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Briefing on e-Textbook Market Development Scheme

     The Education Bureau (EDB) will hold a briefing on June 25 for people who are interested in participating in the e-Textbook Market Development Scheme (EMADS).

     An EDB spokesman said today (June 18), "Potential and aspiring e-textbook developers are invited to participate in the Scheme, and they will be able to learn about details of the application process at the briefing.

     "The application form and the guidelines for application will be available on the EDB website ( on June 25."

     The briefing, to be conducted in Cantonese, will be held from 4pm to 6pm at the Lecture Theatre, 4/F, West Block, Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.

     Registration for attending the briefing has begun and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Details are available on the EDB website (

     The EMADS aims to facilitate and encourage the participation of potential and aspiring e-textbook developers for the development of a new, healthy, rich and sustainable e-textbook market in Hong Kong that would help promote better learning and teaching in the longer run. It also aims at trying out a quality vetting and assurance mechanism for e-textbooks with a view to developing a full-fledged recommended textbook list for e-textbooks.

Ends/Monday, June 18, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:50


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