ATG News You Need to Start the Week 9/8/20

by | Sep 8, 2020 | 0 comments


New Data: OECD Releases “Education at a Glance 2020” & “The Impact of COVID-19 on Education”

According to infoDOCKET “The 2020 edition of our Education at a Glance report provides a comprehensive overview of education systems in OECD member and partner countries, including detailed indicators across all levels of education – with a focus on vocational education in particular.
Special Note: Along with the Education at a Glance 2020 report OECD has also published The Impact Of Covid-19 On Education Insights From Education at A Glance 2020.


Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 – Special Edition: online and in the city of Frankfurt, but without traditional on-site exhibition

No Shelf Required reports that “Frankfurter Buchmesse (14-18 October 2020) will take place this year: with an extensive digital programme for publishing professionals, exciting online events at BOOKFEST digital for an international readership, as well as live events in Frankfurt on the ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle and some 80 events as part of BOOKFEST city. The book fair’s traditional on-site exhibition is being cancelled this year due to the corona pandemic, since current travel restrictions would prevent numerous country stands from being realised as planned…”


PublisHer Opens Its New Initiative, With ‘Unmasked’ Interviews

According to Publishing Perspectives “the PublisHer professional network committed to working for gender equality in world publishing opens a new series of video interviews.”

“In the first of these interviews—the series is called #Unmasked, and is now available on the organization’s YouTube channel—the Nairobi journalist and storyteller Maïmouna Jallow interviews Angela Wachuka, who with Wanjiru Koinange has co-founded the nonprofit Book Bunk Trust…”


Germany’s Springer Nature Activates a MOOC & BOOK Textbook

Publishing Perspectives also notes that “the revived world of ‘massive open online courses’ has prompted Springer Nature to work with Italian universities on new textbooks for MOOCs.

“In a statement from its Heidelberg offices, Springer Nature has announced the publication of its first textbook as part of its caps-heavy MOOC & BOOK product line…”


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