Digital developments are a challenge. Understanding new trends in the publishing industry, such as mobile learning projects and ebook delivery methods is crucial to the big question of how to monetise this digitalisation transition of the publishing industry. The Digital Publishing Unit of the Macmillan Education Group is at the centre of our publishing plans. Not only responsible for the day-to-day production of our CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs and multimedia components, the Digital Publishing Unit is driving Macmillan Education's digital developments in mobile technologies, Interactive Whiteboard materials and online learning environments.
This is echoed in our publishing units across the world. We're watching education evolve as generations of students demand a different method of learning. Local initiatives are at the forefront of these digital changes. Recent exciting projects include the eLearning materials in South Africa, macmillanscienceteacher.com for the curriculum markets; eTests at Gill & Macmillan; ebook developments in Spain and the free online macmillandictionary.com.
Interactive Whiteboards are becoming a must-have in classrooms around the world. Providing platform-independent software that is easy to use and engaging for teachers is the ethos behind all our IWB materials. It's a challenge to use new software let alone new technology, and at Macmillan we're very aware that all our products must come with teacher training to help teachers who might not be used to these new technologies.
Digital material online
To give you an idea of the range of digital materials that we have produced recently, view or download our Digital Catalogue. This includes a range of our ELT and curriculum materials from websites and demos of IWB, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM products.