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EPAAs and digital amnesty

You may ask yourself what do the EPAAs and digital amnesty have in common? It turns out, they share quite a lot, and it will affect what digital products can be entered this year.

Due to feedback with issues entering digital services regarding meeting the eligibility period requirements, we have introduced a digital amnesty. For the 2018 EPAAs, entries will be accepted for any current digital service (subject to the Australian requirements and conditions of entry and judging criteria) regardless of date of release.

If you have created a digital service or platform, we want to hear from you!

Double Helix Lessons, CSIRO Publishing in partnership with Stile Education, Winner of the Primary Outstanding Digital Resource, EPAAs 2017.

Entries for the 2018 EPAAs close Friday, 1 June 2018. Don’t miss out on the chance shine the spotlight on your innovative and original products.

Submit your nomination here.

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2018 Call for Entries now open

‘Education publishers are not just publishers of books, but experts in effective learning.’

We’re back!

The Educational Publishing Awards Australia celebrate 25 years of excellence in educational publishing in Australia. This year’s celebration will take place on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Call for entries is now open:

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, 1 June 2018. Please read the conditions of entry and judging criteria before submitting your nomination here. Whether you are a traditional publishing company, a niche publisher or a digital start-up, get involved, because we would love to recognise your work!

The awards will be presented in Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and TAFE & Vocational Education categories as well as the Primary and Secondary Publisher of the Year.

What’s new in 2018?

We have made it easier to enter a digital service or platform and will accept any current digital service (subject to Australian content requirements) regardless of date of release.

The Tertiary and TAFE & Vocational categories have been overhauled as a result of judges’ and industry feedback.

An overall winner for each sector (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary and TAFE & Vocational) will be selected by the Chief Judge from the category winners.

Please take a look at the list of 2018 categories here.

Judging of the awards is a rigorous process for all involved. Chief Judge Professor Angela Carbone, Associate Dean (Learning Innovation), Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology returns to guide the panel of judges in hand-selecting the shortlisted and winning titles.

We would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge co-founder and former Chief Judge Mike Horsley’s longstanding commitment to the awards.

We are grateful for publishers’ continued support of the EPAAs and look forward to celebrating the hard work involved in producing innovative, forward-thinking and pedagogically outstanding resources designed to enhance educational outcomes for Australian teachers and students.

Interested to see who won in 2017? Take a look here at the full list of previous winners.

Start submitting and we look forward to hosting you on 20 September!

Keep up to date and join the conversation:

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Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2017 list of winners

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s EPAAs! We hope you had a wonderful time and feel honoured to be part of our thriving educational publishing industry.

We would like to thank our key note speakers for the evening: Gheran Steel (Boon Wurrung Foundation), Chris Gray (Wiley), Adrian Rhodes (Inspiring the Future), and our Chief Judge, Angela Carbone (Monash University).

Thanks also to our sponsors, especially major sponsors, Copyright Agency and Opus Group, whose continued support is so important to the success of these awards.

Please see below the list of EPAA winners for 2017:

Primary

Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy)

Oxford Maths Student and Assessment Books WINNER
Annie Facchinetti, Brian Murray
Oxford University Press

Problem-solving Strategies and Skills
R.I.C. Publications

Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities

Double Helix Lessons HIGHLY COMMENDED
CSIRO Publishing in partnership with Stile Education

The Gigantic Book of Genes
Lorna Hendry
Wild Dog Books (on the Louie & Ted imprint)

Our Stories: Sportsmanship
Net Brennan
Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia

Student Science Journals (Primary Connections) WINNER
Kathryn Carter, Julie Smith, Zach Holmes
Australian Academy of Science

Student Resource – English (Literacy, Literature, Language)

Sound Waves Online WINNER
Barbara Murray, Terri Watson
Firefly Education Pty Ltd

Team Reads COMMENDED
Maureen Hyland (Teacher Resource Book), Various authors (Student Books)
Macmillan Education Australia

The Weird and Wonderful World of Words
Charles Hope
Wild Dog Books

Teaching Resource

Among the Gum Trees (Primary Connections) HIGHLY COMMENDED
Kathryn Carter, Julie Smith, Zach Holmes
Australian Academy of Science

Oxford Maths Teacher Dashboard WINNER
Annie Facchinetti, Brian Murray
Oxford University Press

PM Educational Toy Packs
Annette Smith, Beverley Randell, Debbie Croft
Nelson Cengage

Springboard into Comprehension Assessment
Kay Kovalevs (Teacher Resource Book); Educational Assessment Australia, a division of UNSW Global (Assessment Content – Questions and Answers); Various authors (Survey & Focus Cards)
Macmillan Education Australia

Educational Picture or Chapter Book

Amazing Australians in Their Flying Machines
Walker Books Australia

Circle HIGHLY COMMENDED
Jeannie Baker
Walker Books Australia

Nature Storybooks: Desert Lake HIGHLY COMMENDED
Pamela Freeman, Liz Anelli
Walker Books Australia

Welcome to Country WINNER
Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia

Yong
Janeen Brian
Walker Books Australia

Adaptation (Student or Teacher Resource)

Bug Club: Plays to Read WINNER
Julia Donaldson et al.
Pearson Australia

Twinkl Australia website
Rebecca Usherwood, Lauren Kan, Louise Scott et al.
Twinkl Educational Publishing

Primary Outstanding Digital Resource

Double Helix Lessons WINNER
CSIRO Publishing in partnership with Stile Education

Secondary

Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science

Pearson Mathematics 2nd Edition
Jennifer Nolan, Geoff Phillips, Noel Davies et al.
Pearson Australia

Pearson Science 2nd Edition Student Books and Activity Books WINNER
Greg Rickard, Malcolm Parsons, Jacinta Devlin et al.
Pearson Australia

ScienceWorld for the Victorian Curriculum HIGHLY COMMENDED
Peter Saffin, Peter Stannard, Ken Williamson et al.
Macmillan Education Australia

Student Resource – Junior – English/Humanities/Technologies/PE

Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum
Glenn Amezdroz, Sue Dickens, Jo Butterworth et al.
Cambridge University Press

Inspired English HIGHLY COMMENDED
Susie May, Purnima Ruanglertbutr
Macmillan Education Australia

Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition WINNER
Louise Swanson, Nicole Gray, Karen Bowden et al.
Jacaranda

Oxford MyEnglish 7 to 9 Victorian Curriculum COMMENDED
Rachel Williams, Michael Horne
Oxford University Press

Pearson Geography NSW
Grant Kleeman, David Hamper, Helen Rhodes et al.
Pearson Australia

Practice IT for the Australian Curriculum
Greg Bowden, Kerryn Maguire
Cambridge University Press

Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science

Nelson Biology VCE COMMENDED
Sarah Jones, Pam Borger, Tony Chiovitti et al.
Nelson Cengage

Nelson Psychology VCE WINNER
Helene Van Iersel, Kenna Bradley, Kristy Kendall et al.
Nelson Cengage

Nelson VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4   HIGHLY COMMENDED
Sue Garner, Greg Neal, George Dimitriadis et al.
Nelson Cengage

Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

HTAV Revolutions Series COMMENDED
Tom Ryan, Lauren Perfect, Scott Sweeney et al.
History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)

HTAV Twentieth Century Series JOINT WINNER
Geraldine Carrodus, Luke Cashman, Natalie Shephard et al.
History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)

Key Concepts in VCE Business Management Units 1‒4, 4th Edition HIGHLY COMMENDED
Stephen Chapman et al.
Jacaranda

Living Religion 5th Edition
Janet Morrissey, Adam Taylor, Greg Bailey et al.
Nelson Cengage

Pearson English VCE JOINT WINNER
Mark Stracey, Leanne Matheson, Jo Ryan et al.
Pearson Australia

Religion and Society
Mary Tuohy, Damien Green, Shayndel Samuel et al.
Nelson Cengage

Teaching Resource

The Artful English Teacher COMMENDED
Erika Boas, Susan Gazis
Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)

Geography NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Interactive Teacher Edition
Kate Thompson (Series Editor) and various authors
Cambridge University Press

Pearson Science 2nd Edition Teacher Companions WINNER
Rochelle Manners, Greg Rickard, Malcolm Parsons et al.
Pearson Australia

Reference Resource

A+ Study Guides for VCE
Various authors
Nelson Cengage

Australian Schoolmate Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 6th Edition HIGHLY COMMENDED
Oxford University Press

Get Ahead in Grammar  COMMENDED
Anne Quill, Anne Townsend
Nelson Cengage

The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales WINNER
Briony Barr, Dr Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild et al.
Scale Free Network

Secondary Outstanding Digital Resource

Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4, 4th Edition WINNER
Louise Swanson, Nicole Gray, Karen Bowden et al.
Jacaranda

Tertiary and TAFE

TAFE & Vocational Education: Teaching and Learning Resource

The Big Picture 4th Edition WINNER
Karen Kearns
Cengage

The Disability Support Worker 2nd Edition
Geoff Arnott
Cengage

TAFE & Vocational Education: Student Resource

Basic Building and Construction Skills 5th Edition
Edward Hawkins
Cengage

Basic Plumbing Services Skills 3rd Edition
Dean Carter, Anthony Pingnam, Peter Wenning et al.
Cengage

Connect Master Hospitality Travel and Tourism for Certificate II to Diploma HIGHLY COMMENDED
Donaldson et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

The Road to Hospitality 4th Edition WINNER
Vivienne O’Shannessy, Dean Minett
Cengage

Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource

Global Business Today
Charles Hill, Rumintha Wickramasekera, Peter Liesch et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand 2nd Edition WINNER
Bonita Broyles, Barry Reiss, Gayle McKenzie et al.
Cengage

Principles of Economics HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dean Karlan, Chris Bajada, Mark Melatos et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

Tertiary (Adaptations): Teaching and Learning Resource

Essentials of Corporate Finance 4th Edition
Stephen A. Ross, Rowan Trayler, Gerhard Van De Venter et al.
McGraw-Hill Education

Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health WINNER
Trisha M. Greenhalgh, John Bidewell, Elaine Crisp et al.
Wiley Australia

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Resource

Australia’s Welfare Wars: The Players, the Politics and the Ideologies 3rd Edition HIGHLY COMMENDED
Philip Mendes
UNSW Press

Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development: Fostering Cultural Security WINNER
Cheryl Kickett-Tucker (Editor) and various authors
Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Student Resource

Clinical Nursing Skills: An Australian Perspective HIGHLY COMMENDED
Jacqueline Bloomfield et al.
Cambridge University Press

Healthy Ageing and Aged Care WINNER
Maree Bernoth, Denise Winkler
Oxford University Press

Spelling It Out: How Words Work and How to Teach Them
Misty Adoniou
Cambridge University Press

Teaching Language in Context 2nd Edition
Beverly Derewianka, Pauline Jones
Oxford University Press

Teaching Secondary Mathematics COMMENDED
Gregory Hine et al.
Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource

Company Law: An Interactive Approach JOINT WINNER
Ellie Chapple, Alex Wong, Richard Baumfield et al.
Wiley Australia

Study Smart JOINT WINNER
Cengage, in collaboration with Smart Sparrow

Tertiary/TAFE Outstanding Digital Resource

Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-based Practice in Health WINNER
Wiley Australia

Award for Excellence in Australian Educational Publishing 2017

The Invisible War: A Tale on Two Scales OVERALL WINNER
Briony Barr, Dr Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild et al.
Scale Free Network

Goodbye for now and see you all next year!

Interview with Jennifer Griggs, CSIRO Publishing

The Educational Publishing Awards are committed to rewarding excellence and innovation in the publishing industry at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. We have put together a series of interviews with the publishers, editors and authors involved in the creation and development of educational resources.
Today we caught up with Jennifer Griggs from CSIRO Publishing to talk about Double Helix Lessons, a shortlisted entry for the 2017 EPAA Student Resource award.

Jennifer, for those who don’t know you, could you start by telling us a bit about yourself and about this shortlisted entry?

I am the Senior Marketing Manager at CSIRO Publishing responsible for the breadth of our products, from scholarly journals to our children’s books program.

Our newest product Double Helix Lessons from CSIRO represents an extension of our kid’s magazine Double Helix https://doublehelix.csiro.au/. Double Helix Lessons is a suite of fun, interactive digital lessons covering Years 5 and 6 science.

Double Helix Lessons, CSIRO Publishing.

Students are taken on science adventures with the Double Helix characters – Rocky, Skye and their pet Chameleon Kevin – as they discover the wonders of science in the world around them. As they progress through the units, students interact with a combination of simulations, videos, animations, augmented reality and hands-on investigations. Learning is then reinforced as students apply their knowledge to real-world situations and even meet some CSIRO scientists.

 

What was your motivation for developing this resource, Double Helix Lessons?

Fostering a love of science early in life will build the number of students we keep in STEM education, and result in more career scientists. This is good for Australia, Australian science and CSIRO.

Through the Double Helix brand CSIRO has been engaging kids in science for over 30 years. Double Helix Lessons draws kids into a new interactive digital learning environment and aims to change their perception of what science is and where it can take them. We want to be part of that journey and provide tools along the way. We also want kids to see science as fun, fascinating and solving real problems in the world. So, even if it is not their career choice, they have an increased appreciation of what science contributes to their lives.

What challenges do you think teachers face and how can Double Helix Lessons solve those challenges?

I’m sure there are countless challenges that teachers face, one of them being time. Double Helix Lessons is classroom ready and covers the entire curriculum for grades 5 and 6. It can be edited to arrange the lessons to be appropriate for the needs of each class and extra content can be easily added. There is also a teacher’s module enabling online assessment and feedback to students.

Another challenge for primary school teachers is that many of them are not experts in science, so this resource enables them to teach to the curriculum without having to research topics that are new to them or where they lack experience. The diversity of content formats also means the teacher can match lessons to the way students like to learn. If they are not strong readers they can switch on the audio and listen to the text, watch the videos or focus on the activities. This will keep students engaged for longer and increase the likely retention of the information. It is also a lot more interesting for the teachers!

Is there anyone you would like to acknowledge and thank for making this product the success it is?

Double Helix Lessons has been developed in partnership with Stile Education and our Editorial Advisory Board of teachers and education specialists. Their expertise and knowledge has been crucial to the success of this initiative, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to work with them. Stile’s mission is to improve scientific literacy among young people around the world – that is, their ability to engage, reflect and think critically about how the world works. This is a natural match for what we are also trying to achieve. The Stile platform provided the structure we needed to host the content for our lessons and provided the tools for teachers to manage classroom workflow, assessment and feedback. We could then work together on the creative side with talented writers, animators and teachers to design the content.

Good luck and all the best, CSIRO Publishing!

The Educational Publishing Awards are held at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.

Book your ticket now.

Keep up with the latest EPAA news @EPAs_Aus or join the conversation #EPAA17.

Interview with Lori Dyer, Wiley

Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health, Wiley.

The Educational Publishing Awards are committed to rewarding excellence and innovation in the publishing industry at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. We have put together a series of interviews with the publishers, editors and authors involved in the creation and development of educational resources.

Today we caught up with Lori Dyer, a publisher from Wiley to talk about Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health, a shortlisted entry for the Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning Resource award.

Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health is your first local textbook in evidence-based practice, what can you tell us about the motivation for developing this resource? 
Evidence-based practice (EBP) in all disciplines has always been a passion of mine. I was first introduced to EBP by an influential academic during the first year of my master’s degree and it was a genuine life-changing event. It sounds like such an obvious thing to do but the fact remains that we still all go about our lives, making major decisions based on ‘gut’, ‘instinct’ or just repeat actions and decisions because it is ‘how we have always done things’. For example, did you know that around 150 years ago, doctors and nurses didn’t regularly wash their hands before dealing with patients? It seems ridiculous now.

Fortuitously, there was also an absence of a local product in the higher education market to help allied health students learn more about EBP, despite the fact that it is now a mandatory, core unit. So the time was just right for us to produce one!

Why does this textbook deserve to win at this year’s EPAAs?
The product deserves to win because it really is the most innovative solution in its category – in both its content and its delivery. Unlike many existing evidence-based practice resources, Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health is designed specifically for the local market: it is written by a team of renowned Australian authors, highly aligned with the key topics in a 12-week EBP unit in undergraduate nursing and allied health course, and focused on consumers, rather than producers, of research. This is really important as it helps students concentrate on the skills most relevant to them, such as synthesising research for clinical practice.

Additionally, this resource is delivered as a WileyPLUS Learning Space interactive online textbook (no print text!), packed full with branching animated case scenarios, author videos, concept check questions, and other rich media – all embedded at the point of learning.

Its success so far is a huge indication of how much students love the digital resource.

What are your views on the future of the Australian educational publishing industry?

I’m excited by what I’m seeing out there at the moment. I truly believe we are in the most exhilarating phase of educational publishing and we are so fortunate to be able to make a tangible difference in thousands of people’s lives day in and day out.

New technology like augmented reality, virtual reality and maker spaces are improving learning outcomes and moving lecturers away from being ‘the sage on the stage’ to become more of a ‘guide on the side’ and fostering higher-ordered thinking activities.

The future is bright – bring it on!

Is there anyone you would like to acknowledge and thank for making this product the success it is?

First and foremost, we need to thank the authors who worked under a tight deadline and were subjected to being videoed, as well as being forced to write narrative for a 2D game design (capstone, end of chapter activities).
It’s also really important to recognise and applaud the incredible and formidable effort of Kylie Challenor and Bec Cam from our Editorial team – their mark and influence is literally on every page and screen in this resource. Kim Huynh and Hannah Sutton from Marketing created compelling campaigns, targeted messaging and amazing videos to help promote this resource, as well. Ultimately, I am eternally grateful to everyone in the Sales team who got this book in the courses.

Good luck and all the best, Wiley!

The Educational Publishing Awards are held at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.

Book your ticket now.

Keep up with the latest EPAA news @EPAs_Aus or join the conversation #EPAA17.