Sunday, 26 June 2011

2011 Interactive Media Awards

Limkokwing Community Portal and iPhone application win 2011 Interactive Media Awards

World Wide Domination, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology’s award-winning web team, has won two Outstanding Achievement Awards under the Education category in the 2011 Interactive Media Awards (IMA) for the Limkokwing Community Portal and iPhone application. The award is the second highest honour bestowed by the IMA.
The IMA recognise the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure.
Entries are scored on five specific criteria: design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance & cross-browser compatibility. Judges adhere to specific guidelines and criteria under a points-based scoring system which allows a score of 0 to 100 points per criterion for a maximum 500 points.
Websites and projects receiving an overall score between 460 and 479 receive the Outstanding Achievement award while those receiving an overall score between 480 and 500 receive the Best in Class award.
The Limkokwing Community Portal and iPhone application are among 145 entries submitted under the ‘Education’ category in the 2011 award year. The portal received an overall score of 464 from a maximum of 500 points based on the following individual scores: design (90), content (93), feature functionality (97), usability (92) and standards compliance & cross-browser compatibility (92). The phone application received 475 points.
Part of the University’s multi-award winning website, the Limkokwing Community Portal is a showcase of Web 2.0 ingenuity. Leveraging the power of the Internet, the portal connects the University’s vast global network of students and alumni in a borderless community. Members can access information and course materials, share their work and ideas, and chat with each other. Over 8,000 alumni and students from the University’s various campuses log on daily to the Community Portal via the web, Facebook and an iPhone application.
The Limkokwing iPhone application is the mobile version of the University’s Student Portal. Students are able to view class schedules, exam results, lecture notes and assignments using the application, which is available on the App Store. The application has also recently won the Best Education Mobile application, Best School Mobile application and Best University Mobile application awards at the 2011 Internet Advertising Competition in the USA.
The 2011 IMA was judged by representatives from American Express,, Hill & Knowlton, McCann Erickson Worldwide, Microsoft, Time Warner Inc and the Food Network, amon gothers. Other websites to receive recognition include Accenture, Disney, Samsung and Scotiabank.
This is the second time the University has received the IMA Outstanding Achievement Award. It won its first award in 2009 for the University’s website under the University category.

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