ASPECT Strategic Seminar on Educational Publishing Futures - 17-18 Feb 2011
Over two days, this strategic seminar provided a platform where Ministries of Education, publishers and ICT vendors could discuss the future of educational publishing and digital content for schools.
Among others, the following issues were discussed:
- How professionally developed learning materials for schools and open educational resources can co-exist.
- How the market for eTextbooks and educational apps in schools is developing now that tablet, smartphone and other mobile devices are becoming mainstream.
- How ministries are supporting the Interactive Whiteboard common file format in response to the growing demand for interoperable IWB resources.
- How stakeholders have applied the new IMS Common Cartridge specification to K-12 content and tested these resources with teachers.
- How tools and services from the ASPECT project enable content developers to improve the metadata of their resources and make their content more easily discoverable.
- How publishers and content developers can participate in the European Schoolnet Learning Resource Exchange for schools.
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17 February 2011
- Welcome and Introduction
Marc Durando, Executive Director, European Schoolnet
- Building a New Partnership
Jim Ayre, Senior Adviser, European Schoolnet
- Digital Educational Content Interoperability: Establishing the Foundation for an Integrated System of Instruction and Assessment
Rob Abel, Ed.D., Chief Executive, IMS Global Learning Consortium
- Educational publishing: enabling the world to teach and learn
Graham Taylor, Director Educational Publishers Council, UK
- Educational publishers in the digital transition. A focus on digital textbooks
Catherine Lucet, Présidente at Editions Nathan
- Interactive Whiteboard content interoperability. Benefiting both users and producers
Will Ellis, iTEC Project Manager, European Schoolnet
- ASPECT - An Overview
David Massart, ASPECT Project Manager, European Schoolnet
- Developing Best Practices for Educational Content Standards
Warwick Bailey, Icodeon Ltd
- Introduction to IDPF & EPUB
Cristina Mussinelli, member of the Board of Directors at IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum)
18 February 2011
- Textbooks and digital contents in Italy: future perspectives and some challenges
Leonardo Tosi, INDIRE
- Mobiles, Tablets & Textbooks. A Pearson Perspective
Owen White, Digital Strategy Director, Pearson UK
- ASPECT: Vocabulary Bank for Education - Application Profile Registry
Neil Smith, Vocabulary Management Group
- eBook open learning vision. The Open University experience
Peter Scott, Knowledge Media Institute, UKOU
- Aspect - Results and Lessons Learned
Lars Ingesman, UNI·C
- ASPECT: How teachers responded to using content specifications such as SCORM and Common Cartridge
Dr. Àgueda Gras-Velázquez, Kati Clements and Pascal Craeye
- KlasCement. Building trusted partnerships
Hans de Four and Pascal Craeye, EduCentrum
- eLearning and the Digital Agenda for Europe
Marc Röder, European Commission, Unit E6, DG INFSO