Contributing to the dissemination of quality and accessible educational tools is not only one of the Group’s business activities: it is the most consistent way with the company mission to adhere to the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN (SDG 4: Ensuring inclusive and equal quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all).
To the factors that traditionally influence this sector (changes in the adoption system and teaching plans for the different orders and changes in the teaching class and in the approach to the various types of learning difficulties) was added in 2020 the profound transformation linked to the pandemic situation, which has exponentially accelerated access to new organizational models and tools for distance learning.
During the lockdown period, Mondadori Education and Rizzoli Education provided students and teachers with more than 40 giga of content that could be used immediately for distance learning: more than 12,000 contents including video, audio, customizable maps, playlists, texts facilitated for inclusion and many other multimedia resources. This same heritage has also been shared in RAI programming on the RAI Gulp channel. The offer is then completed by tools designed for teachers, for distance learning assessment, exams at the end of the course, shooting in September with remedial courses.
Moreover, the Group’s school publishing sector, first with Mondadori Education and since 2016 also with Rizzoli Education, has been investing for many years in the design of innovative educational content.
The works in both catalogues promote inclusive and collaborative learning thanks to specific graphic and methodological choices that help students develop an effective method of study and build skills.
The integration of the digital offer of the two Mondadori Group’s educational companies has led to the creation of HUB Scuola, the platform for digital teaching that includes the products and tools of the two publishing houses in the same environment. Simple, free, innovative: HUB Scuola was designed to meet the needs of an increasingly collaborative, digital and inclusive school. It is the richest platform for digital didactics in Italy: author’s content, innovative services and a new generation of functions to expand learning paths and promote a more stimulating and multimedia didactics. Thanks to two new solutions – HUB Test, dedicated to teachers and students to create tests and practice, and HUB Smart, the app that allows you to enjoy digital content directly from mobile – accessibility to content is even wider.
Finally, with a view to the ongoing training of teachers, both school publishers offer a rich update catalogue with free online seminars and tailor-made teaching proposals, constantly updated.