In late January I attended the Bett, one of the biggest and greatest annual trade shows in the UK devoted to learning technologies and the uses of information technology in education. Previously The British Educational Training and Technology Show, it attracts around 30000 visitors and 700 exhibitors, and after years at Kensington Olympia it is now hosted at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London, which testifies to its dynamic growth and development.
For me, the highlight of the show was not the exhibition itself, but the large number of talks, seminars and workshops offered as part of the event. They provide excellent networking and CPD opportunities for anyone interested in learning technologies, both in the education and business fields. I had a chance of attending a few and found them very informative and inspirational.
This year’s highlights and presentations are available online:
The Role of Technology in Education