Hands-On Labs and the HOL Cloud Honored with 2020 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

Hands-On Labs was recently announced as a winner of the 2020 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. HOL was recognized in the Software category for the HOL Cloud, the only learning platform built by science instructors, for science instructors. Integrating seamlessly with existing learning management systems and providing educators with complete control over their digital classroom, the HOL Cloud offers a trusted solution for bringing lab science courses into the world of distance-learning.

For over four decades, the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence have recognized exceptional products and services within education technology. The Awards of Excellence celebrate products and services released or re-released over the last year, as well as their contribution to educators across the country.

Hands-On Labs wins the 2020 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

This year, the awards updated their categories to help educators identify the products that will solve the unique problems the industry faces as we near the Fall 2020 semester.

A panel of tech-savvy educators with first-hand experience of the industry evaluated a variety of nominated products and services and selected those that improve the way educators work and students learn. Products were evaluated on the following:

    • Uniqueness in Market
    • Helps Schools Ability to Solve a Problem
    • Price value
    • Suitability for use

“For over 40 years, Tech & Learning has reported on how edtech products are improving teaching and learning — and this has never been more important than during this unprecedented time,” said Tech & Learning Publisher and Content Director Christine Weiser. “For this year’s contest, our judges looked for stand-out products that are helping schools navigate these challenges by solving problems and driving innovation.”

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Hands-On Labs Wins
Education Innovation of the Year
at 2019-2020 Cloud Awards

Hands-On Labs has been declared the winner of the Education Innovation of the Year award this week in the international Cloud Computing Awards program, the Cloud Awards.

HOL won for its innovative and intuitive HOL Cloudan advanced e-learning platform specially designed to provide a tactile lab experience for distance learners. With powerful gradebook analytics and modern higher-ed pedagogy, the HOL Cloud is designed to help instructors easily facilitate their online lab science course. It offers a comprehensive library of pre-existing lessons, as well as a  custom-lesson authoring tool that allows educators to build their own course content. The HOL Cloud is an unparalleled e-learning platform that is redefining the laboratory learning landscape.

Cloud Award Logo for the Winner of the 2019-2020 Cloud Awards

Established in 2011, the Cloud Awards is an international program which recognizes and honors industry leaders, innovators, and organizational transformation in cloud computing. The awards are open to large, small, established, and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2020 and beyond.

Categories for the 2019-20 awards include “Security Innovation of the Year,” “Best Software as a Service,” and “Most Promising Start-Up.”

“Hands-On Labs is a deserving winner in this year’s Cloud Awards program, not merely showing a dedication and commitment to excellence, but one fueled by an unmatched passion for innovation,” said James Williams, Head of Operations for the awards. “Making the shortlist alone was a significant achievement, because remarkably, the standard still gets higher year-on-year. Judging is incredibly difficult, and with the addition of extra materials showcasing client successes and testimonials, it’s never been clearer to see how intelligent use of cloud technologies has made so much more possible in business.”

Hundreds of organizations entered the awards program, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. You can view the full shortlist here.