Alongside its investments in the development of digital products, Mondadori Education continued to invest in its educational range in 2015 with the LinkYou training programme, which was launched in 2012 before exploding in 2013. Since 2014, Mondadori Education is a training body accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for the training of school teachers – MIUR Decree of 15/07/2014, Prot. AOODPIT.595.
In 2015, LinkYou was enhanced with LinkYou Game, an online platform that teaches how to best use new technologies to create interesting lessons. The course is structured on levels: a score is assigned to each activity carried out, enabling one to move to the subsequent step. There are four levels, for a total of ten objectives to be achieved. Step by step, they lead to the discovery of digital tools to help instructors teach using new technologies.
Products in favour of blind or visually-impaired students and readers
In addition to digital material designed for multimedia use by the general public, Mondadori Education is also sensitive to the needs of differently-abled students.
In compliance with the Governance Code of the educational publishing industry of AIE (Italian Association of Publishers), Mondadori Education has entered into agreements with the Italian national associations involved in the reproduction of school texts for blind or visually-impaired individuals (“Regina Margherita” Italian Library for the Blind, a non-profit organisation) and individuals with learning disorders (Digital Library of the Italian Dyslexia Association).
Mondadori Education also organises seminars and webinars on learning disabilities and special educational needs for teachers.