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Tata Interactive Systems Wins Brandon Hall Learning Award for Second Consecutive Year

MUMBAI, India, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in innovative learning solutions, won a coveted Brandon Hall silver award for excellence in the Custom Content category.

The Lifeboat Assistant program developed by TIS for Holland America Line (HAL) won the Brandon Hall Silver Award 2010 in the Custom Content category. A "novel" concept by TIS - a graphic novel, in fact - this program aims to increase the knowledge of lifeboat assistants on operating life-saving equipment, and in the process, improving performance while executing survival-skill procedures. Tata Interactive Systems' win was announced on Thursday, November 4. The winners are listed at

Jack Frazier, Deputy Director at HAL, said, "We decided that we would use a 'story' to teach this concept, after some discussions we adopted the graphic novel approach as the best option - I am thrilled that it has really turned out well. This approach completely engages the learner and keeps them interested. It's an honor to develop a program that is recognized as being well done."

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented annually by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. Now in its sixteenth year, the Awards program showcases exceptional work in the use of learning technology.

"These winning entries are very impressive," said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., chairman of the Awards program. "We are thrilled to recognize innovative learning of such high quality."

Entries were submitted in the categories of Best Custom Content, Best Innovation in Learning Technology, Best Learning Game, Best Learning Team, Best Results of a Learning Program, Best Use of Blended Learning, Best Use of Games for Learning, Best Use of Mobile Learning, Best Use of Video for Learning, Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning, Best Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Learning, and Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management. A total of 214 entries were originally submitted. The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior judges.

(c) 2010 Tata Interactive Systems

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About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is the world's leading developer of learning solutions. TIS' learning solutions are designed to enable organizational initiatives across industry verticals including Education; Government and Defence; Telecommunications and ICT; Pharmaceuticals and Health Care; Banking, Financial Services and Insurance; Airlines, Transportation, Logistics and Hospitality; Consumer Package Goods; and Manufacturing, Energy and Construction.

With a team of over 600 multi-disciplinary specialists, TIS creates 3000+ hours of learning content across 160+ concurrent projects every year. TIS' solutions have proven their effectiveness at more than 60 Fortune 500 companies, leading educational institutions and government departments.

TIS is the first learning solutions organization in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Its solutions have won prestigious awards including Brandon Hall, APEX, BETT and BIMA.

Areas of Business

TIS caters for three segments - Corporate, Education, and Government. It offers clients learning solutions including:

    - Web-based Training & Courseware
    - Simulations - to offer immersive learning experiences
    - Electronic Performance Support Systems - to provide on-the-job support
    - Software Solutions
    - Game-based Learning - to enhance learner engagement

The scope of TIS' learning solutions encompasses on-boarding, sales training, process training, product training, curriculum design, assessments, soft skills training and technical training.


TIS has development centres in Germany, Switzerland, and India. Its sales and marketing operations span the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia.

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About Brandon Hall Research

Brandon Hall, Ph.D. is the CEO of Brandon Hall Research and author of the ground-breaking "Web-Based Training Cookbook." Since 1992, Brandon Hall Research ( has been providing independent research reports and expert advice on using technology in learning. Brandon Hall Research conducts the Awards program each year to recognize the best in innovative learning.

    Further information from:

    Rajesh R. Jumani
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Tata Interactive Systems

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