BETT

Trade show for learning technology and compulsory education

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Will Pollard
15 December 2009

BETT is the biggest show at Olympia by far. Long gone are the days of any computer show to compare. The biggest range of netbooks on any site ever.

Apple may not turn up but try Studywiz

Open Source coders are hiding on the balcony in the smaller hall.

13-16 Jan

Contact details: will.pollard@gmail.com

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Excellent Twitter steam for this event - thanks for keeping us updated! Twapper Keeper archive here.

Rebecca Galley
09:19 on 14 January 2010

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BETT2010 - YouTube

BETT2010 - YouTube

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BETT 2010 - Open Source Village

BETT 2010 - Open Source Village

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Photos from BETT 2011

Photos from BETT 2011

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Stephen Heppell at BETT 2011 - intro

Stephen Heppell at BETT 2011 - intro

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See discussion below - Process Arts / Chris Follows

See discussion below - Process Arts / Chris Follows

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Vince Cable at BETT 2013 on Education as a Business

Vince Cable at BETT 2013 on Education as a Business

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Will Pollard
11:49am 9 January 2010


Thinking about BETT from last year I cannot find LSIS, the Learning and Skills Improvement Service. They were there last year and won a prize for a management software. Still, BECTA also support eCPD so maybe they know what is going on.

LSIS is interesting as a connection of Leadership and Quality. Previously I think research on this has often been seperated.

Learning and Skills is about adults, I assume. BETT is maybe about schools but I think the learning theories may not fit into age categories very well. any ideas about this. How young is ready for learner at the center?

Lancaster research on Leadership had a strong emphasis on conditions for dialogue. Has social networking made this easier?

More next week

Will Pollard
12:04pm 11 January 2010


News includes suggestion that Google  / Youtube will be part of the Playful Learning space, main hall somewhere in the middle. Hope to update on this Wednesday but depends on snow.

Will Pollard
11:40am 12 January 2010 (Edited 9:11am 14 January 2010)


Open Source L20 near the zone for Next Generation Learning

http://www.openforumeurope.org/press-room/ofe-events/ofe-at-bett

 

Will Pollard
11:43am 12 January 2010


I added a link to my learn9 blog, raising some issues that may come up during BETT and also a bit of a rave about "research" universities and claims about funding.

Will Pollard
3:16pm 14 January 2010


Added a link to BBC Research project

There is a newspaper on the Playful Learning desk in the middle of the main hall.

Not just video.....

Will Pollard
1:10pm 15 January 2010


Couple of video links from BETT, more later

Will Pollard
10:40am 16 January 2010


Rebecca,

Thanks for help on how to embed content,

ie check out the menu

Rebecca Galley
11:13am 18 January 2010


@Will - my pleasure! This Cloud is a great resourse - thanks for yr time in creating it :-)

Will Pollard
2:05pm 27 December 2010


Have added link to blog where the case for Open source seems quite strong.

BETT continues as a trade show. Moodle compares ok, my guess.

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/spannermans-edublog/2010/12/bett-beards-and-sandals-versus-suits-and-boots/

 

Will Pollard
1:18pm 30 December 2010


Floor plans now available

http://www.bettshow.com/bett11/website/default.aspx?refer=50

You need to plan for this one. Technology Enhanced Learning hiding in the gallery - W46

Will Pollard
2:06pm 7 January 2011


No idea where the Open Source Village is this year. Has it moved online? Link suggestions please.

Will Pollard
12:41pm 31 October 2011


I have done a BLOG  for the Winterlude 2011 / 2012

http://will789gb.posterous.com/winterlude-3-lt12uk-bettshow-onlineinfoexpo-c

BETT will be central, genuine trade presentation of devices from laptops to phones. And there may be a complete lack of UK government policy. Should mobiles be confiscated? This is a real question apparently.

Will Pollard
4:06pm 23 November 2011


I have posted another blog

http://will789gb.posterous.com/winterlude-three-is-part-of-the-cloud-timesca

the Winterlude is definitely outside of time now. BETT Radio is current in November.

Will Pollard
5:16pm 9 January 2012


I have added one of several new clips of Stephen Heppell at BETT last year. He will be at Olympis again this week.

Expect the unexpected one more time? We must be ready for it sometime soon.

 

Will Pollard
2:33pm 17 December 2012


The 2013 BETT has an expanded scope to include adults and HE.

Speakers include Niall Sclater Director of Learning and Teaching,The Open University

http://www.bettshow.com/Default.aspx?nid=15&refer=17&id=mainLnk2&id1=ssubLnk8

Topics may include whether a MOOC is mostly disruptive for a traditional open university.

Will Pollard
5:59pm 19 December 2012


I have added FutureLearn to the Winterlude cloudscape. Usually the Winterlude is really quiet over the actual holiday, just waking up again in time for BETT. This year the mysterious announcement of FutureLearn has stirred things up a bit. There will at least be more speculation in time for BETT even if few details are available.

Chris Follows
9:57am 22 January 2013 (Edited 6:38pm 22 January 2013)


Heres a couple of videos from BETT show 2012 - http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/tags/bett-show-2012 will be there next week again - - Taking leadership in mystery of MOOCs and the mass movement toward open education - http://www.bettshow.com/SeminarDetail.aspx?Semid=Reg156&WT.tsrc=Email&WT.mc_id=NWS26

Will Pollard
10:25am 22 January 2013


Chris, thanks for this. I can't follow your blog link

"User registration is currently not allowed."

can you suggest another link or repost the gist?

Will Pollard
10:05am 4 February 2013


I have added a report on speech by Vince Cable. As far as I can discover, only the computer press has reported this. Michael Gove did not turn up this year. I think BETT is news enough for the general press so I don't understand the lack of reporting. The educational press should have some interest, there were lots of people attending.

Will Pollard
6:26pm 16 October 2013


I have added a YouTube clip from BETT this year. Not many views, think it may have been private by mistake. I'm not sure why Cable's take on education gets so little attention. His department has an influence on universities. He clearly has an interest in MOOCs etc. So far the Guardian seems to ignore such developments. Maybe there will be more news from BETT in 2014.

( this is partly why I have added the Mobile Holiday to the Winterlude. Shows as such seem to merge into each other online and also video from last year still has to find an audience as we move into next year. I don't think what Cable is saying here has been responded to as yet)

Will Pollard
2:42pm 14 January 2014


There will be a session on research from LSE, European funding, starts off a series around the MOOC idea

http://www.bettshow.com/Seminar/An-overview-of-the-impact-of-technology-on-learning-in-Higher-Education

and Michael Gove returns so the 2012 date is close enough. BETT continues.

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