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Channels: Innovation Pack 14.13

Channels: Welcome to the age of self-directed learning

Innovation Pack 14.13 for the imc Learning Suite makes learning more self-determined than ever before

25.07.2022

Corporate learning and the learner's expectations are changing fundamentally. Learners no longer want to put up with dull face-to-face teaching and the cramming of theoretical knowledge. "Learning experience" is the keyword, and this means not only the appealing design of learning content and portals, but also a different kind of learning: personalised, informal and above all self-directed.

 

Therefore imc introduces a new  function which puts learning experience in the center: The Channels. Innovation Pack 14.13 for imc Learning Suite allows a totally new way of self-directed learning.

The new channels are topic-based containers that contain learning nuggets on the respective topics. Learners can subscribe to topics and are always kept up to date via email notifications when there is new content.

The look and feel are reminiscent of familiar platforms such as YouTube or Netflix, making it intuitive for all learners. When consuming a Learning Nugget, a playlist of content from the same channel is displayed at the edge of the screen so learners can quickly move to the next Learning Nugget.

 

Channels in the LMS

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.13, please have a look here.

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25 years of digital innovation: imc kicks off its anniversary year

25 years of "Rewrite The Way We Learn" - this is the motto for the anniversary of imc AG, a leading provider of digital training solutions from Saarbruecken, Germany.

Saarbruecken, May 2022

imc was founded in 1996 as a university spin-off by business informatics professor and former BITKOM president Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer and bundles the e-learning business within the Saarland-based Scheer Holding. Today, more than 350 employees work for imc AG at 12 international locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, the UK, the Netherlands, Romania, Australia, the USA and Singapore. Internationally successful groups such as Daimler, Vodafone and Jägermeister are among its more than 1,300 customers worldwide.

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Christian Wachter, CEO imc

Christian Wachter, CEO of imc since 2014, is pleased to ring in the celebrations just in time for Learntec, Europe's largest trade fair for digital education:

 

"For 25 years, we have been creating exceptional learning experiences for our customers and partners. For us, this anniversary is not just a milestone on a timeline, but a sign that we have managed to change the way people learn and experience learning. We will celebrate that at Learntec and, of course, share our vision for the future of learning."

Learntec will take place at Messe Karlsruhe starting tomorrow. More than 15,000 visitors are expected this year. Learn more about Learntec here.

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With more than 25 years experience, 12 international locations and 350 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,300+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 10 million learners around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions.

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imc Presents Another Part of the 'Cyber Crime Time' Awareness Game

IT Security Training: imc Presents Another Part of the 'Cyber Crime Time' Awareness Game

The successful awareness game 'Cyber Crime Time' is extended. The 'Phishing Detection Booster' is now available. In order to continuously train learners in the field of IT security, imc is already working on a complete Learning Journey.

Saarbruecken, May 2022

imc, a leading provider of digital education and training, presents another part of its awareness game 'Cyber Crime Time' and declares war on data theft with the 'Phishing Detection Booster'.

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"We've noticed unsual activity on your login account. Change you password immediately!" Almost every day we receive similar emails from dubious senders. The Phishing Detection Booster empowers learners to quickly and confidently decide if it is a fraud or not. The goal of the training is to gain a certain routine in recognizing clear signs of phishing mails. Using concrete examples, players learn to recognize the most important features of a fraud mail and immediately apply what they have learned to collect points and thus reach the next level.

 

Last year, imc enjoyed great success with its multi-award-winning serious game Cyber Crime Time. Dr. Robert Lohmann, Product Manager Learning Content at imc, is convinced of the quality of the training:

Dr. Robert Lohmann, Product Manager Learning Content, imc

Dr. Robert Lohmann, Product Manager Learning Content, imc

"The great demand and the positive feedback have shown us that we have hit a nerve with Cyber Crime Time. Now we are working enthusiastically on an entire series, a Learning Jouney, so that we can gradually cover all areas of IT security with high-quality premium training," says Lohmann.

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With more than 25 years experience, 12 international locations and 350 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,300+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 10 million learners around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions.

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imc from Saarbruecken Receives Strong Rating as 'Strategic Challenger' in Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

The 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning evaluates providers of digital learning content. imc was able to improve its rating in digital learning for the fourth time in a row. This means that imc has accelerated its trajectory as a Strategic Challenger.

Saarbruecken, March 31, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, has published its latest analysis of the Digital Learning market. The content solutions from imc were able to secure an even better place than last year. The Saarbruecken-based company thus continues to expand its positioning in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for the fourth year in a row.

 

For the second time, imc's learning content is ranked in the Strategic Challenger category. According to Fosway Group, Strategic Challengers offer solutions that cover a broader range of services than most other providers included in the 9-Grid™. Strategic challengers are also solid and reliable partners in the digital learning field.

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Falk Hegewald, Director Content, imc

Falk Hegewald, Director Content at imc, is extremely pleased about the immense improvement:

 

"The significant jump in the ranking reflects our impressive development over the last few years and strengthens us in our mission: to inspire and engage our customers and together create innovative learning experiences for people worldwide. This applies to our customized projects with customers such as Jägermeister, Vodafone or Porsche as well as to new learning worlds from our own product portfolio such as "Cyber Crime Time".

“As a Strategic Challenger in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™️ for Digital Learning, imc has developed a track record for learning design, learning solutions and services that help organisations transform their learning approach,” said David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group.  “The Meister Academy is a great example of how imc bridges creativity, brand and global blended learning.”

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

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Fosway's full report, including all survey figures and information, can be found here.

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2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems: imc retains Core Leader position

Independent HR analyst, Fosway Group, has presented its latest study on learning systems. The imc Learning Suite maintains its position as a Core Leader for the fourth consecutive year.

Saarbruecken, February 17, 2022

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Fosway Group, Europe’s leading HR analyst, today published its latest study on learning systems. Once again, imc's Learning Management System is positioned as a Core Leader. The analysis reflects the steady growth and further development of the imc Learning Suite (ILS).

Core leaders are characterized by a very good track record in terms of business win rate, delivery to the customer and customer advocacy, according to Fosway Group.

 

David Wilson, Fosway Group CEO, commented, “imc continues to consolidate its position as a Core Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems through product innovations including the development of a new authoring tool and headless LMS functionality. As its capability continues to grow so does its momentum in the market.”

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc, is pleased with the top ranking:

"Being recognized as a Core Leader for Learning Systems in the Fosway 9-Grid™ with our LMS is of course another incentive. The strategic enhancements in the areas of Learner Experience, User Generated Content and Learning Analytics will certainly help to improve the product's potential and continue on the path to becoming a Strategic Leader."

2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

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Updates incoming: Innovation Pack 14.11 for imc Learning Suite is now available

New year, new updates for imc Learning Suite! Especially administrators should be pleased with Innovation Pack 14.11. We shed some light on the most important updates.

19.01.2022

Simpler, more intuitive and time-saving: that was the goal we pursued with the new updates to our Learning Management System. Despite the increasing complexity of the system, user-friendliness must not suffer. That was the challenge.

 

Therefore, we have worked on several innovations to make life easier for course administrators in particular. Among other things, importing the learning history was simplified in IP 14.11, videos can now be embedded directly in news and booking confirmations can be adapted more quickly.

One special highlight within IP 14.11 is the simplified management of On-the-job-Trainings (OJT). A new filter- and sort mode allows mentors who handle many different learners to get a better overview of all OJTs and learners. The layout of the On-the-job training list has been improved both for learners and for mentors. Another highlight for learners in OJT modules is a print ready version of the OJT that can be saved as PDF or printed directly to serve as a certificate of achievement.

Another point we have worked on is self-registration within the LMS. Especially when an LMS is used to grant external access to certain e-learning content, self-registration is a good way. However, if registration forms are displayed on a website, there is a risk of bot attacks.

To prevent form entries by such bots, the imc Learning Suite now offers the option to integrate Friendly Captcha. The GDPR-compliant tool can be integrated via the configuration manager.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.11, please have a look here.

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imc from Saarbruecken receives eLearning Award twice

Saarbruecken, 03. January, 2022

The eLearning Journal has honored imc and its customers twice with the eLearning Award. This year, for the twelfth time, innovative and creative eLearning projects were honored at the national award program.

In the category "Micro Learning" the project "Tax & Legal Quality & Risk Management" was awarded, which imc implemented together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The new e-learning replaces a mandatory training course at PwC that was previously conducted in person.

 

In six different exciting cases, the learners experience a real scenario of the daily work at PwC Tax & Legal, acquire new knowledge and apply it directly. They are part of a diverse PwC Quality & Risk Management team and support it in various missions. The modular structure of the e-learning makes it easy to adapt individual cases.

 

Storytelling, scenario-based learning, gamification and micro learning were chosen as didactic tools to make the e-learning as exciting as possible and at the same time enable a real reference to the working world. To underline the gamification and storytelling character, a comic-style design was developed.

Another award in the category "Validation" was won by imc together with its customer pfm medical for the "validated Learning Management System". As a company in the medical technology sector, pfm medical is subject to a strict obligation to provide proof of all work and training processes. By introducing the validated system, pfm medical can now record the prescribed complete documentation of all training courses directly in the Learning Management System (LMS) and does away with the paper records that were previously customary.

 

By validating the LMS, processes relevant to the validation of learning activities have been digitized and automated, saving time and resources and increasing security and reliability. Using a validated LMS today saves pfm medical about one working day of effort per week.

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For the twelfth time, the eLearning Journal 2022 jury presented the eLearning AWARD. With over 300 project submissions, the interest in the eLearning AWARD was unbroken. In the end, state-of-the-art projects prevailed in 75 categories.

 

For more information on pfm medical and the validated system, click here.

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imc awarded six times at LearnX Awards in Australia

The Australian educational institute LearnX has honored imc and its customers with no less than six prizes at the "LearnX Awards" 2021. The international award program honors innovative and creative projects in the fields of learning and design every year.

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Melbourne, November 18, 2021

Among others, the awareness game "Cyber Crime Time" was awarded Gold in the category "Best Game E-Learning Design". In the freely available IT security training, learners become hackers themselves and try to damage a fictitious company. Along the way, they learn first-hand about the most common cyber attacks and can better recognize security risks in the future.

 

The highest possible award, the Platinum Award, imc received in the "Future Learning" category. The award went to the customised learning model that imc created together with the Green Climate Fund. The project originated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Another Gold Award went to imc, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health, for enhancing the Learning Management System (LMS) to accelerate knowledge transfer to the Covid-19 Task Force, in the category of "Best Pandemic Response: compliance training."

Also going to Victoria is the Gold Award in the "E-learning widespread adopter initiative" category for imc and the Department of Education and Training. Here, a pathway was created to train teachers in dealing with students who have difficulty with numeracy and mathematics.

Another Gold Award was received by imc and the authorities in Victoria in the "Employee Experience Strategy" category.

The fifth Gold Award was in the Best Performance Support category for the implementation of a performance-based management system at the New South Wales Department of Public and Justice.

 

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Christian Wachter, CEO of imc

Christian Wachter, CEO of imc is proud of the team in Australia and emphasises:

 

"We would not have expected such an overwhelming result, but it proves the high level at which we operate worldwide. All the projects contain a lot of innovation and creativity and we are pleased that this hard work has been rewarded sixfold."

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The LearnX Live Awards is an international awards program that presents awards in various areas of talent management to corporations, educational institutions and public agencies. Each year, the program recognizes outstanding projects and solutions that serve as best practices and add business value. The awards program has been around since 2008. To learn more about the LearnX awards, stop by here.

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With more than 20 years experience, 12 international locations and 300 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,200+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 5 million users around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions.

 

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Leading German business magazine honors imc as best e-learning provider for the second time in a row

Following an independent customer survey, the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche has published a ranking of digital education providers. Once again in first place among the best e-learning providers: imc.

Saarbruecken, October 28, 2021

With the ranking "Best Digital Education Providers", the German magazine "WirtschaftsWoche" is once again dedicated to the digital education market in Germany. In the category "e-learning providers", imc once again achieved 1st place.

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Christian Wachter, CEO imc

Christian Wachter, spokesman for imc's board, is delighted with the award and explains: "Our high level of customer orientation and continuous investment in product innovations are the success factors for this renewed award. To take first place two years in a row is of course a great motivation to continue claiming the top spot for ourselves in the future.

In addition, this first place is also an important signal to all research partners with whom we collaborate on nationwide research projects, that we are the right partner and are driving these initiatives with proven expertise."

For the ranking, market research institute ServiceValue gathered more than 12,000 user reviews from 132 providers and selected the best providers. The rating was determined by an independent satisfaction survey of customers. There were at least 35 ratings for each of the providers listed.

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More information and the whole ranking in the WirtschaftsWoche (German only) you find here.

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imc presents the awareness game 'Cyber Crime Time'

How a hacker views IT security: imc presents the awareness game Cyber Crime Time

Cyber Crime Time is a serious game that lets the learner slip into the role of a hacker, learn the most common cyber-attacks first hand, while understanding how to best protect themselves from them.

Saarbruecken, 06 September 2021

As of today, imc – the leading provider for digital training and professional development – is offering the new awareness game Cyber Crime Time. The game can be played free of charge for personal use.

Mobile data, free internet access and remote work make us flexible – and a target for attacks. Many employees know little about IT security, and often become victims of cyber-attacks unbeknownst to them.

 

Creating awareness of cyber criminality is key for memorable training. That is why imc developed an awareness game: to help learners grasp the issue while motivating them to dive deeper into IT security. Cyber Crime Time lets the learner slip into the role of a hacker. Step by step, they learn the most common cyber-attacks first hand. The learner – or hacker – gradually adds to their 'hacker toolkit' to obtain secret information through the employees of a fictional company.

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Sven R. Becker, Board Member, imc

“Protecting a company against cyber-attacks needs more than technical measures. The ‘human factor’ is one of the most important components of a successful IT security system,” explains Sven R. Becker, Member of the Executive Board at imc. “It is therefore key to sensitise each employee for the importance of IT security – and the most effective way to achieve that is by turning it into a game, letting the learner experience scenarios they can recognise in an immersive environment.”

Cyber Crime Time can be integrated into any Learning Management System (LMS) and added to the corporate standard training package. A personal hacker experience is also possible without LMS integration: The online version can be played on any device and is free of charge for personal use on a single-user licence.

Further information

Find out more about Cyber Crime Time

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With more than 20 years experience, 12 international locations and 300 employees, imc is the leading full-service provider for digital training. Experts in the fields of technology, e-learning content and strategy work hand in hand to provide holistic and customized e-learning solutions - worldwide. 1,200+ commercial enterprises, government organisations and educational institutes with over 5 million users around the world rely on imc's holistic and bespoke solutions.

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