2011 to 2012 – What a difference a year can make
January 4, 2012 Leave a comment
So our closing statement of 2011 is shaping up to be a wild ride was certainly true and what a year 2011 was. It started with major changes to PIXELearning, it saw new additions to the team and it end with the busiest run up to Christmas we have ever seen.
Before we dive right in to 2012 (or at least before we dive too deep) we thought we would provide a round up on what’s been going on in the world of PIXELearning.
It was a rocky start to 2011 but soon all turned around and the busy year started from April with the Acquisition of PIXELearning by Intellego Holdings, an AIM traded regulatory and compliance focused digital learning business.
This acquisition has enabled PIXELearning to increase its bandwidth, bring new skills to the table, and to work closely with Intellego to create blended off the shelf solutions consisting of e-learning, serious games and the beginnings of mobile apps.
Our parent company enables our topic reach to cover business development, diversity, IT Security, Pharmaceuticals and much much more.
Early in the year PIXELearning were awarded a large virtual world contract by Gloucester Language Immersion Centre ‘GLIC’. This project sees a unique purpose, the centre has been built purely for language learning and PIXELearning have been lucky enough to create the means to teach a selection on languages through the use of virtual worlds and serious games to create a fully immersive experience that ‘places learners in the target country as if they were there’.
Further collaboration with Global Novations led to a new project for one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms. This partnership continues to grow and is becoming a very strong and important business relationship for us.
With acquisition comes great opportunities and one of these opportunities was and continues to be with Pearson. We have been lucky enough to secure work covering critical thinking and look to making this partnership flourish
Other new projects have been with First Data, The Serious Games Institute (Cava), Six Sigma and An Even Better Place to Work
PIXELearning in general
With Richard at the helm it has been a full on year where he has been trotting across the globe gaining new business and getting PIXEL back out there.
All this globetrotting has resulted in a few successful trips to Singapore with the second one involving a few Singapore slings on celebration of PIXELearning Singapore office. Richard has gone above and beyond his role to make sure PIXEL continues to succeed and do the best it can.
Team H (Helen Routledge and Helen ‘chopper’ Axe) attended Learning 2011 and were seen to mix with the elite, WARNING name dropping, President Bill Clinton and John Lithgow. This conference enabled us to see what others are doing with immersive technologies for organisational learning and provide some good evidence that we are at the forefront for providing emerging learning technologies.
With this increase in bandwidth we now have a very full office as we have welcomed
- Julie Aravantinos – 3D Artist
- Sandip ‘sunny’ Thakordas – Flash developer
- Anna Bailey – Concept Artist
- and more recently Vicky Rose – Instructional Designer
For the year ahead
It’s all systems go
- We are kick starting the year with some big deadlines set for the end of January
- PIXEL and Intellego are exhibiting at Learning Technologies 25-26th Jan (Come and see us at stand 57)
- We look to continue our growth and explore new markets
- Helen R is flying to Istanbul to deliver a presentation in February
- We are exploring HTML5 and other possibilities.
- Some very exciting projects will be announced in collaboration with Intellego
- We are focused on providing the most optimal solutions and therefore looking into the best ways to maintain our effective approach
2011 was a year where we saw change; 2012 will be a year where we make change..
… to the way we learn.