How Electronic Learning and Social Reading Merges to a New Learning Experience




Volker Zimmermann (IMC)


There are four major forces that come together to change the paradigms of how we are going to learn in the future: (1) With the next interactive e-Books, reading and learning in the classroom using Internet technology not only allows new Instructional design, but also simplify the lives of students and teachers. Both aspects together will increase the acceptance of technology for learning and will allow for greater growth in this area. (2) Cloud technologies allow the ubiquitous use of learning material in class, at home, or in learning in individual or group settings. (3) Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones allow easy access to teaching materials, user interfaces simplify and enable children, as well as professionals and seniors, Access training from anywhere. (4) Social communities allow a social learning experience, learning is mainly a social process. These four great forces are realized in the applications of learning in which the electronic books are placed at the center of the learning process. In the seminar, in addition to examples and best practices, will also discuss how to create eBooks and how to use them in different scenarios, both online and in the classroom.



Author's biography

Volker Zimmermann

Dr. Volker Zimmermann, born on December 3, 1967, is the co-founder of IMC AG. As a member of its Executive Committee, he is responsible for international sales, new business (research and development) and HR. Volker Zimmermann studied Business Administration at the University of Sarrland and at the University of California, San Diego (USCD). He wrote his thesis, which was awarded "summa cum laude" in 1998 at the Institute for Business Information Technology (Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. multi-August-Wilhelm Scheer), University of Saarland. This one was on the subject "Direction of processes of business oriented to objects". In 1999 his thesis was awarded by the Institute for Empirical Economics of Saarbruecken. Zimmermann has written several books and more than 40 publications. He also has extensive experience in the field of web-based training and e-Learning, both based on the results of his academic research.

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