IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Participation in EDUPUB Europe 2014
EDUPUB Europe 2014 will continue work to establish a globally interoperable, accessible, open ecosystem for e-Textbooks and other digital learning materials
Lake Mary, Florida, USA – 19 March 2014 – The IMS Global Learning Consortium, the world’s leading educational technology standards setting collaborative, today announces its sponsorship and participation in the EDUPUB Europe 2014 workshop which will take place in Oslo, Norway, 19 June 2014. The meeting will provide an update on current progress of the EDUPUB initiative to advance the effective adoption and use of e-textbooks and other digital learning materials by improving interoperability, accessibility, and baseline capabilities via broad adoption of enabling technical standards.
IMS Global hosted the previous EDUPUB2 workshop in February 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. EDUPUB is an alliance of trade and standards organizations and other stakeholders working to establish a globally interoperable, accessible, open ecosystem for e-Textbooks and other Digital Learning Materials via EPUB 3, Educational Sector Standards and the Open Web Platform.
An international steering committee sets the workshop’s agenda and guides the technical work. Committee participants include IMS Global, IDPF and W3C . The complete steering committee can be found at: /edupub/committees.html
The workshop is hosted by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36 and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences / LACE project. The workshop agenda and registration details for the workshop are available at: http://idpf.org/edupub-europe-2014
Other upcoming EDUPUB related events will include IMS Learning Impact Leadership Institute, (May 5-8 in New Orleans, LA) which will feature an EDUPUB update panel and the IDPF Digital Book conference at BookExpo America, (May 28-29 in New York City, NY) which will have several EDUPUB sessions in its Education track.
About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global)
IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors Learning Impact: A global awards program & conference to recognize the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality. For more information visit imsglobal.org