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Encyplopædia Britannica at the Indian Education Congress 2015, New Delhi

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June

New Delhi, June 10th 2015

Encyclopædia Britannica India (EBI) participated in the Indian Education Congress 2015, held in New Delhi on 10 June, as the Publishing Partners of the event. The two day event had sessions on varied topics that concern today’s education scenario followed by an awards function.

Vineet Whig, Chief Operating Officer, Encyclopaedia Britannica – South Asia represented EBI in one of the panel discussions on the topic – Building Future Schools Today (Changing Dynamics of K-12 over the next five years). As a panellist Mr Whig said, “In the Indian context, we at Britannica believe that K-12 learning in future schools would be an interplay between evolving pedagogy supported by affordable digital capabilities, towards successfully overcoming the digital divide that currently exists.”

The discussion centred on topics such as optimum utilisation of existing resources, strategic planning for digital schools, and clarity around affordances vs adoption of digital learning. The panellists also provided answers to questions regarding effectiveness of pedagogical innovation, move to online testing in schools, and on ways to improve school culture that better meet the academic, social, and technical needs of 21st century students.

Encyclopaedia Britannica at the 9th Indian Trade Fair, Colombo

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May

Colombo,Sri Lanka May 7th 2015

Encyclopaedia Britannica participated in the 9th Indian Trade Fair 2015 held on 7-9 May 2015. We were the only organization exhibiting Education and Training products and services in the trade fair. We showcased our unique education and training products such as Curriculum Books, Britannica Academic Edition, Merriam-Webster Dictionaries, E-Books, and the English Language Lab.

The trade fair was organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) in association with High Commission of India, Colombo, Sri Lanka and with the support of Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

This platform gave us an opportunity to expand our reach in Sri Lanka.

Launch of Kazakh to English online dictionary

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Apr

Astana,Kazakhstan April 9th 2015

In partnership with the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Knowledge Partners, the exclusive partner of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. USA in Kazakhstan, has launched a Kazakh to English online dictionary of more than 27,000 words.

The announcement launching this comprehensive online dictionary was made at the WORLDDIDAC exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The online dictionary is available free of cost from the official website of Knowledge Partners www.knowledgepartners.kz.

Know for Sure Quiz, Hyderabad

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Mar

Hyderabad, March 7th 2015

Encyclopædia Britannica India organized Know for Sure Quiz–II on 7th March 2015 in association with the Narayana Group of Schools in Hyderabad, Telangana. A total of 210 teams from Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha participated in the prelims of the quiz, which was in the form of a written examination. Out of 210 teams, a total of 6 teams qualified for the final round, which was conducted by India 's legendary quizmaster, Mr Siddhartha Basu.

Aishwarya Karthik and Supreetha Reddy from Bengaluru – VRP won the competition. Winners were given Rs. 1 lac cash and Britannica Global Edition worth Rs. 35000/–. 2nd Prize Winners Rajendra G.V.V and Divya S. from Chennai – RP won Rs. 50000/- cash and Britannica Student Encyclopedia set worth Rs. 18900/–. 3rd prize winners Kanishk Chowdary G. and Revanth Turlapati from Hyderabad – OKP won Rs. 25000/– cash and Britannica World Atlas, Britannica Visual Dictionary and Ultimate Reference Suite worth Rs. 9000/– .

Britannica®School Wins Bett Award

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Jan

London, January 21st 2015

Britannica® School, our comprehensive information solution for the preK–12 classroom, has won the prestigious Bett Award, the highest honour for an educational–technology product in Britain. We add this to several other awards that the product has won, including the Golden Lamp and Distinguished Achievement Awards from the Association of American Publishers, and a host of outstanding product reviews from educators and journalists in several countries. Demand for Britannica School continues to be strong around the world, and through the hard work of our editors, developers and marketing teams we continue to improve it.


More information about the Bett Awards is available at the Bett Awards website.

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