Ian Randle breaks new ground
Ian Randle Publishers is set to break new ground this August when it releases the first Caribbean-published textbook that is accompanied by web-based tools for interactive student learning. The publishers see this as a significant achievement that will put local educational publishing on a competitive footing with larger metropolitan publishers who have been quick to use their superior resources to gain a competitive edge over local counterparts.
The textbook, Principles of Accounts for Caribbean Examinations, will change the way students learn and study CSEC Principles of Accounts through the complementary use of the student/teacher resource website, www.highschoolaccounts.weebly.com. The site features practice questions and answers, video tutorials, sample Student Based Assessment, PowerPoint presentations and allows students to independently assess and grade their level of performance with the use of marking templates with detailed mark schemes. The site also, importantly, puts users in direct contact with the authors. This interactive web-based tool promises to enhance the student-learning experience.
Diedre Callam, the company's Textbook Division coordinator, said this book is only the first of many such textbooks to come from Ian Randle Publishers. It is part of the company's move towards a more technologically driven platform in textbook publishing, geared towards making the student-learning experience more interactive and engaging through online media-resource tools.