Launched in 2009, IPA’s Educational Publishers Forum (EPF) brings together professional educational (K-12) publishers from around the world to share experiences regarding the evolution of learning resources, especially the application of technology and the impact on classroom pedagogy.

The Forum tracks developments in both educational publishing and digital learning and has established links with international agencies including the European Commission, OECD, UNESCO, WIPO and the World Bank. The EPF shares perspectives on new projects in individual countries, and works to refine policies about the role, function and value of publishers and professionally developed learning resources.

The Forum gathers statistical data on the learning resources markets in individual countries and is involved in wider developments around standards and metadata. The Forum is continually collecting and disseminating information about resource delivery platforms, learning management systems, and open learning initiatives.

Each IPA member is invited to nominate two representatives to participate in the Educational Publishers Forum. For more details, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Who we are

The Educational Publishers Forum, organized by the IPA in 2009, is a unique Forum that brings together professional educational (K-12) publishers from around the world. The purpose of the Forum is to share experiences regarding the evolution of learning resources, especially the application of technology and its impact on classroom pedagogy. The Forum tracks developments in both educational publishing and digital learning, and it has established links with international agencies including the European Commission, OECD, UNESCO, WIPO and the World Bank. IPA-EPF aspires to be the leading global Forum for debate about the evolution of effective learning resources.

Key Activities

  • The IPA-EPF shares perspectives on new projects in individual countries, and works to refine policies about the role, function and value of publishers and professionally developed learning resources.
  • The Forum gathers statistical data on the learning resources markets in individual countries, and it is now involved in wider developments around standards and metadata.
  • The Forum is continually collecting information about resource delivery platforms, learning management systems, and open learning initiatives.

Meetings & Conferences

  • The Forum holds three meetings each year with delegates (and guest speakers) at rotating venues.
  • The Forum organizes an annual international education conference on the theme "What Works?" This conference is a unique event that brings together policy makers from national governments and international agencies, teachers, academics, learning technology providers and publishers.
  • The Forum also has an annual open meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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How to join

Each IPA member organisation can nominate two delegates to participate as volunteers in EPF activities and meetings. These delegates can be either officials of the IPA member, officials of an educational publishers' organisation associated with the IPA member, or publishers. Delegates from IPA member organisations participate in EPF meetings at no charge, but are expected to cover their own expenses.

Any publishers other than nominated delegates from countries where there is an IPA member will each have to pay a fee to attend EPF meetings. The fee will be on a per-person basis and can be paid annually or per meeting.

In countries where there is no IPA member, individuals wanting to attend meetings of the EPF will also need to pay a fee.

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