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25 years of LEARNTEC – the changing face of digital learning culture
Between 24 and 26 January 2017, the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will play host to the exchange and information platform for digital education for the 25th time. Every year, over 7,250 HR decision-makers and IT managers from all over the world come to the trade fair and convention in Karlsruhe, where they can find out about the possibilities of digital learning from over 250 exhibitors from 14 countries and look for concrete solutions for imparting and managing knowledge. In recent years, the focus has also been expanded to include the digitisation of school and higher education.
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.
Some 7.250 international trade visitors attended the LEARNTEC 2016
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.
mmb industry monitor: E-Learning market grows by double digits
In 2015, the revenues of the e-Learning industry in Germany have increased by double digits for the fifth time in a row. The growth of 14% is an even better result than in 2014 and considerably higher than the growth of the whole economy that reached 1,7% in 2015. Further detailed information including a survey of vendors is provided in the mmb industry monitor “E-Learning industry”.
e-doceo becomes Talentsoft
The e-doceo brand name will be substituted by Talentsoft Learning . This is another step in the post merger integration process, after Talentsoft, a provider of talent management software, acquired e-doceo, one of the last independent French e-Learning companies in June. At LEARNTEC, the German e-doceo branch will inaugurate the brand name change for Germany.
Cash injection and new board member for GoodHabitz
GoodHabitz, the leading provider of online courses in the Netherlands, is now owned 50% by private equity fonds Parcom Capital who also provides growth capital of an unknown amount. Entrepreneur Robert van der Wallen, shareholder at Parcom, will join the supervisory board. In the foreseeable future, GoodHabitz wants to become the leading European provider of online trainings.
USA: Training expenditures remain static, e-Learning increases
According to the recently published Industry Report 2016 of Training Magazine , the corporate training expenditures in the US in 2016 of slightly over 70 bn. US$ remained unchanged compared to 2015. E-Learning continued to gain ground against face-to-face seminars. 75% of companies use LMSs and VCs. In 2017, higher expenses are expected for manager trainings and the topic of onboarding.