Future Calling: Nordic conference for educational publishers
- May 7, 2015
The International Publishers Association, in association with the Publishers Association UK and the London Book Fair, presented the third annual IPA Education Conference on 16 April, at Olympia Conference Centre, West London.
Gino Roncaglia is a writer and lecturer on the intersection between technology, education and books. We spoke to him about how learning resources are being digitally transformed.
Entitled 'What Works? Policies, Resources & Technologies for International Educational Success' the conference was universally praised.
Hungary's Parliament has adopted a law to nationalize the school textbook market. From 1st September 2014, a state-owned body will create and publish school books which will be provided free of charge to primary schools. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government justified the move by claiming that the current system has allowed publishers to generate huge profits through over-supplying schools with textbooks. From now on, only two books will be available per subject and class.
The International Publishers Association (IPA) has published a policy paper outlining the publishing industry perspective on Open Educational Resources (OER).