IMC AG is today one of the leading full service providers in the field of digital training. Established in 1997 as a spin-off of Saarland University, the company has been built on a strong history of innovation. IMC supports companies, public institutions and training establishments of all sizes and from all industries with the implementation of tailor-made training processes. The integrated product portfolio, comprising solutions in the fields of learning and talent management, e-learning content, authoring and publishing, process guidance, smart shows and video as well as massive open online courses, represents flexibility, customer- and process orientation and the efficient use of cloud technologies. Today, more than 4 million users and over 1,000 customers all over the world trust in IMC’s award winning solutions. As an innovative learning technology company IMC also takes part in various national and European research projects. Together with project partners we investigate new trends in learning technologies and create prototypes of new learning software.
Approximately 180 highly qualified and motivated employees serve IMC´s customers all over the world. IMC has its headquarters in Saarbrücken, Germany, with subsidiaries in Freiburg, Munich, as well as offices in Australia, Austria, Great Britain, Romania Switzerland and USA.
ROLE IN THE INTUITEL PROJECT
As a service and technology provider for e-Learning solutions IMC AG has a rich experience in commercial Learning Management System (LMS) development (IMC Learning Suite). IMC contributes this experience to INTUITEL as a leading partner of the Work Package “Commercial LMS integration”. The objective is to integrate the commercial LMSs IMC Learning Suite with the other components of the INTUITEL project and thus to enhance the LMS with features that have so far been provided only by human tutors. The INTUITEL enabled LMS will give the learner – automatically deduced – guidance and feedback to achieve the required competencies. A necessary prerequisite for the LMS integration is developed within the Work Package “LMS enhancement”. IMC contributes to this Work Package with the specification and implementation of extensions and plug-ins for the IMC Learning Suite that enable the system to communicate with INTUITEL components. To this end, IMC will integrate three interfaces into the Learning Suite: a User Score Extractor (USE) providing the learner’s results in certain courses and other contextual learner data, a Tutorial Guidance (TUG) interface that allows to give natural feedback to the user and a Learning Object Recommender (LORE) interface to recommend specific learning objects for the user. IMC is moreover involved in the dissemination and exploitation activities of INTUITEL contributing in particular with contacts and activities across the e-learning industry.