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Topic ‘Digital Education and Learning Offers’ – in cooperation with the German Publishers and Booksellers Association

How is the international market looking for educational publishers? Which of the current debates and models are relevant to Germany? And which exciting, field-tested digital initiatives are there in the German market?

Proposed by our new partner, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchandels), this topic will occupy more than just educational publishers for years to come. The key topics here range from the digitization of a wide variety of content to adaptive learning, learning communities and the challenges resulting from new publishing processes. At the latest, the final item in that list should make it clear that “Digital Education and Learning Offers” has exemplary relevance for publishers in other sectors.

For this reason, the Publishers’ Forum (28 and 29 April, 2016) is collating a compendium of keynotes, workshops and round tables, which illustrate the overarching strategies and indicate the practical examples which are emerging for new digital content and exchanges between content providers, teachers and learners.

Among other things, we’re looking forward to:

  • a keynote from Michael C. Hansen, CEO of the global publishing group Cengage Learning, a leading player from the USA to China
  • an overview of the most important positions in the international debates from Kate Worlock of the leading research and advisory service, Outsell
  • a presentation from William Chesser, dealing with how publishing content and educational institutions are being linked on a large scale on the VitalSource platform
  • a workshop with Benjamin Wüstenhagen, CEO of K.lab, and a handful of exemplary German startups and platforms for digital learning here and now

We will be announcing more top-class speakers on the topic “Digital Education and Learning Content, German and international models and debates” in the coming weeks.

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