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Allen Communication Learning Services Wins Silver Excellence in E-Learning Award

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 26, 2004) — Allen Communication Learning Services, a nationally recognized custom elearning development firm, announced today that its elearning course, Foundations of Quality, received a silver Excellence in Learning Companies Award from

The award-winning course helps employees of a global pharmaceutical company understand the benefits of quality, the high costs of poor quality and why the company implemented a quality management system.

Foundations of Quality was honored for its innovative and instructionally-sound use of media, including video, animation and instructional graphics.

An award for a course on quality is not only witness to our dedication to our clients, but also a testament to our dedication to instructional design, quality and the importance of media rich,” said Ron Zamir, CEO of Allen Communication.

The Excellence in Learning Awards are presented by, one of the elearning industry’s leading research and consulting firms. Now in its tenth year, the awards program showcases exceptional work by providing feedback and benchmarking to entrants in an overall effort to help advance the e-learning industry.

“The winning entries this year show that innovation in our field is continuing at full speed. The winners are excellent both in terms of creativity and range of application,” said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., of and chairman of the Excellence in Learning Awards program. “These winners are the new cutting edge.”

Foundations of Quality was recognized during an Awards ceremony and dinner held Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in San Francisco, Calif., as part of the 2004 Training Fall Conference & Expo, held October 11-13.


About Allen Communication Learning Services:

Allen Communication Learning Services is in the business of improving human performance through teaching, training, and informing using the power of interactive training technology. In 1981, it introduced the first commercial interactive videodisc system in the world, and for several years after, many interactive video training programs were created on the Allen System. From the beginning, the company has provided services in all facets of interactive training and communication. As such, it has positioned itself uniquely as both a software and courseware development company, offering clients a complete solution, from beginning to end, for their technology training needs. For more information, call 801.537.7800, or visit

About Brandon Hall

The Excellence in Learning Awards program is chaired by one of the leading authorities on e-learning, Brandon Hall, Ph.D. Dr. Hall is the CEO of and author of the groundbreaking Web-Based Training Cookbook. Since 1992, has been providing independent expert advice in the form of published reports and consultations on the tools and best practices of e-learning. Dr. Hall participates regularly as a featured speaker at the Training Fall Conference & Expo. He earned his doctorate in educational psychology and has served on the faculty of San Francisco State University’s Multimedia Studies Program. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Inc, and many other publications.