Educational publishers from Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates will next week demonstrate ways they are changing classroom learning, before international delegates at the world Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva, during a key debate on educational copyright exceptions and related issues.
At the invitation of the IPA, the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and Bertelsmann, the four publishers will present a range of home-grown innovations at lunchtime on Wednesday, 3 May. They will also convey how copyright has enabled them to make the deep investments in technology that is increasingly fundamental to school learning around the world.
The event will take place during the 34th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) where diplomats, NGOs and other stakeholders discuss a range of points that could directly impact publishers and other creative professionals.
Limitations and exceptions for educational and research institutions are among the SCCR agenda points of most relevance to publishers, so it is imperative that the WIPO delegates who will define any resulting legal instrument are mindful of publishers’ frontline contribution to educational outcomes as they make their decisions.
The publishers, who are all IPA members through their national publishers associations, will deliver quick-fire presentations before inviting the delegates to experience the technology first-hand and discover more at ‘show-and-tell’ tables.
Brazil – Cayube Dias Galas, Foreign Languages Editorial Manager at FTD Editora.
Cayube will present ‘Faça’, a series of resources for Brazilian primary students and teachers that is changing the way the school community perceives and relates to educational materials.
Mexico – Rodrigo Cosìo Guerra, Communications & Marketing Manager at UNOi.
Rodrigo will explain how his company offers an educational transformation model for schools in Mexico and wider Latin America.
South Africa – Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director Learning Services at Pearson.
Brian, who is a member of the IPA Executive Committee, will present ‘Test & Improve’, a South African system that monitors pupils’ performance and makes remedial recommendations where needed. He will also showcase ‘Eneza’, a Kenyan-built interactive platform that tracks learning while enabling peer interaction and personalized tutorial guidance.
United Arab Emirates – Malak Obeid, Manager and Editor, Horouf.
Malak will introduce ‘Horouf’ and ‘Qartoos’, apps that complement Horouf’s Arabic language learning materials through personalized content and gamification.