing the criteria in the category you have selected
  • Alternatively, you can submit a full presentation (PPT/Google Slides)
    sharing how your learning journey aces all the criteria in your chosen category

Hey, you want to see what a pitch video entails? Check out the video’s of last years awards.



So what do we expect from you in each of these categories?

In the category, Most Impactful Learning Journey,
show the jury:


  • How well you have used initial analysis, learning methods (didactics & evidence based approaches), and instructional design to create the best possible learning effectiveness and efficiency
  • How you translated these didactical principles to use of functionalities in the platform
  • How the learning journey created impact for the learners in their workplace and/or in society (we don’t mean learner satisfaction by this)
  • Share about the process of creating your learning journey. Maybe the first pass was not directly right? Please share your own learning journey as well

In the category, Best Learner Experience,
show the jury:


  • How you accommodated your learners the best way via your design
  • What deliberate choices you made regarding UX (User eXperience design), ease of use, accessibility, personalisation, colours, fonts, pictures, pictograms etc.
  • What innovative approaches you applied to support the Learner eXperience
  • How learners rate the Learning eXperience of your learning journey (qualitative and quantitative data, numbers and quotes)
  • Share about the process of creating your learning journey. Maybe the first pass was not directly right? Please share your own learning journey as well


Get the full aNewSpring experience and find out who created
the most impactful learning journey of the year and who has the best learner experience!



The presentation of the top 3 aNewSpring Awards 2022

What is it like to attend
the aNewSpring Awards?


Join us in person or online!

What if I told you that when you walk into aNewSpring’s 2023 awards, you will be taking a walk through our past, present and catching a glimpse of our future?

You’ll see where we came from, how you, the clients, partners, customers helped us to define and redefine our process and product over the years and how that has informed the focus we will have from 2023 onwards.

Join us as we take a 360 tour.


Ok, then what? Well, then you get to meet our nominees for the aNewSpring Awards! We’ve curated and shortlisted some of the most exciting, informative and adaptive learning journeys powered by our platform from around the globe. You get to see, up close and personal, the reach and impact of these journeys for learners worldwide and gain key insights that may lead to innovations in your own projects.


Are you a customer who has developed an amazing learning journey? This year, we’re on the lookout for the Most Impactful Learning Journey and the Best Learner Experience. That’s right! This year, you can compete in two awards categories.

Are you a member of our learning pioneers, a prospective customer, a learner or a partner of aNewSpring? Are you looking for interesting and versatile ways to up your game as a learning innovator? Would you like to see first-hand different ways you can adapt your current learning journey for more impact? Are you keen to have a closer look ‘under the aNewSpring hood’?

Then this is the event for you!


How does they day look?


12:30PMWalk-in and networking
Both in person and online you’ll get the chance to network
(and of course expand it)

01:00PMOfficial start

01:30PMWorkshops
Both in person and online let us inspire you

02:30PMBreak time

02:45PMInterlude

03:00PMIntroduction global nominees

03:30PMPresentations top three
Get a look at the learning journeys or the top selected nominees

04:15PMJudging and award ceremony

05:00PMDinner & drinks (offline) and networking (online)

The 2022 aNewSpring Awards


The 2022


aNewSpring Awards



Join the event
on Thursday, March 24th, 2022


What to expect? Take a look at the great event last year!

Event summary



The 2022 aNewSpring Awards
Thursday afternoon, March 24th, 2022
Online ánd in Rotterdam, the Netherlands


What:
The aNewSpring Awards is the place to be for everyone that works with the platform. We want to show that we are much more than software.
For whom:
aNewSpring users and customers worldwide, current and former, members and friends of the aNewSpring family, and everyone else that works with the aNewSpring learning platform or is interested in seeing the best examples of learning journeys.Online ánd at the beautiful Arminius church in our hometown of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. More details will follow soon!



Sign-up!
as a visitor

The 2022 edition of the aNewSpring Awards promises to be the biggest yet. The live show is accessible online from all over the world, and true aNewSpring aficionado’s can also join in-person in Rotterdam.



Curious who will be competing for the title of Most Inspiring Learning Journey of 2022?


Before we announce our three finalists, we would like to shine a light on the other phenomenal candidates who were on the shortlist:


AcademySuite (🇳🇱 ), Cranfield Aviation Training (🇿🇦 ), Dagelijks Leven (🇳🇱 ), Gemeente Almere (🇳🇱 ), Inzicht in orde (🇳🇱 ), KPE Groep (🇳🇱 ), Lean2Succes (🇳🇱 ), NIVOO Opleidingen (🇳🇱 ), Pink Elephant EMEA (🇬🇧), Propellor – Changing Projects (🇧🇪 ), TPT Consultancy & Training Ltd (🇬🇧 ), De VerkeersAcademie (🇳🇱 ), World Wide Industrial and Systems Engineers (WWISE) (🇿🇦 )


The three candidates who have reached the final are…




ContactCare (🇳🇱 )


Is it online or in-person? Both!


It has been decided; we are going hybrid. That means combining the online and ‘offline’ parts into one and the same (fantastic) show. You can either take part virtually from behind your laptop at home or in-person at the Arminius church in the center of Rotterdam. Whatever you choose, you will be part of the same live program. This way, people from all over the world can join via whatever form they prefer. Blended, baby!

How does that work with registration?
We’re making it as simple as possible. Do you want to join in Rotterdam? Tick the box for joining in-person. Do you want to join online? Leave the box unticked. Don’t worry, you can always switch your preference. Plus: everyone that signs up, also those that want to be there in-person, will get access to the online event. One thing to keep in mind: there are only limited seats in-person.



What is it like to attend the aNewSpring Awards?


Imagine filling an Olympic sized pool with nothing but aNewSpring and you would jump right into it..! Yes yes, I know what you are thinking and no, I have no clue either what that would look like. Are there content parts, activities and templates swimming around like fish-type thingies? Are there bits and bytes floating in it? Do they even float? Does it smell like spring? Is it blue..?

Of course, this is just an (weird) attempt to explain what fully immersing yourself in the aNewSpring Awards experience would be like. Wait! Maybe it is more like an aNewSpring theme park! Yes, Memotrainer-rollercoaster…! Sorry sorry, I am getting carried away. You get the idea.

The aNewSpring Awards is the place to be for everyone that works with the platform and we hope to show that we are much more than software.

Get the full aNewSpring experience and find out who created the most inspiring learning journey of the year.

Sign-up as a visitor

What to expect?


The schedule:

12:30PM walk-in and networking
offline: lunch from 12:15PM

01:00PM official start

01:20PM workshops
offline: ‘Open Space’ // online: two rounds of parallel workshops:
– Insight cafe! Share your insights and ideas for content creation
– A quick class to create great look and feels
– How to develop great questions
– Improving your learner experience with Profiles & Competencies
– Creating impactful content can be quite easy!
– All aNewSpring platform questions answered within a minute. Guaranteed!
>> Find the full description of the online workshops in this document.

02:15PM hybrid game: Online vs. Offline

03:00PM presentations of the three finalists

04:00PM award ceremony and close


  • An international afternoon event to connect, be inspired and share your knowledge.
  • A live, online show that will be synchronised and mixed with an in-person show.
  • Three finalists present their case for Most Inspiring Learning Journey of the Year and you have the final vote who will be the winner!
  • Expect to learn, interact and be activated around how to use the aNewSpring platform.

The eLearning Indaba 2021 Finale

aNewSpring Awards 2021

The 2021
aNewSpring Awards!


Going virtual
Going international
Going to be awesome



go to the event

Who has created

The Most Inspiring Learning Journey of the year?

On April 22nd in the afternoon, we will once again host the aNewSpring Awards. Like everything in the world, this year’s edition will be different. It will still be the most aNewSpring-y event of the year, but this is how it will look like:

  • A completely virtual event from 2:00 to 5 PM (CET)
    check thetimezoneconverter.com to see the time in your timezone
  • A range of practical workshops
  • Lots of networking with fellow aNewSpring users
  • Including the (almost) famous aNewSpring Quiz
  • Just three finalists, picked from the shortlist by our expert panel

Want to see who is nominated? Take a look at the shortlist »



Join the aNewSpring Award event


Do you want to join the online aNewSpring Awards
today (April 22nd) as a virtual visitor?

Click the button below to join!




Our expert panel, consisting of:



Stella Collins
Stellar Labs
CLO and co-founder
Website | LinkedIn



Michael Strawbridge
The LPI
Global Head of Content
Website | LinkedIn



Nicole van de Ven-Smeelen
HBtraining
Winner of 2020 aNS Awards
Website | LinkedIn



Ger Driesen
aNewSpring
Learning Innovation Leader
Blog | LinkedIn

🥁 Drum roll, please!
The nominees for the 2021 aNewSpring Awards are in!

From dozens of sign-ups, we now have a shortlist of 14 nominees


These 14 companies are in the race for eternal glory: the award for Most Inspring Learning Journey 2021.
Congratulations for taking the first step!

In alphabetical order:
✔️ ARMSA Academy 🇬🇧
✔️ Beeckestijn Business School 🇳🇱
✔️ G4S 🇳🇱
✔️ GITP | Geeft inzicht en ontwikkeling 🇳🇱
✔️ Kompas Veiligheidsgroep BV 🇳🇱
✔️ LAS (LearningAge Solutions Ltd) 🇬🇧
✔️ Leerpunt KOEL 🇳🇱
✔️ Litop B.V. 🇳🇱
✔️ NIMO Project Management Instituut & NIMO Academy 🇳🇱
✔️ Pink Elephant EMEA 🇬🇧
✔️ Rotterdamse Plus 🇳🇱
✔️ Royal Mission 🇳🇱
✔️ STC Group 🇳🇱
✔️ SVO vakopleiding food 🇳🇱

Now it’s up to our panel of expert judges to select the best three!