E-Learning Punk
Our call for loud & colourful
e-learning content

E-Learning Punk

The trends of the education rebellion

You want to stand out from the grey mass of boring web-based trainings (WBTs) and inspire your learners with cool, creative and engaging content? Then you've come to the right place! E-Learning Punk is an article and talk series for all L&D Pros who want to dare something and believe that digital training has to be colourful and loud.

E-learning's not dead. It's time for

Every day new trends in digital training emerge - from game-based learning to mobile learning.

Every month we present a trend in an article, explain and give suggestions and tips on how to implement it in the company.


Every three months, we also discuss the latest and greatest of the last few months with experts in a talk session.

Illustration of a Hand showing the "Sign of Horns" E-Learning Trends


Rapid Content Development

Sometimes things have to happen quickly: This also applies to the creation of digital training. We check why fast creating digital trainings is possible but risky.

Digital Learning Journey

Reaching the destination with the right blend of formats: Digital learning journeys capitalise on the strengths of each learning format to create a motivating and activating learning experience.

[E-Learning Punk] Exploratory 3D Learning
Exploratory 3D Learning

Not only movies like “Avatar”, but also learning content can benefit from spatially compelling images. We explain the advantages of this professional development trend and present you application scenarios for 3D learning.

Learning with GIFs
Learning with GIFs

Social media is not the only place for GIFs. They can also make learning more vivid and entertaining. We have compiled the most important arguments as well as some tips for the use of GIFs in e-learning for you.

E-Learning Punk: Diversity in e-learning
A plea for diverse learning content

Diversity is increasingly becoming a hygiene factor in our working world. E-Learning Content Project Manager Kenny appeals: “The diversity you want must also be reflected in your learning content.”

[E-Learning Punk] Digital Fastfood
Digital rebellion or digital fastfood?

During the corona crisis companies are catapulted into the digital future. But how much of the current digitalisation efforts in professional development are really sustainable?

[E-Learning Punk] Virtual Classroom Preview
Rock 'n' roll in the virtual classroom

Virtual lessons are on the rise. Find out how the virtual instructions work, what you should pay special attention to and which providers offer virtual classrooms software.

E-Learning Punk: Photo of Jennifer Fritz, immersive learning expert E-Learning Trends
Immersive Learning during the Crisis

Immersion is one of the most successful learning methods. Jennifer Fritz, VR expert, points out the potential benefits of using Virtual Reality especially during this unprecedented times.

e-learning punk: social learning E-Learning Trends
Social Learning While Social Distancing

Social learning is among the top e-learning trends in times of corona and social distancing. Discover three social learning scenarios in the business context and pick up specific tips for realising them.

e-learning punk: quiz apps E-Learning Trends
The quiz show phenomenon in e-learning

Quiz apps for learning? For sure! We will talk about the success factors of quizzes, introduce areas of application for quiz apps in companies and give you 5 tips for their use in continuing education.

E-Learning Punk: Pictur of Wolfram Jost whos talking about KI Learning E-Learning Trends
AI Learning

"Artificial intelligence is already further than critics believe." imc board member Dr. Wolfram Jost explains in this interview how far AI actually is using illustrative examples.

e-learning punk: gamification and game-based learning E-Learning Trends
Go for Game-based Learning

We talk about what lies beneath the trend of this playful knowledge transfer method. We explain why it works so well and present 3 application scenarios for learning games in the company.

e-learning punk: mobile learning E-Learning Trends
Mobile Learning Life-Hacks

Smartphones, Twitter & Co. are already part of our everyday lives. With our life-hacks you will create inspriring and engaging content that your team can consume from anywhere.

E-Learning Punk: Blended Learning E-Learning Trends
Blended Learning Recipe

Blended learning is like a balanced meal. In our interview instructional designer Malte Arends reveals his recipe for perfect blended learning, every time.

e-learning punk video based learning E-Learning Trends
Watch out: Video-based Learning

You'll get to now the benefits of video learning and five major training video formats. Finally, you woll get tips on how to create training videos.


Talk sessions

Punky Talk #5: Sven R. Becker

Instead of focusing on trends, our E-Learning Punk 2020 Festive Season Special takes a closer look at the e-learning basics: What are the fundamentals companies need to have in place before they can focus their efforts on the latest digital professional development trends? Sven R. Becker, Member of the Board of imc, reveals how to build a solid foundation.

E-Learning Punk Talk Virtual Classrooms
Punky Talk #4: Dr. Fabian Kempf

Dr. Fabian Kempf is Managing Directors of Vitero, a virtual classroom tool provider. The highlight of the Vitero software is its user interface which depicts a virtual room based on the real world. Yet, Dr. Kempf is not a fan of poorly modelled 3D avatars. Find out why.

E-Learning Punk: Picture of Katharina Kunz, blended learning expert E-Learning Trends
Punky Talk #3: Katharina Kunz

Katharina, an expert for learning strategies, helps companies link learning content, systems and people to create a working learning ecosystem. She is appealing to those in charge of professional development to provide their learning offer in buffet form.

E-Learning Punk: Picture of Roman Rackwitz, gamification expert E-Learning Trends
Punky Talk #2: Roman Rackwitz

Roman Rackwitz has been involved in gamification since 2007 and has already been named one of the top 10 gamification experts in the world. In the E-Learning Punky Talk, he discusses game-based learning, quiz-based learning and AI.

E-Learning Punk: Picture of Karlheinz Pape, e-learning expert E-Learning Trends
Punky Talk #1: Karlheinz Pape

In this E-Learning Punk Talk, Karlheinz Pape, founder of the German Corporate Learning Community, talks about his favourite topic, self-directed learning, as well as the current digital training trends video-based learning, blended learning and mobile learning.

Like. Follow. Share.

Discuss e-learning trends with us and become part of our lively and interactive social media world. Choose your channel and off you go: tweet, like, post, discuss, share and recommend.

Under the hashtag #eLearningPunk you can find all articles and videos of the series. You can also use the hashtag to post and discuss questions to our talk guests.

Contact person


Since 2014 I have been part of the marketing & communication team at imc. My heart beats for creative campaigns, exciting content and digital innovations. My goal is to make digital topics understandable and simple to the point. My passions besides my job are good books and sports.


I am always happy to receive feedback on the series at [email protected].

Photo of Vanessa Klein
Vanessa Klein
Senior Event and Communication Manager