The EPUB 3 for Education (a standard formerly known as EDUPUB) working group builds resources to facilitate the adoption of the EPUB profile for next-generation educational content. The profile has been developed and maintained by the IDPF. The BISG working group is chaired by Rick Johnson of VitalSource.
Working Group Goals
The working group was organized to:
- Support wider adoption of the EPUB 3 for Education standard, providing continued education and practical guidance on how to implement EPUB 3 for Education. Committee deliverables may include references to resources that can assist publishers in producing content that adheres to the standard.
- Draft and present a recommendation for formal endorsement of EPUB 3 for Education to the Content Structure Committee, which may then propose formal action to the BISG Board of Directors
Why work on EPUB 3 for Education?
A common interchange format for digital content will reduce overhead, lower investment in developing key reading/platform features, drive deeper integration with learning management systems (LMSs) and provide richer, more adaptive, personalized learning experiences to end users.
What can you expect to see from our work?
- A market survey to follow up on the initial success of "Getting Started with EDUPUB"
- A revised edition of "Getting Started with EPUB 3 for Education"
Working Group Products