Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

On July 5th, the moon passed between NASA climate observatory and the earth for the second time in a year. Images were snapped over a period of about four hours by NASA's EPIC camera aboard DSCOVR. This image is from the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passing by. It's amazing that this image almost [...]

Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/544045006 Love this image of Maja, a 40-year-old elephant in Berlin! ELT teachers, we’d love to know how would you use an image like this in the classroom! Let us know in the comments section below.

MaWSIG: Summer in the city! [EVENT]

We're excited as MaWSIG is hosting a Summer Meetup in London on Thursday 30 June 2016. With lots happening in ELT publishing since the IATEFL conference in April, it will be the perfect way for friends, colleagues and MaWSIG members to catch up with what everyone’s been doing. It's going to be a great evening with a relaxed atmosphere to network and chat in. [...]

25 Years of Educational (or ELT) Technology – A Timeline

As part of our 25th anniversary of designing for the ELT industry, Sarah Hemfrey takes an in-depth look at some of the major technology changes which have not only impacted our work but also that of the ELT classroom. The classroom in 1990: A cold wasteland full of aged books with out-of-date pictures? No, the [...]

#IATEFL16 kicks off today!

We're excited as the IATEFL International Annual Conference & Exhibition kicks off today! With over 2,500 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries attending and a 4-day programme of around 500 talks, workshops and symposiums as well as a vibrant social programme, it's going to be a great few days. Sophie from emc, who is also on the MaWSIG events [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

 In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this time what have been some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the tools of [...]

New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning [Event Round-Up]

On Saturday Sophie from emc headed down to London to the beautiful Macmillan campus for MaWSIG's conference 'New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning'. The day was a real mix of practically looking at the ways in which our working practices have changed over recent years to how these have impacted the classrooms [...]

Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking "Why Design Matters" which was originally posted on BookMachine's blog last week. For many, design can be [...]

An afternoon with Hugh Dellar from Lexical Labs

Author and materials writer, Hugh Dellar, visited all of us here at emc this week to give us an ELT workshop. The idea of the workshop was for emc folk to gain more of an insight into the materials that we work on and to help us understand more about how they are used in the classroom [...]

Interested in joining our team? Come to our open day…

With lots of exciting plans and projects booked in this year we are looking to grow our team of designers, production editors and art buyers. Recruiting is one of our biggest challenges; finding the right people, with the right skills and the right attitude is difficult. We can't always tell from just looking at your [...]