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Innovation Pack 14.19

Major updates for imc Learning Suite

Innovation Pack 14.19 improves user experience and enables course preview

January, 2024

The first Innovation Pack 2024 has it all: the imc Learning Suite has received far-reaching improvements that make life easier for users and administrators. In particular, the full course preview, which gives administrators and tutors a preview of exactly what learners will see, will delight many customers.

More changes at a glance:

  • The Generic Content Importer makes it easy to import learning content from external services.
  • As of this innovation pack, the imc Learning Suite can be connected to multiple Shopify shops.
  • Easier course management thanks to batch processing
  • The "Manage Employee Enrolment" page has been enhanced for course templates and learning paths, and now includes two new settings for cancelling learning paths.
  • Improved metadata for tiles
  • In the Learning Analytics module, administrators will see a new column in content-driven learning paths that shows progress in percentage terms.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.19, please have a look here.

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imc AG Becomes a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of IDS Scheer Holding

imc AG Becomes a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of IDS Scheer Holding

Saarbrücken, December 14, 2023

Prof. Scheer takes another step towards future-proofing the group of companies

On December 13, 2023, Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer acquired the 40% of shares in imc AG held by third parties via IDS Scheer Holding. This means that IDS Scheer Holding is now the sole shareholder in the European market leader for digital learning.

 

Prof. Scheer, as the sole shareholder of IDS Scheer Holding, commented: "My decision to buy the externally held shares in imc AG is a further step in the future orientation of the entire organizational structure, which focuses on customer orientation, growth opportunities and the use of synergies between the companies."

 

Scheer Holding has a total of 1200 employees and includes the wholly owned subsidiaries Scheer GmbH as a consulting company in the SAP environment, Scheer PAS as a software company for the digital transformation platform and now imc AG as well as minority interests in start-up companies.

About IDS Scheer Holding

IDS Scheer Holding is the umbrella organization over the companies of the Scheer Group. The established companies Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH support the start-ups in the network. For the internationally and digitally positioned IDS Scheer network, research and innovation are an elementary part of its DNA.

 

Inspired by the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of founder Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the IDS Scheer Network has been an established link between experts and researchers for over 40 years. Over 1,200 employees are committed to implementing global customer and research projects.

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Sven R. Becker is appointed Co-CEO alongside Christian Wachter

imc AG will in future be led by two Co-CEOs: Sven R. Becker is appointed Co-CEO alongside Christian Wachter

Saarbrücken, November 2023

The management board of imc AG in Saarbrücken, Germany, has been reorganised: Sven R. Becker is promoted to Co-CEO. Christian Wachter also joins the management of IDS Scheer Holding and Scheer GmbH

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Christian Wachter, Co-CEO imc

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Sven R. Becker, Co-CEO imc

Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, sole shareholder of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH, is reorganising the group management of IDS Scheer Holding. Christian Wachter has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Finance and Controlling of IDS Scheer Holding and Scheer GmbH, and will also remain CEO of the subsidiary imc AG.

 

Sven R. Becker, who has been a member of the Management Board of imc AG since 2019, will support him in the future as Co-CEO. "I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead in all areas. The reorganisation of IDS Scheer Holding will bring the Scheer network closer together. I am delighted that my long-standing colleague on the Management Board, Sven Becker, will now also be leading the company in the role of Co-CEO," said Wachter.

 

In his role as CFO of Scheer GmbH, he will work in a team with Meike Scheer, daughter of the company's founder, who as Managing Director for Human Resources and Resource Management, together with Dr Wolfram Jost as Managing Director for Process Management and Innovation, will assume the functions of spokesperson for the management of Scheer GmbH as a dual management team. Dr Wolfram Jost will also remain Chief Technology Officer of imc AG.

About Scheer Holding

IDS Scheer Holding is the umbrella over the companies of the Scheer Group. The established companies Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH support the start-ups in the network. For the internationally and digitally positioned IDS Scheer network, research and innovation are an elementary part of its DNA.

 

Inspired by the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of founder Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the IDS Scheer Network has been an established link between experts and researchers for over 40 years. Over 1,200 employees are committed to implementing global customer and research projects.

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Learn X Awards 2023
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imc AG wins three awards at the LearnX Awards in Australia

The Australian training institute LearnX has honoured imc AG and its Australian customers three times at the "LearnX Awards". imc received the "Diamond Award" in two categories and the "Gold Award" in another category

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Saarbruecken/Melbourne, November 2023

The Australian training institute LearnX has honoured imc AG and its Australian customers three times at the "LearnX Awards". imc received the "Diamond Award" in two categories and the "Gold Award" in another category.

 

Each year, the global LearnX Awards recognise outstanding projects and solutions from around the world that deliver best practice learning methods and business benefits. This is the sixth consecutive year that imc has been recognised at the LearnX Awards.

 

The Diamond Award in the category "Best Learning Model - Rapidly Shifted Online Learning" was won by imc for its work with the Department of Communities and Justice in New South Wales on the Values Charter project.

 

imc also won a Diamond Award in the Best Learning Model - Online Learning category for its Grant Management project with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing in Victoria.

 

Gold was awarded for the project "Understanding Restraint and Seclusion" with the Victorian Department of Education in the category "Best eLearning Design - Video".

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The LearnX Live Awards is an international award program that presents awards in several areas of talent management to companies, educational institutions as well as public institutions. Each year, the program recognizes outstanding projects and solutions that serve as best practices and create business value. The award program has been around since 2008. If you would like to learn more about the LearnX Awards, feel free to check it out here.

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Prof. Scheer reorganizes Group Management of IDS Scheer Holding

Prof. Scheer Reorganizes the Group Management of IDS Scheer Holding

Saarbrücken, November 20, 2023

Mario Baldi, Spokesman of the Management Board of Scheer GmbH and Managing Director of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH, and Dr. Olaf Homburg, Managing Director of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH and Managing Director of Scheer GmbH for Finance and Controlling, have left the companies.

 

Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer thanks them as sole shareholder of IDS Scheer Holding GmbH for their many years of work.

  • Christian Wachter has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Finance and Controlling of IDS Scheer Holding and Scheer GmbH, who will also remain CEO of the subsidiary imc AG.
  • Oliver Hafner takes over the SAP consulting business of Scheer GmbH as the new Managing Director. He has many years of outstanding experience as a Scheer manager in various functions in the SAP business.
  • Michael Bergmann will continue to be responsible for Scheer GmbH's international business as Managing Director.
  • Meike Scheer, daughter of the company's founder, as Managing Director for Human Resources, together with Dr. Wolfram Jost, as Managing Director for Process Management, will assume the function of Spokesperson for the Management Board of Scheer GmbH. Dr. Wolfram Jost remains a member of the imc AG Management Board

Professor Scheer emphasizes the future orientation of the new organizational structure, which supports an even stronger customer focus, growth opportunities and the use of synergies between the companies.

About Scheer Holding

IDS Scheer Holding is the umbrella over the companies of the Scheer Group. The established companies Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH support the start-ups in the network. For the internationally and digitally positioned IDS Scheer network, research and innovation are an elementary part of its DNA.

 

Inspired by the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of founder Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer, the IDS Scheer Network has been an established link between experts and researchers for over 40 years. Over 1,200 employees are committed to implementing global customer and research projects.

 

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Learning Technologies Gold Award

Gold for imc and the Schaeffler Group at the Learning Technologies Awards in London

imc AG, based in Germany, and its customer Schaeffler Group have been awarded Gold in the category "Best Use of Social and Collaborative Learning Technologies" at the Learning Technologies Awards in London.

Learning Technologies Award 2023 Gold

London/Saarbrücken, November, 2023

Each year the Learning Technologies Awards celebrate the commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies around the world. The finalists were selected from over 450 entries by an independent judging panel organised by The Learning Network.

 

The joint project between imc and Schaeffler, the "Climate Action Day", convinced the expert jury: From 2040, the Schaeffler Group wants to work with a completely climate-neutral supply chain. The company's own production is to be "green" as early as 2030. However, a successful climate change requires the mobilisation of around 83,000 employees.

 

In order to kick-start this enormous process of change, Schaeffler organised the "Climate Action Day" with the support of imc: a day on which all production worldwide was stopped for 90 minutes so that employees could exchange ideas on the topic of climate neutrality and develop concepts together. Extensive training and workshops were organised around this day.

 

The starting point for the learning activities was an animated, integrated landing page with a chatbot, curated content and a direct link to the existing learning management system and Microsoft Teams. Learners around the world were able to access the different learning content, such as training courses and guides, at the same time through different entry points in the portal.

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Innovation Pack 14.18

Updates for imc Learning Suite: Improved on-the-job training and learning analytics as well as greater flexibility for certifications

With Innovation Pack 14.18, existing functions of the imc Learning Suite have been optimised. We have summarised the most important new features.

November, 2023

The latest update to the imc Learning Suite, Innovation Pack 14.18, includes some exciting improvements to existing functionality.

Highlights include updates to on-the-job training in courses that now support group work, greater flexibility in managing certifications and further improvements to the Learning Analytics module, including the ability to create reports directly within the LMS.

Encouraging collaboration through group learning

Previously, on-the-job training tasks within a course could only be completed individually. Each student had to complete their own tasks. With IP 14.18, tutors or trainers can organise participants into working groups to complete on-the-job activities as a team.

 

 

Certifications: More flexibility with tolerance periods

The certification module documents progress for approved certifications, for which the employee must achieve a minimum number of points or hours within a certain period of time. Previously, this period was fixed. Tolerance periods have now been introduced which allow the points and hours achieved to be moved to an earlier period. This provides the flexibility to recognise points and hours that the tutor was unable to accept until after the certification period, for example because the tutor was ill. Certification reports have also been improved.

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If you would like to learn more about Innovation Pack 14.18, please have a look here.

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Project Design-CT

Initiative Design-CT Successfully Concludes: Leaving a Legacy of Innovative Digital Education

The Design-CT Erasmus+ initiative, which embarked on the mission to redefine digital education in schools, proudly announces the successful culmination of its journey in July of this year. This remarkable initiative has not only achieved its objectives but has also left an indelible mark on the world of education, empowering educators, and enriching the learning experiences of students of all ages.

Saarbruecken, September 2023

The final consortium meeting convened at the imc headquarters in Saarbrücken, Germany, marked a poignant moment in the project's history. It was an occasion to celebrate the project's significant accomplishments, engage in reflective discourse on the path traveled, and formally conclude this transformative chapter.

 

Design-CT has been nothing short of revolutionary, providing educators with a comprehensive platform that amalgamates an extensive array of resources while fostering an environment that nurtures creativity. Through the provision of diverse digital tools, resources, and innovative teaching methodologies, this initiative seamlessly integrated technology into classrooms, elevating the learning experience for students across various age groups.

 

As the final meeting in Saarbrücken facilitated a collective reflection on the impact of Design-CT, participants candidly shared not only their successes but also the challenges they encountered. It was a moment of growth and learning, underlining the invaluable experiences gained during this pioneering journey.

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Rola Saygeh, research project manager at imc

Rola Sayegh, project lead and research project manager at imc, is very pleased with the project outcome and says:

“Design-CT unleashes everyone’s digital creativity, with interactive digital content created in less than 10 minutes! It is indeed an overdue AI-supported solution, especially designed for schools, teachers, and learners.”

While the Design-CT project has formally concluded, its legacy lives on through the platform available at www.design-ct.eu. This platform continues to be an invaluable resource for educational institutions, providing educators with ongoing access to a rich library of diverse digital resources and to an AI-supported authoring tool, the imc Express. Furthermore, it offers a series of training modules carefully tailored to educators at every level, catering to their varying levels of digital proficiency.

 

Finally, the consortium is thrilled to announce that this is not the end of the road. The Design-CT project serves as a springboard for the forthcoming "Open Teach C-Hub" project, set to launch in the upcoming school year 2023-2024. Building on the successful legacy of Design-CT and Open Teach (a European project promoting open educational resources and practices), this next venture will continue to push the boundaries of digital education in schools, empowering educators to thrive in the digital age.

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About the Design-CT project

Design-CT is a European project that supports teachers of all grade levels and digital competencies profiles to become creators and designers of their own digital and blended learning lessons. The Design-CT ecosystem offers a smart authoring tool supported with integrated didactical kits including, pedagogical templates, learning scenarios, apps, tools and resources to help teachers easily create their digital lessons and activities. The ecosystem offers design support and recommends learning content, so that teachers focus their time and effort on what they do best… guide their students’ learning journey. For more information, please visit the Design-CT website.

 

 

About the Consortium

Five partners from Germany, Portugal and Greece form the Design-CT consortium:

  • imc information multimedia communication AG – imc, Germany
  • Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia – NUCLIO, Portugal
  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi Scholi Panagea Savva AE – EA, Greece
  • Verein zur Förderung moderner Lernsysteme – Lernwelt, Germany
  • Grundschule St. Ingbert Südschule - Südschule, Germany
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Brandon Hall Silver Award

Excellent onboarding: Brandon Hall Group presents Silver Award to imc Learning and ALTANA

The Brandon Hall Group, the leading provider of Excellence in Human Capital Management, has announced the winners of the "Awards for Excellence" in the category "Talent Acquisition Awards 2023". imc won with its global onboarding programme for the ALTANA Group.

Brandon Hall 2023 Silver Award

Saarbruecken, August 2023

A uniform onboarding programme for all: this was the goal with which ALTANA approached imc. The ALTANA Group develops and produces high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products in four divisions. Headquartered in Wesel, Germany, ALTANA has 48 production sites, 63 service and research laboratories worldwide and employs around 7,000 people.

 

In order to communicate the overarching goals and values of the ALTANA Group to employees from all divisions, imc has developed a uniform company-wide onboarding programme for ALTANA. In addition, there is a specific onboarding for managers.

The survey results collected by ALTANA show that the project was highly successful: On a scale of 1 to 5, the global onboarding was rated with an above-average 4.3 points, the leadership training with a very good 4.0 points.

 

For the Brandon Hall Group's international panel of industry experts, a demonstrable business impact is of central importance. Other assessment criteria include:

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits

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Brandon Hall Group is a research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and nearly 30 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through research and tools each and every day. More about the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards.

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer receives Rudolf Diesel Medal

Honored for "Most Successful Innovative Achievement" as a Pioneer of Modern Architectures for Information Systems

Saarbruecken/Augsburg, July 14th, 2023

On July 13, 2023, the Rudolf Diesel Medal, the oldest and most prestigious innovation award, was presented to Prof. Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer in Augsburg in the category "most successful innovation achievement". He was honored as a visionary and entrepreneurial implementer of modern architectures for information systems.

The Rudolf Diesel Medal has been awarded since 1953 in memory of the innovator Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine. The Rudolf Diesel Medal honors individuals for special achievements in the field of invention and innovation culture.

 

Famous recipients include Wernher von Braun as a rocket pioneer, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach as pioneers of automotive engineering, Conrad Zuse as the inventor of the computer, the founders of SAP AG, and several Nobel Prize winners.

 

The justification for the award of the medal states, among other things: "The ARIS concept, developed by August-Wilhelm Scheer around 1990, is a framework for optimizing business processes. The software product ARIS Toolset for modeling and optimizing business processes, developed by his company IDS Scheer AG, became one of the few internationally successful software products made in Germany. The ARIS concept simultaneously provided a theoretical foundation for the success of the process-oriented enterprise software that has shaped corporate information processing over the past 30 years."

Diesel Medal Prof Scheer 13.07.2023

l.t.r: Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Wurzer; Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. August-Wilhelm Scheer; Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Dr. hc Dieter Spath

As a pioneer of modern architectures for information systems, Prof. Scheer founded other successful companies under the umbrella of Scheer Holding after the sale of IDS Scheer AG, such as the process consulting company Scheer GmbH, imc AG as a leading software company for learning technologies and the software company Scheer PAS GmbH for a software architecture of the "Composable Enterprise". All companies are internationally oriented. As a driver for innovation through application-oriented research, Scheer founded the non-profit "August-Wilhelm Scheer Institute for Digital Products and Processes".

 

"The Rudolf Diesel Medal is a very special honor for me. It is a recognition of the path I have taken as a scientist and entrepreneur. My drive has always been to successfully turn ideas from my research into products and services. This still drives me today."

 

Prof. Scheer's latest book, "Composable Enterprise", outlines the architecture for the digitized enterprise of the future.

About Scheer Holding

Scheer Holding supports and manages the merger of innovative and technology-oriented companies in one network. Scheer GmbH, imc AG and Scheer PAS Deutschland GmbH as established companies are the driving forces for the start-ups in this network.

 

August-Wilhelm Scheer, professor for business informatics, inventor of the ARIS concept and successful entrepreneur since the foundation of IDS Scheer AG, established Scheer Holding GmbH as a network of high-growth IT companies. Process expertise, high quality, innovative strength and focus on customer benefits characterize products and services. The close exchange with science and research additionally increases the innovative power of the individual companies and opens up new markets. As the sole shareholder of Scheer Holding, Scheer holds significant stakes in the network companies. Investments in start-up companies are made while at the same time emphasizing the entrepreneurial power of the start-up management.

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