Features: December 21st, 2011

Keeping abreast of the latest technological advancements in the field of education is a time-consuming task. Attending BETT 2012 is the single most effective way to research, source and experience firsthand the products and services available, as well as learn from the educations industry’s most illustrious authorities.

BETT 2012 is the world’s largest education and technology event. Taking place from 11-14 January 2012 at London’s Olympia, BETT 2012 provides more than 30,000 visitors with direct access to the latest innovations, products and services from more than 650 of the world’s leading technology suppliers to the education market. In addition to the extensive exhibition, BETT 2012 also features a wide variety of zones, features and educational programmes to help you maximise your time at the show.

Here’s just a sample of the feature that you’ll explore at BETT 2012.

Education Leaders @ BETT

Following its successful launch at BETT 2011, the Education Leaders @ BETT Conference will again provide two days of thought-provoking discussion around the key strategic issues facing school leaders such as: curriculum and assessment change; maximising the benefits of greater autonomy; and teacher recruitment and retention.

Learn Live

The BETT seminar programme has evolved to become ‘Learn Live’; an exciting programme of more than 100 interactive, informative and enjoyable workshops, seminars, and discussion sessions. Offering an accessible, hands-on approach, the ‘Learn Live’ programme provides something for everyone with a number of streams including ICT in the Classroom, SEN and Leaders.

New Worlds of Learning

Teachers, students and schools throughout the world are learning from each other and exchanging best practices with new technology at the heart of this communication. The central feature at BETT 2012, New Worlds of Learning, will illustrate this global conversation. Led by Prof. Stephen Heppell, a group of school children will be talking to, working with and sharing best practice examples between students and teachers in other countries.

In the UK there is now a wide diversity of school organisations and governance. Each day, representatives from these different learning institutions within the UK will talk within New Worlds of Learning about their recipes for learning and the role of ICT in their particular institutions. These guests, the school children and the video-linked schools will also be the focus of a continuous broadcast stream from BETT Radio, running live on the stand.

Ray Barker, director, British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), says: “2011 has marked a potential new era for education. This has seen, and continues to see educators at all levels seeking to understand changes, challenges and maximise opportunities with the resources and budgets available. For local authorities, the changes have been marked, with a need to now ‘sell’ their services to schools. A visit to BETT 2012 will be the place to gather the knowledge required to make informed decisions and excel in the new education landscape.”

BETT 2012 is free to attend, visit www.bettshow.com/register to register. You can also keep up to date with the event’s news and developments by following the event on twitter @BETT_show or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/BETT_Show.