What's in this episode?
This week we have we’re in conversation with everyone from Pearson, The Bookseller, Edtech Exchange, Oxford University Press, Assembly, the Audio Book Publishers Association, Kortext, recorded at ‘Edtech for publishers’ at FutureBook '16, asking questions such as:
What can edtech and publishers offer one another?
Can two distinct business cultures meet in the middle or not?
Is there a short term cost financially to publishers who are embracing edtech?
Outside of content, what are the infrastructure considerations on edtech for publishers across data, and good connectivity
A big thank you to The Bookseller, Future Book and Edtech Exchange who worked on The Edtech for Publishers event together, and if you like this episode you might be tempted to also check out episode 37 on textbooks vs. technology.
George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and the EdTech Exchange:
The Edtech Exchange: http://edtech.exchange
Tom Hall. VP Technology and Digital at Pearson (no longer at Pearson): https://twitter.com/tomjhall?lang=en
Imogen Poole. Area sales manager for Africa and the Caribbean Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press: https://global.oup.com/?cc=tw
Outsell Inc.: https://www.outsellinc.com
Futurebook 16: http://www.thebookseller.com/tags-futurebook/futurebook-16
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