Macromedia, Inc. announced that Brandon Hall Research recognized both Macromedia Breeze and Macromedia Captivate with Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards for the solutions’ e-learning innovations. Additionally, Technology & Learning magazine awarded a 2005 Awards of Excellence to Captivate. Macromedia eLearning solutions enable organizations to rapidly and effectively train and inform a globally dispersed audience with no limits and no barriers to great learning experiences.

“Macromedia is honored to win two Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards and the 2005 Awards of Excellence from Technology & Learning magazine,” said Tom Hale, general manager, Macromedia. “These awards reflect our continued commitment to transform the e-learning industry with solutions that empower trainers, developers, and instructional designers to rapidly create and deliver effective, compelling, and memorable learning experiences.”

Macromedia Captivate won a Gold award in the Innovative Technology category at the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 18, in Long Beach, California. Captivate was recognized for its ability to enable users to rapidly create professional-quality, interactive simulations and software demonstrations. A total of 210 entries representing 16 countries were submitted, and the entries were evaluated by independent judges with expertise in instructional design and learning technology from 47 countries around the world. Technology & Learning magazine also named Captivate a 2005 Awards of Excellence winner, and will recognize the software in its December 2005 issue.

Breeze was honored by Brandon Hall Research for the product’s Universal Content Packager, which enables content creators to publish their content once on any LMS, regardless of AICC, SCORM 1.2, or SCORM 2004. This solution ensures learning content remains compatible with future LMS system upgrades, and eliminates the need to republish existing content to the new standard. Breeze 5 enables the rapid creation, management, deployment, and tracking of highly engaging online training that everyone can access instantly. Breeze delivers both self-paced courses and virtual classes and provides extensive tracking and reporting capabilities.