The 2023 aNewSpring Awards

The 2023

aNewSpring Awards

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on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

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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

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

Both in person and online let us inspire you

02:30PMBreak time


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)

Making the most of online social learning (free MiniMOOC)

Making the most of online social learning
(free MiniMOOC)

September 8th to 18th 2020

Making the most of
online social learning

Free MiniMooc
Opening: September 8th at 00:01 (CEST)
Unfortunately, this event is full

We are all learning about ways of learning online, mainly focused on webinars and virtual classrooms. There are other ways, like online social learning. Do it right and learning together online is a powerful way of creating engagement.

This free MiniMOOC is all about ‘online social learning’ and actually uses online social learning as a method to bring learning professionals from all over the world together.

in collaboration with:

Unfortunately, the current edition is completely full. We are considering a new edition, if there is plenty of interest.

Fill out the form below to indicate if you’re interested in a new edition!

At the moment, learning professionals are looking for the best methods to transform their courses and training products. As aNewSpring, we get a lot of questions about what’s possible with online learning platforms and we’re offering help and support.

We’re teaming up with The Learning and Performance Institute to provide you with the best insights and valuable resources. This content is freely available, spread the word to other learning professionals through #IHelpPeopleLearn.

Why online social learning?

Currently, lots of attention goes to live online learning; a synchronous form of learning where delivery and consumption takes place at the same time, like in a webinar or virtual classroom. There are pro’s and con’s; webinars can reach a large group of people, but often lack engagement. Virtual classrooms can be very engaging for learners, but require a lot of (design) effort and are less suitable for large groups.

Asynchronous forms of online learning offer interesting alternatives. It’s where all participants are working and learning together at the same (virtual) location, but not necessarily at the same time. During a certain period, content is regularly made available and discussions are started for all learners to dive into and join at their own pace. This way, your learning approach can be very engaging and it can handle a large number of learners, without everyone having to be present at the same time.

What’s the MiniMOOC about?

How to make online social learning successful? How to apply it in your situation? Through experiencing online social learning in this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), you’ll learn how to do it yourself. We’ll cover topics like:

  • designing online social learning
  • learning theory and principles behind social learning
  • moderating online social learning
  • harvesting results from online social learning

How does this MiniMOOC work?

First of all, what’s so ‘mini’ about this MOOC? It’s small in its duration, not in its reach or impact. It’s still a massive course in the sense that there will be many learning professionals from all over the world to engage with. The course will take place over just two weeks and twice a week (on Tuesdays and Fridays) new content will be made available.

Participants will get access to the aNewSpring learning platform where they will find the content related to the core topics and where the learning conversation will take place.

Results of the previous MiniMooc

This isn’t the first time we’ve ran a social MiniMooc. Last April/May we did a previous version of this Mooc with lots of results, wins and learns.

You can read the process and results of this Mooc in our blog: “The surprising possibilities of online social learning” or just take quick a look at our infograph’s:

Michael (from the LPI), Nicole, Pascalle, Ger and Jos (from aNewSpring) will moderate the social learning course to support all participants.

Michael Strawbridge
Global Head of Content, LPI

Nicole Lee-On
Customer Success Manager

Pascalle Hoevenaars
Learning Platform Specialist

Ger Driesen
Learning Innovation Leader
Blog | LinkedIn

Jos Berden
Learning Specialist
Blog | LinkedIn

Is this for me?

This free MiniMOOC is designed for all trainers, training providers and learning designers who want to learn about online social learning so they will be able to design and facilitate online social learning for themselves after completing this MiniMOOC.

This MiniMOOC is organised in collaboration with:

Unfortunately, the current is event is completely full. Show your interest in a new edition by filling out the form below:

Open training for Trainers – Advanced level

LEARNING LIVE Networks Benelux

Networks Benelux

07 November 2019 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands

LEARNING LIVE Networks Benelux

07 November 2019 – Rotterdam (NL)

For the first time this event for directors of training and learning organisations is held in the Benelux. Organised by the Learning and Performance Institute and aNewSpring, this event addresses future challenges in training at top level.

What is LEARNING LIVE Networks?

LEARNING LIVE Networks Benelux is a collaborative approach to tackling learning challenges and boosting business performance. It offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow senior learning professionals and grow your network. Learn from each other how to tackle current and future challenges for training and training providers, and where to find strategic business growth. It’s specifically for senior staff and management of training organisations and only open to this audience. Now for the first time in the Benelux.

Central theme:
What strategic tools can training providers and training organisations use to tackle their business challenges?

For the first time in the Benelux

This event is co-organised by The Learning and Performance Institute (The LPI) and aNewSpring. The LPI provides innovative and practical solutions for the global workplace learning industry, driving business performance and championing effective learning. LEARNING LIVE is a range of events organised by the LPI for learning leaders and heads of learning, and LEARNING LIVE Networks is a regular meetup for this audience to further learn and grow from this network. Already a success in the UK and Iberia, now it’s being held in the Benelux for the first time, in collaboration with their partner aNewSpring.

The LPI’s Capability Map

One of the tools that will be discussed in this event is the LPI’s Capability Map, which aims to provide a global view of the skills needed to deliver modern workplace learning and development. This self-assessment tool covers 25 skills across 5 categories and helps individuals and teams identify their strengths and skills gaps, and understand what is needed to build future capability.

With contributions of:

Ger Driesen (host)

Learning Innovation Leader at aNewSpring

Donald H. Taylor

Chairman of LPI and Learning Technologies

Edmund Monk


Kelly Davis

Sales and Marketing Director LPI

Nick Bate

Owner Blue Eskimo

Why attend?

  • Discuss the latest challenges for training providers and learning organisations based on extensive research.
  • It provides excellent opportunities to share knowledge, insights and expertise with fellow, international professionals. 
  • Boost your business performance and get useable strategies for your organisation to bring about positive strategic change.
  • Learn all about the LPI’s Capability Map.


Congress and debate center Arminius
Museumpark 3, 3015 CB Rotterdam

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