What can ELT learn from the wider world of publishing?

http://gty.im/98307825 ELT Publishers might look to the wider world of publishing to think about the motivational aspects of language learning. If 7 year old boys are soaking up the latest David Walliams book, what lessons can be learned? How can those same motivations for reading Walliams be applied to wanting to improve language skills? [...]

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 The classroom in 1990: A cold wasteland full of aged books with out-of-date pictures?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 [...]

Is it possible to connect four billion people to the internet?

http://gty.im/166085878 In 2015 we saw a number of global connectivity projects from Facebook, Google, Qualcomm and Virgin. The aim of these projects has been to reach out to countries through satellite and other technologies where previously internet had been non-existent or very slow and only in major cities. This is an exciting time as it [...]

BETT 2015 Highlights

On Thursday 22nd January a couple of us from emc (Sophie and Ava) visited Bett 2015! The Bett show is a four day event held at the ExCel London and is the world's leading learning technology event. The event inspirational for anyone involved in education and gives them the chance to engage with a world of learning excellence [...]

A lot is happening in Publishing right now – here's our round up!

As we all know Publishing and its other relevant industries has been changing and it's sometimes hard to keep up with everything that's been going on. Well here at emc design we are constantly keeping our eyes and ears open to find out what's going on. So here are our top picks of some of [...]

O'Reilly's TOC announces Publishing StartUp Finalists with 2 UK companies

This week O'Reilly's Tools of Change announced their 10 Publishing StartUp Finalists and we are so pleased to hear that 2 of our favourite UK companies, Bookmachine.me and ValoBox have made it to the final! We want to wish them both our congratulations and it's great news that their hard work and brilliant ideas have [...]

Interview with local design teacher Andrew Buck on revision app ExamPal

Late last year Sophie interviewed local design teacher Andrew Buck from Hastingsbury Upper School for BookMachine. He and his design students have created an app that is hopefully going to transform the way students can prepare and succeed when it comes to the dreaded exam season. Whilst the app isn’t necessarily linked to Publishers, it’s [...]

Interview with Project Director for new Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Five years ago Oxford University Press initiated a project to transform the way old texts could be accessed, read and re-purposed online. Oxford Scholarly Editions Online finally launched last week and I caught up with the Project Director Sophie Goldsworthy. For those of us who are completely new to OSEO can you explain what it [...]

Bring Your Own Technology

Our article for BookMachine was originally posted on Monday 6th August here. We keep hearing that America is a few years ahead of us in terms of technology. If this is the case then UK Publishers, Schools and Educators take note. A recent report from the The Consortium for School Networking in America has highlighted [...]