“What works?” 2014

The International Publishers Association, in association with the Publishers Association UK and the London Book Fair, presented the second annual IPA Education Conference on 10 April, at Earls Court, London.

Entitled 'What Works? Successful Education Policies, Resources & Technologies' the conference has been universally praised. The program included 13 top-level speakers, presenting original research and analysing whether the tech solutions and policies being touted today in education actually work. For the program of events, please go here. (Please note that Professor Eva Matthes was replaced on the day by Andreas Baer.)

Over 150 attendees from 35 countries heard representatives of WIPO, the OECD, World Bank, and European Commission as well as publishers, policy makers, and cutting-edge researchers looking at how best to deliver different kinds of information in a classroom for maximum effect, and what resources are most needed.

Due to overwhelming demand, the IPA is pleased to share the speakers' presentations. You will find links to all the presentations we have copies of here:

Youngsuk 'YS' Chi, IPA President

Pablo Zoido, Analyst, The PISA Team, OECD

Michael Trucano, Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, World Bank

Ricardo Ferreira, Policy Officer, Opening up Education initiative, European Commission

Andreas Baer, Bildungsmedien

Jakob Harder, Deputy Director, Agency for IT and Learning, UNI-C, Danish Ministry of Education

Alfons ten Brummelhuis, Head of Research, Kennisnet

Emrah Ozpirincci, Managing Director, OUP Turkey

Keith Krueger, CEO, Consortium for School Networking

Sunshuk Min, President of YBM

Christina Preston, Professor of Educational Innovation, University of Bedfordshire

David Langridge, Development Director, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Jeffrey E.Brand, Professor of Communication and Creative Media, Bond University

Education is a strategic concern for all governments and the interest generated by this conference has encouraged the IPA to make'What Works?' an annual event. Next year, again in association with the Publishers Association UK and the London Book Fair, we will present the third 'What Works?' conference at the 2015 London Book Fair. Please mark the date Thursday 16 April 2015 in your diaries.

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