Partnership with HOLZMANN Medien

The partnership with Holzmann Medien is particularly important for Vision Education. A strong product requires strong partnerships. Through our new contract with Holzmann Medien, we have partnered with one of the leading specialist publishers in the German-speaking world. With its focus on crafts, small and medium-sized businesses and healthcare, this specialist publisher is the ideal partner for our innovative language solutions. ‘Rationell reinigen’ − its leading industry magazine − recommends the LearnMatch app for the building cleaning industry.

Holzmann Medien – where tradition goes hand in hand with innovation!

For over 80 years, Holzmann Medien has been one of the 50 largest business and specialist publishers in Germany. With specialist media in the trade, construction, smart engineering, cleaning, health and hotel industries, Holzmann Medien marries innovativation, quality and strength! There is no contradiction between tradition and innovation. On the contrary, Holzmann Medien combines the two in a perfect marriage.

A company based on strong principles

The creed of Holzmann Medien is: “Continuing education, training and further education really help people move forward”. Lifelong learning is a common faith within the company. All employees are firmly convinced that they are creating something valuable, whether as an educational coach for their readers or as a fair partner for customers and business partners. How do they achieve this? At Holzmann Medien, this is achieved through state-of-the-art tools such as online learning, apps and communities. However, the familiar books and magazines of their established brands are not neglected. The synergies between tradition and innovation result in increased trust and partnership, which in turn lead to enhanced user values and networks.

The vision: Specialist media of today build the success of tomorrow

Offline and online, but always with its finger on the pulse of digital transformation, Holzmann Medien designs the leading media of tomorrow. The dynamic family business works passionately on the future of new digital and analogue traditional media. Quality journalism for specialists is freed by the motto: “Strong brands for strong minds“. Holzmann Medien is focused on sustainable growth, innovative business models and the networking of its target groups.

We are looking forward with excitement and anticipation to our future growth in partnership with Holzmann Medien.

LearnMatch makes your holiday a dream holiday

LearnMatch makes your holiday a dream holiday – in a particularly innovative way. How? It’s very simple. No communication problems at reception, in the restaurant or at the hotel bar because staff have your language at their fingertips. LearnMatch has taken care of that and we count on your help to announce the good news to all hotels and restaurants. Why? So that soon every unique holiday experience runs smoothly. The best part? Never again having to explain with hands and feet that you need a hairdryer. And … never again having to worry about the waiter not understanding the food order. With LearnMatch, every business in the industry becomes a new tourist magnet. Why? Because tourists appreciate good service, and that includes the communication skills of the employees.

Tourism as an essential economic factor

With its new language learning solution for the hotel and tourism industry, Vision Education is breaking new ground! Our LearnMatch app is primarily designed as an international export product for countries in which tourism plays a significant role in the economy. The composition of the mother tongues integrated within the app is designed to match the needs of these locations.

The complete tourism industry solution

Within the two main sections, hotel and gastronomy, the new comprehensive set of vocabulary covers all areas, including topic blocks such as reception, housekeeping, service and kitchen. With more than 1,500 learning words and example sentences, our app now contains the most comprehensive technical vocabulary ever created for use within the LearnMatch Business App. The hotel vocabulary is made up of over 1,000 and the gastronomy vocabulary of over 500 learning words.

The hotel and gastronomy industry

Our two modules are available as either integrated or individual content, with the main learning languages being English and German. In summary, the tourism content is an international solution for countries where tourism is an important economic factor. Vision Education are bringing LearnMatch to countries such as Spain, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. That way in the future, communication between holidaymakers and hotel and catering businesses can run as smoothly as possible. LearnMatch makes your holiday a dream holiday – effortlessly.

LearnMatch is reliant on WORD OF MOUTH. Please spread the news that we are coming to support the tourism industry with LearnMatch. Our hope is that the industry will soon regain its previous momentum and come out of the crisis reaching ever-greater heights.

LearnMatch App shines in new splendor

LearnMatch App shines in a new splendor and design. Learning through play has always been very important to us. It has increasingly proven to be the right way to motivate learning. With the redesign of both the LearnMatch App and the LearnMatch Business App, this trend was continued with a stronger focus on the user experience. State-of-the-art design meets optimized functionality: all exercise types now have an even larger and more legible font size, and the content and navigation through the app is now even more intuitive and user-friendly.

Design Innovations

The LearnMatch App now features a consistent design, simplified and clear user interface with only 5 main areas (Training, Dictionary, LiveMatch, Ticker and Profile) and Lino, our language trainer. The easier handling of the app increases the fun factor. At the request of our users, we have also adapted the font size and made it easier to read. Due to the new design the LearnMatch App shines in new splendor, but also the fun factor didn’t get neglected.

Monthly contests

Up to now there have been new prizes to win every month in the Kicker Challenge. Because our audience is getting bigger and bigger worldwide, we have now agreed on prizes within the app to make it logistically better and easier to implement. Diligent practice is now more important than ever.

Motivation as the most important driving force

Also new are the various training animations. Thus, learners are increasingly motivated to have more fun during training. The learning experience is really cool because of the direct feedback.

Practice when and most importantly WHAT you want

From now on, our users can choose the vocabulary they want to practice or not practice. This allows us to focus more on individual wishes and needs.

Record progress continuously

With the new design, the progress in learning each word is continuously recorded. You can also see how many words are ready to be repeated. Above all, the progress in the individual sub-chapters is also displayed. Last but not least it remains to say that there are now learning stars for the learned vocabulary and points, which in turn are important for the ranking.

We can’t wait to see how the app’s new features are received by our loyal users and are looking forward to any kind of feedback.

 

Vision Education once again makes the shortlist

Vision Education once again makes the shortlist for a major international awards ceremony. Amazing achievements in learning technologies were celebrated at the glittering gala ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, UK on 27 November 2019. At the Learning Technologies Awards, we took second place in the category ‘Best use of mobile learning’. We found ourselves in good company, rubbing shoulders with Mobile Coach, Yap Books, m-Spine and Digital Chefs. Being surrounded by such inspiring business minds was a truly enriching experience for us.

What are the Learning Technologies Awards?

The Learning Technologies Awards represent a huge network of talent and creativity. They are arguably the most prestigious and credible awards within the UK’s learning & development industry. The awards recognize global commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies: being shortlisted is an achievement to be proud of. Finalists are selected by an independent judging panel composed of experts and organized by the eLearning Network.

Learning Technologies Award

This particular award recognizes organizations working within the field of learning technologies that have achieved exceptional outcomes within their customers’ organizations as a direct result of the content of the learning technologies that they have developed. Furthermore, it recognizes learning technologies companies that have made a positive contribution to their range of services or products, backed up by excellent customer service.

Learning Technologies Awards 2019

Over 150 participants from various countries gathered to reflect on ideas, innovations and technologies. The awards were presented in a variety of categories, including ‘Best learning technologies project – international commercial sector’, ‘Best learning technologies project – public & non-profit sector’, ‘Best use of mobile learning’, ‘Best use of social and collaborative learning technologies’, ‘Best use of learning technologies to ensure compliance’, ‘Best learning game’, ‘Most innovative new learning technologies product – international’, ‘Best learning platform implementation’, and even ‘Learning developer of the year’. Vision Education was nominated in the category ‘Best use of mobile learning’.

We warmly congratulate the winners in each category. In addition, we look forward to remaining connected with them in the years to come. Together, we can play our part in making this world a better place: we are sure of it.

Eat the Ball – new generation bread

Don’t play with your food, wasn’t that what they said?

We love languages. But we also have other passions. Food. Good food. We really enjoy eating – big time. Eat the Ball means that we can now pursue this passion. Our new partner gets you salivating while also awakening your “hunger for languages”. We’re delighted by this cooperation!

What is Eat the Ball?

Eat the Ball is an innovative Austrian company based in Salzburg. In 2012, they launched the world’s first branded bread, establishing a new category of functional branded bread at the same time.

How did it all start?

It all started in 2007 with a question: Why are there no real bread brands? The answer was sobering. Highly important foods, such as bread, are only marketed within generic categories. Marketing of genuine, distinguishable branded products with individual quality characteristics? Error 404, not found.

Who’s behind Eat the Ball?

The question they asked in 2007 kept bothering Michael Hobel and Norbert Kraihamer. Their interest in bread and brands kept buzzing around their brains for years. In 2012, they decided to launch Eat the Ball in Austria. In 2013, they took their first steps towards Germany and the USA. Their goal is to establish the world’s first real bread brand.

How is Eat the Ball bread made?

Eat the Ball is made using the innovative technology pro.ferment.iced®, which enables bread to be produced in special shapes. This is a patented production process that relies on slow cooking processes at low temperatures. It results in a completely natural bread from Austria that stays fresh for longer. Before Eat the Ball, there had basically been no recent innovations on the bread market. This is why EtB is also referred to as “new generation bread”.

An important contribution to sustainability in the food industry

Bread is not particularly popular among today’s generation. As a result, EtB would like to jazz up this staple food of years gone by, especially for their young target group. Eat the Ball’s new bread-making technology is also making an important contribution to sustainability. The bread’s shelf life is an important step in the fight against food waste: the patented production process makes bread that naturally stays fresh for longer and contains valuable nutrients.

 

 

We share the same vision for future generations. That is also why we wanted to collaborate with people whose values are the same as ours. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us.

EDVEC – our new education partner!

We have ventured to undertake an overseas cooperation – again! This time, we’ve gone all the way to the other side of the world. We would like to introduce you to another highly valuable cooperation partner.

Edvec publishes a range of educational materials for over 1,200 educational institutions all over Japan. The materials are focused on English language learning. However, Edvec is not limited to English language materials. Educational Venture Corporation was established in 1997. Ever since then, the corporation has been providing educational materials and software, as well as classroom management tools and teacher training programs. Their materials are used by clients all over the world. The main focus and specialisation are the development and delivery of 4-skills, self-study, English, Japanese and Chinese language training programs. Additionally, Edvec also provides maths programs for K-12 learners.

Their best-selling language learning program is MyET (My English Tutor). MyET is a self-study listening and speaking training app that is used all over the world. It analyses spoken language and provides feedback. Users become more fluent and confident when speaking. Nihongo dojo is their newest program. It aims to help people learn Japanese online through self-study.

 

 

Edvec has actively engaged in the global market in education since 2015. At present, it proudly collaborates with educational providers in Austria, Germany, the UK, Canada, the USA, France, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and India. Their main goal is to provide their clients with the highest quality educational products. Furthermore, their mission is to provide support and expert consulting services.  Their consulting services are based on the latest academic research.

Together with Edvec, we believe that learning is a lifelong process. Development empowers every person to grow on an individual level and contribute positively to society. Our joint goal is to support learning at home, at school, in the workplace or in the community. How? By meeting the ever-changing need of our customers. Ultimately, our vision is to help our customers realise their goals through education.

But what is the most effective way to learn? When the process is embedded in a playful and emotive context: that’s when learning takes place almost automatically. With the support of Edvec, we would like to continue spreading this recipe for success worldwide. As a result, we are very much looking forward to our forthcoming cooperation.

aprende and learnmatch

LearnMatch-App supports Aprende.org

Hola LearnMatch amigos!

Our first project in South America, namely Pro Mujer, has already proven that we don’t just have a head for football. But now it’s time for us to go one step further. Vision Education is now  supporting the NGO project APRENDE, together with the Carlos Slim Foundation. And our app LearnMatch plays a huge role!

NGO projects that are of global importance are a matter close to our heart.  With Aprende.org, we have brought on board the most important learning platform in Latin America! In the future, our LearnMatch app will offer linguistic support for this free platform. Aprende.org has been developed for people who are keen to learn new things. Users will be able to access a diverse range of languages free of charge. Thereby they can expand their language skills. All that for a bigger goal: more education for all! A matter truly dear to our heart.

Collaboration

© Aprende.org

What is the Aprende.org platform?

The Aprende.org platform focuses on areas supported by the Carlos Slim Foundation.  The aim is to offer assistance in the areas of education, employment, culture and health to people with little access to education. The mobile version of Aprende.org is also free for active Telcel and Infinitum users. Some of the courses are developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Their goal is to help users develop specific skills so that they can find better jobs later on.

aprende.org ngo

© Aprende.org

How is the platform structured?

The platform consists of three main areas: Education and Culture, Capacítate Occupation and Capacítate Health. Under Education and Culture, you will find courses in primary and secondary education, higher education and digital media. Capacítate Occupation offers training and further education in finance, construction, health care, technology and tourism. Capacítate Health puts together proposals for health care in the workplace or at school, among other things.

We are excited to see how users in Latin America respond to our LearnMatch app, and look forward to working with the Carlos Slim Foundation and Aprende.org.

Piepenbrock – our big new partner!

Dear LearnMatch friends,

We have good news for you again! Now it’s official! A new big partner is on board!

And not just anybody! It is Germany’s number 1 in building cleaning! We are proud to be able to provide our users with even more high-quality input in the mobile language learning app with Piepenbrock in the future. Thus the industry solution for technical German for building cleaning has found an enormously important customer with the will to improve their own internal communication and productivity.

Hard facts about Piepenbrock

With 60 branches and around 27,000 employees at a total of 800 locations, Piepenbrock ensures satisfied customers every day in the maintenance, cleaning, facility management and security business segments. But also special competences such as DGUV inspections, winter services, energy management, clean room cleaning and green area maintenance belong to the first-class range of services. More than 12,500 customers use the clean services.

Sustainable action is a top priority

But Piepenbrock is more than just a cleaning company.  Piepenbrock also stands for sustainable action. The implementation of the “Piepenbrock Goes Green” environmental programme, the close cooperation with the Plan International Deutschland e. V. children’s charity and the fact that the company has been bearing the “Ensured Sustainability” seal of the German private institute for sustainability and economy since 2014 are proof of this. Since 2019, Piepenbrock has also been involved in social projects and supports the Stiftung Deutsche Demenzhilfe.

We are looking forward to working with Germany’s leading provider of cleaning services.

Vision Education in the Finals! :O

Yes, Vision Education actually made the FINAL! But no, it’s not what you think. It wasn’t a football final. 😛 We made it to the EdTechXEurope Final!

We were among the TOP 20 EdTechXGlobal Award 2019 Startup Finalists at EdTechXEurope. This position put us in good company, alongside CENTURY Tech, StudySmarter, Eduten, New Campus, iHeed and Chalk. Being surrounded by such inspiring business minds truly enriched us.

Vision Education as a Finalist

But what is EdTechXEurope?

EdTechXEurope is the learning community’s largest get-together. It took place for the 7th time this year. The awards ceremony was held on 18 June in London’s The Brewery. Over 900 thinkers from over 60 countries came together to exchange ideas, innovations and technologies. “Learning is the New Tech” was the motto. Awards were presented in three categories: EdTechXGlobal Startup Awards, EdTechXGlobal Scale-Up Awards and EdTechXGlobal Impact Awards. Vision Education was nominated in the EdTechXGlobal Startup category. There the focus was on the most significant innovation and the biggest growth in 2018. A global jury had to consider a number of factors, including scale and market impact. The same jury selected the finalists and winners of the EdTechXGlobal Startup.

We warmly congratulate the winners in each category. Also we look forward to remaining connected with them in the years to come. Together we can contribute and make this world a better place. We are convinced of that.

More information is available at: http://ecosystem.edtechxeurope.com/2019-edtech-startup-award-winners

1 million downloads!

Today we are proud to share the news that we have cracked the 1 million download mark! Our journey started in 2017, with the idea of creating an app that enables users to learn languages in a way that fits in with their lives and their passions.

It’s been two years full of roller coaster moments. Every day we give our best to improve the app in order to provide our users with the best language learning experience possible. New ideas have been created, new features and functions have been added – all for our motivated language learners.

We couldn’t be happier with today’s achievement – an achievement which is rooted in the input from our fantastic users. Maybe you are one of those amazing people who helped us with feedback, or simply gave us the chance to put a smile on your face along with all your unique LearnMatch experiences. You have all contributed a great deal towards helping us create this language learning platform with all its amazing features and functions. Thank you for that!

We are looking at a really big number: 1 million LearnMatch downloads. O-N-E M-I-L-L-I-O-N. Wow! That makes us very proud and spurs us on to further increase this number and help more people around the world to learn languages with our app.

We hope that you will continue to accompany us on this path!