All our published products are kept up-to-date by members of three professional content teams and a dedicated e-learning or online team. Instructional design professionals play an important role in the developmental stages and production methods are tailored to suit the product, with a learning and content management system providing the infrastructure of everything we publish.
Content specialists are given specific responsibility for the materials produced for any paper; and they take feedback on that material from the Kaplan tutorial team, from external clients in the public and private sector colleges internationally and from Kaplan classroom students, public and private sector college students internationally, distance learning and private study students.
Our Content Team is led by our Head of Content and Production who is ably supported by the managers of the three subject stream teams (taxation, management and financial reporting, audit & law).
Each of our Content Specialists belongs to one of the three subject stream teams. Within these teams, content specialists take on specific subjects and become experts in particular areas. The teaching element of their role ensures that all members of our Content Team stay technically up-to-date. Their teaching also infuses their desire to improve the learning materials as they see at first hand how students respond to the core materials. This means that every member of our Content Team can identify more readily those areas that need more work in a holistic student and exam-focussed product.
We are currently developing our Business Books list and have already published A Student’s Guide to IFRS by Clare Finch and A Student’s Guide to Group Account by Tom Clendon in a series designed to focus on areas of their professional examinations with which students traditionally struggle. The authors of these books are specialists in their chosen topics and, as you would expect, come from a variety of different business and academic backgrounds.
Our Understanding....... series provides an introduction to core professional subjects and currently covers Business Maths, Economics, People Management, and Professional Ethics.
We also publish a Dictionary of Business Terms and a full set bookkeeping student books which are approved by the ICB for levels I-III of their qualification and we will be adding more titles to our Business Books list throughout 2010.
Financial Reporting Law Audit team.