Digital education: companies take on the training

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An Airbus trainee demonstrates the use of data glasses (Microsoft Hololens) on an aircraft component.


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Berlin What was uncharted territory yesterday is at the top of the Chancellor’s “to-do” list today: digitization. With her digital appeal and the demand for faster digital transformation, Angela Merkel has brought the topic of digital education back to the center of the political debate. Shortly before, she had started the “Digital Education Initiative” together with Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek.

Both initiatives show how far desire and reality diverge in Germany when it comes to digital change. The political deficits are so great that companies are now taking the task into their own hands. “Companies like Bosch and BMW want to revolutionize digitally, and training plays a central role in this,” reports Sebastian Thrun, tech pioneer and co-founder of the private education provider Udacity.

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