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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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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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Gold in Asia for best Learning Management System

The imc team in Asia was awarded Gold for the category of the best Learning Management System at the HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards. The award recognised the local presence and expertise of imc Asia

02. December 2021

imc wins gold in Asia for the second time in a row! On November 19, the HRM Asia Readers' Choice Awards took place, where the winners in 16 categories were announced online at the HR Tech Festival Asia, which featured HR technology solution providers and industry partners. The judges especially recognised solutions and providers that support the HR community in Asia to navigate this new era of HR and the workplace.

 

imc Asia proudly accepted the Gold award for the Best Learning Management System at the annual event.

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Ivana Lee, imc’s Managing Director Asia, said:

 

“We are delighted to receive this award. Especially in Asia, it is so important to be known for high-quality solutions.

With our German technology and the ability to translate our knowledge to the needs of the Asian market, I am very proud of our team, strategic partners, and the work we have done to serve our customers.

We will continue to strengthen our presence here.”

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The HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards are presented each year to bring together the entire ecosystem of service providers to this complex industry for one day every year and offers recognition for the best of the best of industry partners and solution providers: consultants, recruiters, technology providers, relocation experts, trainers and coaches, and more.

Learn more about HRM Asia Awards.

 

Want to know more about our award-winning LMS? Then check here for further information about imc Learning Suite.

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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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imc AG expands portfolio of solutions for schools

Welcome to the hybrid classroom: imc AG expands portfolio of solutions for schools

imc AG, leading provider for digital training and professional development makes schools fit for digitalisation

Saarbruecken, 02 August 2021

Today, imc AG is presenting its My Digital School programme, expanding its portfolio for schools.

It was already well-known before the corona crisis: Germany’s schools are lagging behind considerably with their digital equipment. However, schools can only be successfully digitalised if the right conditions are created, and teachers are trained in handling and utilising relevant media and learning content. This is why imc wants to share its experience from 25 years of corporate learning with schools and school boards.

 

imc has been cooperating with several schools for a few years, and regularly exchanges ideas with them. Thus, the obvious next step is to expand the offer and support schools around the world with the expertise gained in this field. My Digital School aims to help teachers and schools to design tailored virtual and hybrid models, and realise them in a meaningful way.

 

imc Board Spokesman Christian Wachter has been driving cooperations with schools for many years. He is very aware of the issues many schools face:

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Christian Wachter, Board Spokesman, imc

“For one, there is a lack of expertise like knowing how to use modern communication tools and systems. Moreover, relevant teaching and learning concepts need to be developed, given that digital learning differs from traditional lessons. Filming a face-to-face lesson or sending out an overhead slide in PDF format does not make it digital learning. Nevertheless, providing encouragement to take a step towards digitalisation is a matter close to our hearts. This past year, we realised numerous successful projects in schools that can serve as best practice examples for others.”

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Find out more about My Digital School

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Innovation Pack 14.10

Innovation Pack 14.10 and a view into the future of learning management systems

The latest updates for the imc Learning Suite have arrived! Learn more about Innovation Pack 14.10 and get some insights into our plans for the future.

08.07.2021

It is already the second half of the year: Time for some imc Learning Suite updates! But we don’t just want to give you some details about Innovation Pack 14.10, we also want to share some insights into our vision for the imc Learning Suite (iLS) in the near future. 

But first, let's have a look at the new IP 14.10 features at a glance: 

  • 24/7 proctoring with Examity: Customers can now use Examity within the iLS around the clock. This leading proctoring service will be connected via API providing a seamless integration into the LMS. Examity is the first proctoring solution which fulfils common data privacy directives. 

 

  • Smoother User Experience with seamless Cisco WebEx integration: The imc Learning Suite will provide a WebEx Connector for seamless Cisco WebEx Meetings and from now on also online training within the LMS. 

 

  • Effortless On-the-job training management: Supervisors can now assign on-the-job training modules to their team via the My staff page. This new capability makes organising On-the-Job training even smoother, saving time whilst setting up training events and enabling more individualised task lists. 

What we are also working on...

There are two main topics, which we believe are crucial for the future of corporate learning: Learning Analytics and Learning Experience. These focus topics keep us busy these days and we're intensively working on them to present you with some more details as soon as possible. If you'd like to get a sneak peek in advance, have a look in the further details about IP 14.10.

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imc Express: new AI-based authoring software

imc AG presents imc Express – the new AI-based authoring software

With the new authoring tool "imc Express", the e-learning provider opens up the possibility for companies to quickly and easily digitise knowledge.

Saarbruecken, 06 May 2021

imc AG is launching the new cloud-based software imc Express that enables users to create e-learning courses and digital training quickly and effectively.

imc Express requires no prior knowledge or app installation, and can be used on any device. An extensive toolkit offers great flexibility with features including design templates, image databases, surveys and much more. A range of options for the output format such as text or audio and the integration on artificial intelligence (AI) in imc Express help to achieve maximum productivity. For instance, the software can translate contents into almost all languages of the world at the click of a button.

User-generated content is in demand

The driving force behind the development of this intelligent authoring tool was the ever-increasing demand for user-generated content in corporate learning – learning content created by employees themselves. The vision: imc Express is designed to enable everyone – from apprentice through production staff to managers – to digitise their knowledge in a quick and straightforward manner and share it with others.

Further information

More information on imc Express here

Next generation user-generated content: Interview here

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Fosway ranking: imc’s Digital Training solutions rise up to Strategic Challenger group

The latest analyse of the Fosway Group introduces their report about Digital Learning. imc AG could, in addition to the improvement in the category of Learning Systems, also rise within the sector of individual learning content. This is the third year in a row imc could improve and is now among the Strategic Challengers.

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Saarbruecken, 04.03.2021

The latest analysis of the Fosway Group in the field of Digital Learning has been published today. Fosway ranks imc’s tailor-made content solutions among the Strategic Challengers. imc is one of very few companies who manage to offer both a Learning Management System as well as Individual Content on such a high level.

This is the first time imc has been ranked in this category, as they were before seen as a Core Challenger and now moved up to the second-best category. Strategic Challengers, explains Fosway, provide solid performance with solutions that have a richer and broader suite of capability than most other solutions in the Fosway 9-Grid™.

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Sven R. Becker, board member of imc and in charge of the content department is very happy with the result: “We are very honoured with the result and our position among the best competitors worldwide. Our individual projects with customers like Audi, Villeroy & Boch or Jägermeister are always challenging and we aim to provide a high-quality, holistic and hybird learning experiences.”

Fosway 9-Grid™ 2021 Digital Learning

Fosway 2021 digital learning
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You can find the full ranking of Fosway with the figures for 2021 here.

For more information about the Fosway Group itself check here.

 

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imc AG continues to improve according to Fosway 9-Grid™ analysis

The independent analyst Fosway has introduced their latest report about Learning Systems. The imc Learning Suite rises the third year in a row and ranks among the top Core Leaders.

Fosway 2021 learning systems

Saarbruecken, 28.01.2021

The latest analysis of the Fosway Group in the field of Learning Systems has been published today. Fosway ranks imc’s Learning Management System as a Core Leader in the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems, reflecting consistent growth and progress over the last three years on this high level.

In 2019, imc was ranked as a Core Challenger, improved 2020 to a Core Leader, and was in 2021 able to rise further in this category with increasing trajectory. Core Leaders highlight a very good track record of enterprise win rate, customer delivery and advocacy.

 

“imc continues to show strong growth and success in the Learning Systems market, both in DACH, across Europe and beyond.” Said David Wilson, CEO of Fosway Group. “It has always been an innovator but is now showing that on a wider enterprise stage, as well as its ability to deliver customer success.”

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imc’s CEO Christian Wachter praises the team for the steady improvements: “We are very honoured with the result and our position among the best competitors worldwide.

The team did a really great job here and our strategy of holistic and individual learning journeys and client-oriented technologies pays off. We will continue working on our learning analytic tools and hopefully make it to the Strategic Leaders in the future.”

Fosway 9-Grid™ 2021 Learning Systems

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The full issue of Fosway with the figures for 2021 can be found here.

More information about the Fosway Group itself you find 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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