What we are excited about seeing at BETT2020

Bett is the leading education technology show in the UK bringing together 800 companies, over 100 start-ups and 34,000 attendees in four days between 22-25th January 2020 at London's ExCeL. This year Bett will focus on major trends in EdTech including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, STEAM learning and diversity and inclusion. This is our rundown [...]

25 Years of Educational (or ELT) Technology – A Timeline

As part of our 25th anniversary of designing for the ELT industry, Sarah Hemfrey takes an in-depth look at some of the major technology changes which have not only impacted our work but also that of the ELT classroom. The classroom in 1990: A cold wasteland full of aged books with out-of-date pictures? No, the [...]

Is it possible to connect four billion people to the internet?

http://gty.im/166085878 In 2015 we saw a number of global connectivity projects from Facebook, Google, Qualcomm and Virgin. The aim of these projects has been to reach out to countries through satellite and other technologies where previously internet had been non-existent or very slow and only in major cities. This is an exciting time as it [...]

BETT 2015 Highlights

On Thursday 22nd January a couple of us from emc (Sophie and Ava) visited Bett 2015! The Bett show is a four day event held at the ExCel London and is the world's leading learning technology event. The event inspirational for anyone involved in education and gives them the chance to engage with a world of learning excellence [...]

O'Reilly's TOC announces Publishing StartUp Finalists with 2 UK companies

This week O'Reilly's Tools of Change announced their 10 Publishing StartUp Finalists and we are so pleased to hear that 2 of our favourite UK companies, Bookmachine.me and ValoBox have made it to the final! We want to wish them both our congratulations and it's great news that their hard work and brilliant ideas have [...]

Bring Your Own Technology

Our article for BookMachine was originally posted on Monday 6th August here. We keep hearing that America is a few years ahead of us in terms of technology. If this is the case then UK Publishers, Schools and Educators take note. A recent report from the The Consortium for School Networking in America has highlighted [...]