Makers Empire through as Australasian Regional Finalist - IMS Global Learning Impact Awards & People’s Choice Award

24 Nov 14


Makers Empire was selected as a finalist at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards Australasian Regional Finals in Melbourne. The Learning Impact Program recognises outstanding applications of technology that address the most significant challenges facing the global education and training industries.

13 finalists were invited to present for 5 minutes to a panel of judges from the education industry and to a live audience. Finalists were assessed by the judges on: access, affordability, quality, adoption, accountability, organisational learning, interoperability and innovation.

The top three Australian entries selected by the judges will then go onto the IMS GLC Learning Impact 2015 Awards in May in Atlanta USA. Additionally, the audience were also able to select their favourite finalist for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.

Jon Soong, CEO Makers Empire, was on hand to present ‘Makers Empire’s Learning Program for design and 3D printing for primary schools’ that enables schools to experience the benefits of design and 3D printing to achieve learning outcomes.

Jon Soong, Makers Empire, presents at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards 2014
Jon Soong, Makers Empire, presents at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards 2014

After all the finalists presented, the judges were given time to deliberate and also collate the votes for the ‘People’s Choice’ Award.

First award to be announced was the ‘People’s Choice’ Award and the winner was your very own Makers Empire.

Makers Empire announced as the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards - People Choice Award Australasia 2014
Jon Soong, Makers Empire, aceepts the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards — People Choice Award Australasia 2014

The Top 3 Australian finalists were then announced and again, Makers Empire were selected as one of the Top 3 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards Australasia.

Jon Soong accept the awards from Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium, from USA. “On behalf of the team, our supporters and schools at Makers Empire thank you to the IMS Learning Impact Awards and all the sponsors for the opportunity to present our ‘Learning Program for design and 3D printing for schools’ and how schools can utilise the benefits of design and 3D printing to achieve learning outcomes. A special thank you to the judges and the audience for selecting us as a Top 3 Australasia Finalist and the People’s Choice Awards. A big congratulations to the other finalists for all their hardwork in global education.”

Jon Soong, Makers Empire, aceepts the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards — Top 3 Australasia Regional Finalist Award 2014

Dennis Macnamara, Convenor of the Australian Regional Finals of the Learning Impact Awards said “This was a very tough year, all 13 regional finalists were excellent and the 3 Australian winners are expected to do very well in the ‘world finals’ in North America in May 2015.”

About Makers Empire

Makers Empire is the creator of the ‘World’s Easiest to Use 3D Printing Software’. Integrated within a complete Learning Program, the software inspires students with the possibilities of creativity and innovation using 3D printing. Makers Empire brings the fun and excitement of easily designing and printing in 3D to the classroom, preparing our students for the jobs of tomorrow.

Ready to prepare children for the future? Visit us at www.makersempire.com or e-mail us at info@makersempire.com

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