Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. (FKC) is your full-service provider for e-learning and multi-lingual educational measures with three locations – Frankfurt am Main, Basel and its head office in Munich. With over twelve million learners in more than 1,500 projects, Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. – founded in 1996 by Guy Fischer and Thomas Knoblauch – is one of the high-quality e-learning providers. A team of 80 permanent employees ensures the highest quality standards.
As a full-service provider, we do not only support you during the production and implementation, but also assist you as your expert advisor. We support you in the analysis of educational needs and existing educational structures and in the identification of the target group and the existing e-business strategy with the objective of facilitating and optimising the further education of your employees.
During the conception, a concrete plan for creating a learning programme is drawn up. In two steps, first the rough and then the fine concept are developed. The concept is created by the concept developer in coordination with the customer's project manager. During the conception, the content is structured, the media use and methods are specified and the learning objectives are discussed.
The script is the core of every e-learning programme. It is a detailled description of the multimedia learning units that need to be developed. Processes, interactions and visualisations are specified. The script is the fundamental structure of an e-learning programme.
During the media production, we put the expertise of our employees to good use. Due to our in-house recording studio, we can carry out audio recordings professionally.
Would you like to use the e-learning programme on your learning platform? Our technology experts will help you with the technical integration of the learning media.
You haven't got your own capacity for the operation of the IT infrastructure? We are happy to do the hosting, maintenance and service for you.
As an industry-independent e-learning full-service provider, we look back on a multitude of successfully implemented projects.
Amongst our satisfied customers are international corporations from a range of industries such as automotive, pharmaceutics, medical technology, mechanical engineering, publishing or retail. But have also worked successfully with small and medium-sized enterprises.
Below you can see a small selection of our reference customers:
We have found the cooperation with Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. very competent and customer-orientated. Our requests are quickly addressed and our requirements are implemented accordingly.
– Dr. Frank Boeckelmann, Wacker Chemie AG
The willingness to embark on interesting topics and to explore new avenues as well as the guarantee that even short-term deadlines will be met are what distinguishes Fischer, Knoblauch & Co.
– Dr. Johann Fickler, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
Tamedia is working with FKC because the company manages to develop custom-made solutions for its customers. Tamedia was able to develeop two web-based training programmes in cooperation with FKC, which stand out due to their quality and high efficiency.
– Florus Mulder, Tamedia
In FKC, we have found a partner who has managed to excellently find their way into our process house and who has implemented the projects reliably, quickly and with great success.
– Roland Schnurpfeil, Bauerfeind
We value FKC's professional support before and during project phases as well as the reliable and high-quality implementation of the agreed training content.
– Nico Kemmler, Seidensticker
So far, we have always experienced FKC as a reliable partner in the production of our web-based trainings: this applies to all steps from the consulting and conception to the implementation.
– Rüdiger Semper, head of TAK
We chose FKC because the focus is on the people, and the content and the way of conveying this content as well as the methods that FKC uses were individually tailored to the customer.
– Walther Schwob, Power Equipment Customer Service Operation, Honda Deutschland
FKC – Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. – is a valued partner to us, that has been assisting us successfully in all e-learning matters for many years. We always managed to find an open communication and a suitable solution which we successfully completed the projects with. We especially value the creativity and the joint dialogue as well as the essential learning-didactic and technical know-how.
– Bernhard Mühlbauer, Qualification Programmes Aftersales / BD-512, BMW AG
In order for us to be able to implement the best-possible solution for every e-learning production, we are working in cooperation with renowned partners. Together we are able to create e-learning programmes on a high-end level.
Speexx is an innovative language learning programme which is used by over 1,000 companies, universities and educational institutes. Fischer, Knoblauch und Co. is happy to offer the English courses "Tutor" and "Active". They offer the participant the opportunity to learn English flexibly any time at their own speed or to refresh existing knowledge.
Both e-learning courses feature a clearly-structured learning path, which helps the learner to work in an effective and goal-orientated manner. Additionally, the course Active offers the option to consolidate the content in regularly carried out virtual classrooms and to communicate actively via written chats or microphone.
Haufe Akademie is a partner to numerous major companies in Germany and a companion for the personal and professional development of the individual specialists and executives.
Haufe Akademie's objective is to increase the company's performance by systematically developing and supporting the "human factor". In cooperation with Haufe Akademie, Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. plans and produces e-learning programmes dealing with a wide variety of topics.
Articulate is the global market leader for rapid e-learning solutions. Thousands of customers from business, administration and research in over 50 countries use the powerful and intuitive technologies to teach fast and effectively even over great distances. Apart from their flexibility, the Articulate products are also captivating due to their very simple operation and their design. Thus, presentations can be enhanced with impressive, interactive content in a very easy way.
Knowledge and effectively mastering the EDP applications are one of the fundamental requirements for employees. On one hand, the knowledge of office software increases professional opportunities and on the other hand supports productivity within the company as well as the administration. That is how the growing demand for respective e-learning tools which facilitate high-quality as well as economical further training in this area can be explained.
Gopas is a trustful partner of Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. – especially for the creation of standardised e-learning programmes about MS Office and Windows 7 which are captivating due to their level of interaction and clarity.
iic link is one of four management consultancy firms of the iic Group, which by now has 20 years of experience in the target-oriented support of organisations. iic link's focus is on (self-organised) learning in organisations and a holistic personnel development, particularly the structuring of leadership principles in periods of change.
Numerous successful projects have managed to convince customers – including innovative training programmes, effective coachings as well as agile consulting appoaches, all in the context of change management. In the last few years, iic link has already successfully implemented many projects – especially dealing with the design of digital content and learning environments – in cooperation with FKC.
eFrontPro is a leading learning and talent development platform for large businesses with high user volumes. The eFrontPro learning and talent development platform provides an easy-to-use interface combined with all the necessary features for enterprise use including advanced customisation requirements. The Epignosis LLC made a strategic move to partner with Fischer, Knoblauch & Co.
As an authorised reseller of eFrontPro, Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. helps customers to choose between a selective portfolio of learning management systems in order to maximise the effectiveness of their e-learning content.
We have a continuously strong commitment to developing tailor-made training solutions. Therefore, we are very pleased that our commitment is recognised by external experts.
Below, you can see a small selection of the awards that Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. have won.
For the second year in a row, FKC received a prize at the Brandon Hall Awards - this time bronze for the product "Miele Mobile Learning" in the category "Best Use of Mobile Learning!". Miele Mobile Learning is a tablet-optimized version of the successfully used e-learning modules which have been made for Miele home products. The mobile modules focus on the most important features, interactively and playfully prepared and supplemented by short video and animation sequences. They are completed by small learning success controls. The special feature: Miele Mobile Learning can be used in both formal and informal learning scenarios. So it can serve as a preparation for a classroom training, as well as a salesperson right before a sales conversation. The Brandon Hall Group is a well-known performance improvement research organization with more than 10,000 customers worldwide and 25 years of experience in providing world-class research and consulting services.
On June 21st, the presentation of the awards for Products with Special Didactic and Medial Quality took place for the 23rd time in Berlin - and FKC won 10 Seals. FKC was able to convince the jury in four categories: "Mathematical and Scientific Education", "Adult Education and Personnel Development", "Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education" and "IT, Communication and Media Education". The awards reflect how, time and again, FKC finds high-quality solutions that are individually tailored to the customer. Among other things, FKC’s new web application "Dori", which provides the learner with knowledge via chat format, earned an award alongside a virtual room through which the learner moves. There was also a WBT composed of EasyTeach movies in 3D space and a hidden object for an onboarding e-learning program. At the Comemenius-Edu-Media Awards, digital educational media from more than 250 producers, publishers, projects and authors were the subject of a vendor-neutral quality check. The jury included scientists, practitioners and educators from six European countries.
FKC take the first two places at this year's eLearningCHECK 2018: 1st place in the category "Individual Content Creation" and 2nd place in the category "Mobile Learning". FKC sets priorities in both categories: Our aim is to respond specifically to the individual needs of the learner while at the same time taking into account the entrepreneurial goals. The combination of didactic-pedagogical competence and implementation competence creates quality. Each of our products is unique and tailored to our customers in every detail. The use of mobile devices in everyday work today offers new opportunities for education and training. The focus is often on the 1: 1 transmission of e-learning content, but not the question: Are the contents also suitable for learning "on the side" and processed? Here we find technical and methodical-didactic solutions. Because effectiveness and acceptance by the learners are decisive criteria for success.
With the Miele Pedia project, FKC has received one of the industry's most prestigious awards in the category “Excellence in Learning / Best Use of Performance Support”. Miele Pedia is a large compendium for kitchen and floor equipment for enterprise-wide knowledge building, which is available in 67 language versions. "Excellence Award winners symbolize the power and impact that human capital management practices can have on a company or organization," said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group, responsible for the awards program. "There are many organizations with good HCM initiatives, but only if their business truly benefits from them they will deliver excellence. That's what the Excellence Award Program stands for. "The Brandon Hall Group is a well-known research and consulting organization in the field of human capital management. It provides insights into key performance areas such as learning and development, talent management, leadership development, talent development, and human resource management.
At this year's ITVA Award, the animation for the Miele project "Wine tempering cabinet" received the gold award in the "Point of Sale" category. The project was created by FKC, which has already been involved in other award-winning projects for Miele. For many years, FKC has been supporting Miele with the implementation of its e-learning projects. Miele could thereby see that, by the end of 2016, 146,000 learners had opened more than 4,600,000 pages!
At this year's 21st ITVA Award, the Miele Mobile Learning project "Highlights Kitchen Appliance Generation 6000" co-developed by FKC was awarded silver in the category "Interactive Applications / IPTV Projects / Internet". After the Comenius Award in 2016, this is already the second award for a mobile Miele project by FKC, which recognizes the high degree of interaction, the successful graphic implementation and the vivid animations of this WBT series.
This year, FKC was awarded the Comenius-EduMedia Award in the category "Allgemeine Multimediaprodukte" (General Multimedia Products) for the project "Miele Product Learning". GPI has been supporting pedagogically, creatively and in content outstanding ICT-supported educational media (didactic and general multimedia products, teaching and learning management systems, skill-enhancing computer games) with the Comenius-EduMedia Awards since 1995.
In the current ranking of the MMB-Institut für Medien- und Kompetenzforschung, Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. is in first place Germany-wide in the area of „Erstellung von E-Learning“ (e-learning creation). During the annual industry analysis of the German e-learning provider market, FKC managed to score with its almost 20 years of experience in the creation of individual content for e-learning programmes.
FKC produced a training on the topic of data quality ("Datenqualität") for HypoVereinsbank (HVB). The goal was to present this abstract topic in an appealing and exciting way in order to achieve the highest-possible level of acceptance within the target group. FKC adopted the following approach: short learning units with a playful concept. The rewards for this project were motivated learners and the eLearning AWARD 2015 in the category "Compliance Training"!
During the pilot project "Vaillant VRC 470 and LCMS", both project partners – FKC and Vaillant GmbH – had the difficult task of making the e-learning course units appealing to the company's international staff whilst also taking regional requirements into account. Additionally, there was a request to be able to create e-learning units for customers and making them available to them using the LCMS. The production within the LCMS was carried out in HTML5 so that the WBTs are browser and platform-independent as well as scalable. The project was awarded with the eLearning AWARD 2015 in the category "LCMS"!
In the category "Didaktik" (didactics), FKC convinced the judges in cooperation with KSB AG. The WBT "Die Etanorm" is a sales training programme for KSB AG employees worldwide who come into contact with the standardised water pump Etanorm. With exercises and different scenarios, the learner gets familiarised with its functionality and can instantly apply the acquired knowledge. The strong international focus posed no problem during the production. Additionally, the different language versions could be implemented quickly and easily using the FKC Nomoweb.
With the project "Schulungsmedien Produktbereich Schulter", FKC won the eLearning AWARD 2014 in cooperation with Bauerfeind AG. For the product launch of the bandages "OmoTrain" and "OmoTrainS", Bauerfeind AG wanted an appealing training programme for the sales representatives of the orthopedic department worldwide. In order to be able to illustrate the complex human anatomy, FKC worked with 3D illustrations and integrated training videos.
FKC wins the much sought-after eLearning AWARD in the area "Lernportal" (learning portal) with the project "Würth Pricing". The employees of the company Würth now discover the world of "pricing" with the help of an agent's trip around the world.
FKC wins the eLearning AWARD for the web-based training "BMW Bikes". BMW wanted to familiarise their employees with the topic of BMW Bikes and to train them in customer enquiries regarding equipment and accessories. That's why FKC created a WBT that illustrates the complex technology of BMW Bikes with the help of elaborate animations.
The holistic training programme on the topic of backlog training, which we created on behalf of the company Kessel, was voted as one of the "BEST OF Lösungen" (solutions) in the e-learning segment by the Innovationspreis-IT 2013. We are very pleased to have been able to convince the critcal jury once again and would like to thank all parties involved for their support.
FKC wins the eLearning AWARD in the category "Micro E-Learning" with the project "MINI Sonderausstattungen verkaufen".
Our LCMS Nomoweb 3 was honoured with the grade 1.0 and therefore was the best LCMS in the 2012 test. Above all, the testers praised its uniqueness and user-friendliness. During the development, we attached great value to an intuitive operation so that even unexperienced authors can create entire e-learning programmes.
Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. only failed in the final of the European eLearning Award (eureleA) 2005. The e-learning production "Original BMW Group ColorSystem" submitted by the team led by managing director Thomas Knoblauch was honoured as one of the three best submissions in the category "Small Enterprise Projects".
At the 13th ITVA-Festival (2005) during the Art Cologne, Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. received the bronze ITVA-Pyramide for the multimedia production "SPENO INTERNATIONAL – im Dienste der Schienen" in the category "Multimedia-Anwendungen" (multimedia applications). The ITV-Award is presented annually to honour exemplary audiovisual communication solutions.
In 2000, Fischer, Knoblauch & Co. received the bronze ITVA-Award in the category "Multimedia-Anwendungen" (multimedia applications) for the learning programme series "Initiativ verkaufen" for Deutsche Post. The ITVA-Award is presented annually to honour exemplary audiovisual communication solutions.