The emerging trends and impact of technology on education is nowhere more evident than in the annual educational technology exhibition in London’s Olympia. Almost 30,000 visitors are expected to attend BETT 2011. The 2011 event is described as very solutions driven and all content is tied together by the main themes of Managing Change and Learning for Less.  Within this context the concept of visual learning is an overarching theme.   

Over 600 exhibitors, a seminar programme, keynote speakers in educational leadership as well as a SEN zone are just a flavour of what BETT has to offer this year. Whilst a certain bias towards the UK’s education system is noticeable, there’s no doubt that this exhibition goes a long way to meeting the needs of the global teaching and learning community in identifying trends which may well change the face of educational delivery.   

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A classroom environment increasingly shaped by learning technologies will inevitably impact on the role of teachers – that goes (almost) without saying!  However, it’s the extent of such change that matters -so a lecture entitled “Why bother with teachers? The future of education online” promises to raise some intriguing questions.

Source : BBC 14 June 2010