Wed, 08/05/2013 - 16:00
Five academic publishers are trialling a pilot programme with the US-based Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Coursera.
Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, Sage and Wiley are experimenting with offering Coursera students versions of their e-textbooks, delivered via a DRM-protected e-reader...
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 09:00
John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary [pictured left] will retire in October after 37 years at the publication.
Simpson was promoted to chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1993 and 60,000 new words and meanings have been added to the dictionary under his leadership. The team...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 09:15
Pearson is to make a number of employees in its English language teaching and language testing departments redundant as it seeks to adapt to a changing market.
The entire ELT sales team at Pearson is understood to have been told their roles are under threat, among others in the department. Staff were given news of the reorganisation...
Mon, 04/03/2013 - 13:32
Oxford University Press will shortly launch a consultation over jobs in its English Language Teaching division, with a "significant" change in roles expected.
The publisher told The Bookseller it would begin the consultation process with staff in the publishing division of its ELT arm this week, as a prelude to...
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 08:30
Oxford University Press has confirmed that it will notify the Office of Fair Trading about its acquisition of Nelson Thornes, estimated to give the publisher nearly a third of the education market share. However, OUP said it was confident that there were "no...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 16:08
Oxford University Press will be supporting the BBC Radio 2 "500 Words" story competition with children's language research for the second year running.
The publisher will track children's language by analysing all the words in the stories entered into the 2013 Radio 2 “500 Words” short story competition,...
Mon, 21/01/2013 - 12:09
OUP has bought education publisher Nelson Thornes from Infinitas Learning for an undisclosed sum.
Richard Hodson, previously OUP's international business director of OUP's UK schools and children's division, has been appointed as the new managing director of Nelson Thornes, replacing Paul Howarth who moves to a new role...
Fri, 31/08/2012 - 07:30
Oxford University Press and the Guardian are teaming up to run a competition that will pay a student’s tuition fees for a year.
The publisher and newspaper are running a short film competition, with the winner receiving £9,000, to promote OUP’s Very Short Introductions series.
Students are asked to...
Thu, 05/07/2012 - 09:50
Oxford University Press has said it will continue its education business in East Africa, despite having to pay out £1.9m to the Serious Fraud Office and $500,000 to the World Bank this week in settlement for misconduct over tenders for...
Thu, 05/07/2012 - 09:43
Oxford University Press is the first publisher to announce it will be releasing a title explaining the discovery of the Higgs boson, or "God Particle", with the book to come just six weeks after the announcement from CERN yesterday [4th July].
Science writer Jim Baggott has written the book, Higgs: The Invention and...