Who owns innovation? And why is the word publisher naughty?
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Introduction and recording with the Japan Prize 1-9.00. Enter The Japan Prize Edu Resources - it's free and you might get flown to Tokyo! (more details below)
Interview with Steve Connolly, Group Digital Director, Hodder 09.00-24.00
Message from Class Central 24 - 25.30
'We are traditional publishers in that we publish traditional books, but…we’ve been innovating for ten 15 years. We’ve invested significant amounts of money, our money, not investor money.’
'I would like to explore whether edtech in and of itself needs to be innovative in terms of what it does and in terms of the needs its serving, for its own sake.'
'It’s not about textbooks anymore its about helping students to reach their potential'
Experience would say that it’s still worth putting things in the post to teachers.
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