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TATA Interactive Systems wins APEX 2004 Award of Excellence

TATA Interactive Systems received the APEX 2004 Award of Excellence in the 'Education & Training Campaigns & Programs' category for its work on simulation-based learning objects (SimBLs) on business ethics at the University of Phoenix Online, in the USA.

Sambit Mohapatra, the head of TIS in the UK and Europe, commented: "SimBLs provide learners with an engaging and highly motivating way to interact with e-learning materials, greatly enhancing the learning experience and increasing the retention of information. They simulate specific topics by substituting fidelity-to-concept for fidelity-to-reality, helping learners to focus on the key learning points in the material.

"They can be used as standalone learning tools or can be blended with other forms of learning for use as ice breakers, pre-assessments or even assessment tools."

Sanjaya Sharma, chief executive of TIS, added: "Using SimBLs at the University of Phoenix has demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach in facilitating learning. The University now incorporates SimBLs in its business management program and uses SimBLs simulations on other courses being taught throughout the university."

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