Engineering Education Australia wins at the LearnX awards

LearnX award win for EEA Online and Bite Sized Learning

Engineering Education Australia’s industry-leading online learning platforms have been recognised with four awards at the prestigious 2022 LearnX Live! Awards. 

LearnX Live! is a highly respected international awards program that recognises outstanding achievements in learning, development and talent management across the corporate, education, and public -service sectors. The awards are run by the LearnX Foundation, an independent non-profit organisation that operates to amplify the impact of workforce education. 

This year, EEA took out the highest level of award bestowed by LearnX, Platinum, for the high standard of its Bite Sized Learning and EEA Online training platforms, as well as the quality of its education design.  

The full list of awards received are: 

For EEA Online, a self-paced online learning platform for short courses: 

  • Best Learning Model (Online) – Platinum Award 
  • Best Learning and Talent Development (Industry Specific) – Diamond Award 
  • Best eLearning Project (Industry Specific) – Diamond Award 

For Bite Sized Learning, an eLearning service for engineering graduates: 

  • Best eLearning Design (Microlearning) – Platinum Award 

These awards recognise the outstanding work of EEA’s education team, who design and develop EEA Online in partnership with Online Education Services (OES), and Bite Sized Learning, which is a collaboration with Engineers Australia’s Student and Graduate team.

EEA’s Education Manager, Jason Fletcher, says the LearnX judges appraise entries against criteria that measure how well a learning product has been designed, developed, and implemented. Winning these awards validates the quality of our work, because it is being recognised by learning and development experts. 

“The end goal was to create effective online courses to meet the learning need of engineers and industry. By maintaining our focus on achieving the best outcomes for these stakeholders, we were able to produce these multiple-award-winning resources,” Fletcher says. 

“The success of EEA Online in the LearnX awards was due to the joint-partnership between EEA and OES [Online Education Services], including our learning designers working together with a diverse range of subject matter experts, project managers, sales, marketing, and operations specialists to bring this complex and lengthy project to  fruition.” 

OES’ Director Commercial Development, Ross Mayne, says his team is “thrilled to receive formal acknowledgment for the success of our partnership with EEA and our delivery of impactful professional development for engineers”.
“The awards reflect the carefully crafted learner experience made available to a busy engineering audience.”

“Above all, it’s a celebration of the collaboration and trust underpinning the OES and EEA relationship and the mutual commitment to providing engineers with on-demand access to learning that is engaging and relevant to their industry.”

On Bite Sized Learning, Fletcher says EA’s Student and Graduate Team and EEA pulled together to create a suite of concise, timely and effective online professional development courses. 

“Although offered for free, the team did not skimp on quality and included multimedia elements, including bespoke animations and videos,” he says. 

With online learning being more important now than ever before, the Bite Sized Learning modules are optimised to work on mobile and desktop devices, and are kept short and sharp to fit effortlessly into a graduate’s busy lifestyle. 

The Manager of Programs & Partnerships for Engineers Australia’s Student and Graduate Membership, Mark Bladwell, says the awards reflect the hard work and passion that the EA team puts into developing world-class, innovative learning experiences and unique opportunities for its members. 

“The modules are designed to keep graduates a step ahead as they start to build their career”. 

“Content is largely targeted towards supporting the underpinning skills that contribute towards developing attainment of Engineers Australia’s Chartered status.” 

Short courses and eLearns are available for engineers and engineering organisations to access now via EEA Online and Bite Sized Learning.