BETT Week Preview: Momentum in the New Era of Digital Learning
Later this month, from January 22-25, I’ll be traveling to London for the annual British Education Technology and Training (BETT) show, where over 35,000 educators, policymakers and learning professionals will gather to see the latest innovations and to find inspiration. Several Daily Edventures alumni – including flipped classroom pioneer Jon Bergmann and Microsoft Global Hero in Education Ann S. Michaelsen – are speaking at the conference, along some of the world’s leading thinkers in education.
I always look forward to this event as way to see education innovation up-close, and to meet (and reconnect) with policy leaders, teachers and entrepreneurs who are invested in making a difference in education. This year is no exception, and I’m especially excited to see momentum at play.
During last year’s event, we talked about the new era of digital learning – the product of years of technology evolution and a good bit of learning from trial-and-error. As this new era continues to unfold, smart innovations are gaining traction around the globe. And the collaboration enabled by technology is bringing that innovation to new schools, classrooms and communities every day.
At BETT this year, we’ll look at how individual schools, districts, states, countries, etc. can employ the latest innovations in teaching and technology in ways that are smart and sustainable. (Hint: It’s not just the device!)
We’ll be covering some of what we’re seeing and sharing at BETT as we get closer to the show. And if you plan to attend, let me know @anthonysalcito.