Ingenious Knowledge GmbH is an SME and innovator in education on several levels. The company was founded in 2010 in Cologne, Germany, and has been working in close cooperation with education institutions, such as universities and schools, in order to develop new educational approaches. Its central focus is creating a new generation of education solutions with a focus on ‘serious games’. Ingenious Knowledge believes that new generations grow up in a different world that requires new approaches to education. The company is constantly exploring new ways of using modern technology to improve the lifelong learning environment and make learning more accessible and more fun.
The staff of Ingenious Knowledge consists of a combination of education specialists, game designers, graphic designers, artists, and programmers. Combining technical expertise with pedagogic expertise is a strength that sets the company apart from most other companies in this field. The current staff size is 10.
Ingenious Knowledge (IK) has been active in adult education, education of youths, and education of children, working in various international and national projects. In the last years it has made important developments in creating a new generation of serious games in vocational education, creating authentic learning situations that can be used individually or in blended learning scenarios. An example of games that train math skills are “Enchanted Crystals”, “Mountains of ATH”, and “Clash of Wizardry”, all of which are freely available in the AppStore and on GooglePlay. “Enchanted Crystals” and “Clash of Wizardry” have both won awards and the project in which COW was created was awarded the “Best Practice Project” label by the National Agency of Portugal.
An example for a game in healthcare would be “Take Care”. The serious games developed make use of highly sophisticated learning analytics in order to adjust the situation and the challenges to the learner..
The company has recently started to develop concepts for new types of intelligent school books that run on iPads and adjust to the needs of the learners. It is currently running a research and development project in cooperation with schools in the US and Apple.
In a cooperation with schools Ingenious Knowledge has been developing and exploring new approaches to early entrepreneurship education. The approach pioneered by IK and the University of Cologne focuses on fostering the entrepreneurial mind at an early age by taking young learners through a product development process of a computer game and letting them experience the feeling of initiative and creation.
In the last years Ingenious Knowledge has started to become active in teacher training, offering high quality dynamic courses that are highly interactive and supported by the use of iPads, making it possible to spontaneously choose modules that go into deeper details if they are relevant for the learners. This approach has been pioneered in 2014 and has found its way into all courses that have been offered since 2015. The current courses for teachers can be found at http://courses.eduproject.eu.
Ingenious Knowledge actively contributes to the scientific community by publishing research and development results and by presenting recent developments at scientific conferences, such as E-Learn and Mobile Learn.
Ingenious Knowledge GmbH
E-Mail: ceo [at] ingeniousknowledge.com