Academic Book Week 2019. Books & Higher Education: A Panel Discussion

Academic Book Week 2019. Books & Higher Education: A Panel Discussion

13 Mar 2019, 16:00 - 17:00

The Faculty
Language:
English

With the fourth Academic Book Week imminent (4 – 9 March), a panel of representatives from the industry reflect on the book in higher education.

As recently as five years ago thinking about the academic book and its role in Higher Education was predicated on the belief that it would be digital-only. Much has changed. The print book is resilient; the preferred medium of many undergraduates, despite the apparent advantages offered by digital and VLEs.

As the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) evolves, so too should the importance of teaching and learning resources; their efficacy and practicality. The subject level TEF will place renewed emphasis on teaching resources. The introduction of Longitudinal Educational Outcomes (LEO) will also emphasise the importance of teaching resources on the student journey from entry grade to post-graduate career.

Meanwhile the debate about Open Access (OA) continues and is now a requirement of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). How will mandatory Open Access impact academics, publishers, booksellers and students?

Contributors

  • Benedicte Page

    Chairperson

    Deputy Editor

    The Bookseller

    After degrees in English Literature from Oxford and York universities, Benedicte Page began her career in publishing in the 1990s at then-independent...

  • Will Williams

    Panellist

    Head of Academic Sales

    Blackwell’s Bookshops

    Will Williams has been a book retailer for 21 years, managing shops for both Hammicks and Waterstone’s, including their Academic Flagship, Gower...

  • Dr. Eben J. Muse

    Panellist

    Senior Lecturer in Digital Media

    Bangor University

    Dr Eben J. Muse is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Bangor University where he researches the relationships between books, their consumers and...

  • Kate Horton

    Panellist

    I have worked with SAGE publishing for 8 years having covered most of the UK as a senior sales representative.  As well as representing SAGE in Wales...

  • Tom Willshire

    Panellist

    Tom Willshire has marketed and sold books for more than 25 years with stops at Random House, Continuum, and Oxford University Press.  Eight years ago...

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