BETT Highlights Part 2: Technology and Creative Impact


Welcome to Part 2 of our highlights for the BETT Show, an annual trade show in the United Kingdom showcasing the use of information technology in education. 

The workshop lead by the first UK Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), FutureLearn, asked:

  • How can we use impact to translate learning into formal education?
  • Can technology engage, enthuse and unlock discovery to create lasting impact?

The augmented reality and image recognition app Blippar was named as one tool used to bring the physical world to life through smartphones and wearables.

Speakers and participants discussed the impact as learners become creators rather than consumers in their classrooms.

Future Learn

Logical and critical thinking from the University of Auckland at FutureLearn


Is Participation Real Learning?

As a MOOC, FutureLearn measures participation levels rather than completion.

Participation level survey results show that students care about quality, and survey designers are now measuring if students love learning on FutureLearn.

The theme is that successful choices will lead to completion.



Learn to think ‘What-if’

To inspire the creativity and focus on learning, rather than education, the learners are encouraged to think ‘what if?’

Did you visit the BETT Show this year? What are your thoughts? Look out for the rest of our highlights!