ECE Sponsors 2009
Routledge Education is the leading publisher for education professionals at every stage of their career. They publish an impressive portfolio of best-selling textbooks for trainee teachers, inspirational practical books for classroom practitioners, and cutting-edge research and scholarly books for the international academic community.
The Open Learning Foundation (OLF) was created at a time when Higher Education in the UK was starting to experience rapid expansion. The government was debating a policy to create more universities and at the same time many educationalists were discussing learning techniques and how changes in learning would affect teaching patterns.
These two events provided the catalyst to provide a cost-effective way to develop flexible learning materials and staff development in their use.
The challenge remains with the universities to provide a quality learning experience without significant increases in the income they receive. The OLF seeks to help in achieving this major change in the educational pattern of the UK.
The University and College Union (UCU) represents more than 120,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK.
UCU is the largest post-school union in the world: a force working for educators and education that employers and the government cannot ignore.
It was formed on 1 June 2006 by the amalgamation of two strong partners - the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and NATFHE-the University & College Lecturers' Union - who shared a long history of defending and advancing educators' employment and professional interests.
We are an organization of colleagues helping colleagues. We draw together people who teach, research, and use information technologies to inform clients (regardless of academic discipline) to share their knowledge with others. Our mission has components both of production and retroduction. All our publications are available free online to everyone regardless of membership status. Our publications are also available in print at very reasonable prices. We are not a publishing company disguised as a professional organization nor are we a clique of insiders.