Bett is the leading education technology show in the UK bringing together 800 companies, over 100 start-ups and 34,000 attendees in four days between 22-25th January 2020 at London's ExCeL. This year Bett will focus on major trends in EdTech including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, STEAM learning and diversity and inclusion. This is our rundown [...]
Last week we received some excellent news – Oxford Skills World: Reading with Writing, a course that we designed with the Oxford University Press ELT team in New York, won a first place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show. The judges said: “Bright, vibrant printing and lively photographs, along with a clean, [...]
http://gty.im/975121814 Due to concentrated conservation efforts and stricter wildlife policies, India's tiger population has increased 33%, reaching the nationwide goal to double its Bengal tiger population four years ahead of schedule. Read the full report from the National Tiger Conversation Authority here.
http://gty.im/696153395 This week the August bank holiday weekend falls in with today's all important National Sponge Cake Day. With the weather looking promising (knock on wood...) what better time to put on an impromptu garden party! What will you do this bank holiday weekend?
http://gty.im/1128230919 We've been experiencing storms due to the heatwave here in the UK, luckily we're keeping safe and cool in the emc office! Have a great weekend!
It’s estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability. Although there is a moral and business case for ELT publishers to make their books accessible to disabled students currently less than 10% of the world’s printed materials can be read by someone with a print disability. This [...]
http://gty.im/622004038 In search of this today's pic of the week we took a look at the national days. National Eat Your Jello Day and Paper Bag Day were narrowly beaten by National Pecan Pie Day. If you come across some pecan pie today, this is the perfect time for scoffing. Enjoy!
With warmer weather finally arriving (hooray!) the team has been trialling lunchtime green smoothies, and we're now happy converts to the refreshing taste. The perfect formula is two cups of leafy greens to two cups of liquid and three cups of fruit. Why not try one in the sunshine this weekend? Image by StockSnap from [...]
http://gty.im/898708956 Living accommodation takes many shapes, forms and sizes. Inspired by a lot of photo research for these kinds of things recently and in honour of the unusual, this weeks' pic of the week features a cosy hideaway in a converted shepherd's hut.
http://gty.im/505797368 It's summer holiday season in the Publishing Services team, with Sarah flying to Japan this weekend, and Lucy to Ibiza next week. Lets hope the holiday vibes spark the end of this wet weather! Happy Friday!