LEARNTEC is the most important platform for digital learning in Europe
The “number one” in digital education reinforces its leading position
The 25th LEARNTEC, which took place at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre from 24 to 26 January, was larger than ever. With over 7,500 international professional visitors and congress participants from more than 25 countries, the organizer’s high expectations were fulfilled (2016: 7,250 visitors). “The growing importance of digital education is also evident in the stimulating atmosphere that prevailed at the fair and that was echoed in social media”, said Britta Wirtz, CEO of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH.
Here you can find the complete final report of LEARNTEC 2017.
Digital education scenarios have arrived in the mainstream of our society
LEARNTEC has been following this evolution towards a digital learning culture for more than two decades. While back in the early 1990s, only experts would have been familiar with the term “e-learning”, it is as relevant as ever in the current age of digitisation, immigration and globalisation. Yes, it is safe to say that this question has established itself in the mainstream of our society. When LEARNTEC was held for the first time, hardly anyone would have imagined how digital media is second nature for us today.
Over 7,500 international trade visitors attended the LEARNTEC 2017
Digital learning media are on the rise and have established themselves in many areas in recent years – for instance in schools, universities, public institutions and, needless to say, in companies as well. They are now a fixed part of integrated education concepts. As well as this, more and more people are using digital media privately to acquire knowledge, to further their education or to acquire new skills. Education experts Jörg Dräger and Ralph Müller-Eiselt even claim that digitisation is changing education on a scale that has not been seen since the introduction of letterpress printing and compulsory schooling.
IMC and GoodHabitz enter exclusive partnership
Saarbrücken-based IMC will expand its portfolio with prefabricated learning content from GoodHabitz. IMC Board Spokesman Christian Wachte r announces IMC standard contents which will “distinctively stand out” from current market offerings. The price model of the Dutch partner company GoodHabitz, which is to offer learning contents for a flat rate, will also be implemented in Germany.
IMC opens subsidiary in Singapore
In August, digital learning provider IMC has opened a branch office in the Asian island state. The company aims to foster a closer relation with its Asian customers and boost its presence in the South-East Asian growth region. Lawrence Loh of IMC Singapore explains that the activities of his office will be “closely aligned to the country’s transformation into a digital economy.”
OECD presents „Education at a Glance 2016” report
The German educational system has been given high grades in the international OECD survey: Nearly all 15-to-29-year-olds are at school, in vocational training or employment. The dual vocational education system is considered as exemplary. But educational expenses of 4,2% of GDP are below OECD average. There are 7,5 mio. Germans who are unable to read or write adequately.