IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Agenda and Sponsors for EDUPUB2 Workshop February 12-13 Salt Lake City USA

IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Agenda and Sponsors for EDUPUB2 Workshop February 12-13 Salt Lake City USA

Aptara, CourseSmart, Metrodigi, Pearson, VitalSource join IDPF, IMS and W3C to support the 2nd in a series of workshops to advance the convergence of digital content standards for the education sector worldwide

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Lake Mary, USA – 23 January 2014 – The IMS Global Learning Consortium, the world’s leading educational technology advancement and technical standards setting collaborative, today announced the sponsors and agenda for the 2nd in a series of EDUPUB workshops focused on accelerating market adoption of digital textbooks and learning materials via collaboration on enabling open standards and best practices. These standards and best practices will leverage the work of several leading global standards organizations, namely IDPF, IMS Global, W3C and others as needed. The EDUPUB2 workshop will occur on February 12-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah USA.

The EDUPUB2 workshop agenda themes will include: (a) Overview of the emerging EDUPUB specification, (b) Assessment, outcomes & analytics, (c) e-text app integration & widgets library, (d) metadata & content (e) accessibility, and (f) technical and business issues summary discussions.  The 2-day agenda is posted here:  /edupub/agenda.html

To learn more about the EDUPUB2 workshop please visit the workshop web site/edupub/index.html

This workshop is made possible by the support of host organizations IDPF, IMS Global and W3C and sponsorships from Aptara, CourseSmart, Metrodigi, Pearson and VitalSource.

Organizations already signed up to attend EDUPUB2 include: AccessText, ACT, Apex, Apple, Aptara, Benesse, Benetech, Carson-Dellosa, CETIS, CourseLoad, CourseSmart, DAISY Consortium, Dentsu, Elsevier, ETS, eText Lab,  Flipick, Follett, Google, Gutenberg, Harvard Business Press, Hurix, ImagineeringArt, IBM, IDPF, IEEE, IMS, Inkling,  JEPA,, Learning Objects, McGraw-Hill, Media Entities, Metrodigi, Nook Media, Open University Japan, Oracle, Pearson, Penn State, Samsung, Sejer Editis, SoftChalk, Sony, Sophia University, SPi Global, TextHelp, University of Michigan, Utah Valley University, Vibal, VitalSource, W3C, Western Governors University, WGBH, Wiley.

About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global)
IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors Learning Impact: A global awards program & conference to recognize the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality. For more information, visit