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As flagship ed tech event approaches, AirWatch BETTs on mobile learning

AirWatch heads to London for “the world’s leading learning technology event”

This year’s BETT conference will focus on topics such as gamification, BYOD and the evolution of mobile learning.

Hosted at ExCel London January 21-24, the education technology event welcomes more than 35,000 attendees.

AirWatch representatives will demonstrate Teacher Tools and other mobility solutions at BETT, at booth C370A, and host a panel called “The Transformative Classroom: Guiding the Mobile Learning Evolution.”

Preston Winn, AirWatch’s director of business development for education, will moderate the panel on Wednesday, which will explore how mobile technology is influencing the classroom. Educators, IT professionals and researchers will share their strategies and opinions on how to best incorporate technology in the classroom. The panel begins at 11:30 a.m..

Panelists include:

  • David Burns, Network Services Manager, Harrogate Grammar School
  • Ole Lidegran, CIO, Larande Sverige Group
  • Dr. Natalia Kucirkova, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, Open University
  • Karen Littleton, Independent Education Consultant and Researcher

As a conference and exhibition trade show, BETT will be opening its doors to 600 learning technology suppliers demonstrating more than 2,000 products. BETT speaking sessions will cover a wide variety of education sectors, such as primary, secondary and higher education, as well as workplace learning,

On Tuesday, Gabriel Rshaid, headmaster of St. Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires, will present a session titled “The 21st Century Classroom.” The agenda describes Rshaid’s interactive presentation as “a BYOD session.” Users are encouraged to bring and use their own devices, mimicking a BYOD classroom environment. This seminar will be located in the Schools Learn Life: Primary theatre.

Ray Chambers, who works in IT at Uppingham Community College, will present on gamification in the classroom using Minecraft. The popular digital game was also covered at Educause 2014 and is being adopted in classrooms across the world. As covered by the AirWatch Blog, the game is part of Bonhoeffer College’s curriculum. This session will be offered several times throughout the conference in the Microsoft Learn Live Theatre.

“BETT is an event for sharing, listening and collaborating,” Winn says. “We are all at the whiteboard together.”

Keep your eyes peeled for more BETT coverage on the AirWatch Blog.

Maddie Cook

Maddie Cook

Maddie has a variety of journalism experience as a science and technology reporter, editorial editor and production manager. As a writer for the AirWatch blog, Maddie looks forward to being a resource for mobility professionals.


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