The winners of the 17th prestigious Bett Awards 2015 were announced last night (Wednesday 21 January, 2015) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Brewery, London.
The annual Bett Awards represent a partnership between i2i Events Group, the organisers of Bett, the world’s largest learning technology event, and the education sector’s trade association and Bett founders, BESA. BESA managed the judging process, overseeing the impartiality and fairness of the robust, two-stage judging process by a diverse panel. Members of the panel are now revised each year to ensure a broad and fair perspective of the qualities needed in today’s learning environments.
The judges, who are all educational professionals, look for what works in the classroom or the school setting in terms of design, cost-effectiveness, support of higher order thinking skills and effective learning and teaching styles.
Considered the highest accolade in the industry, the Bett Awards bring together developers, distributors and educational practitioners each year to recognise, reward and celebrate ICT excellence in the education sector.
The winners of the Bett Awards 2015 in each category are:
|Early Years Digital Content
Day Two Productions
|The Traditional Storyteller Apps|
|Primary Digital Content
|Switched on Computing|
|Secondary, FE & Skills Digital Content
Soundbitelearning UK Ltd
|Best Whole Course Curriculum Content
|ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching – web based
|ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching – non-web based
2Build a Profile
|Digital Collections and Resource Banks
London Grid for Learning
The Tudors in London
|ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions
SOUND FOR LIFE
|zSpace Virtual Reality Science Lab|
|ICT Leadership and Management Solutions
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)
|Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources
|International Digital Resources
Red Jumper Studio
|ICT Company of the Year – < £1m turnover
Jigsaw School Apps
|ICT Service and Support
Joskos Solutions Ltd
|ICT Company of the Year – between £1m and £10m turnover
|ICT Exporter of the Year
Little Bridge World
|ICT Company of the Year – over £10m turnover
|Innovation in ICT
Airhead Education Ltd
Debbie French, portfolio director at i2i Events Group said: “The Bett Awards are recognised around the world as a sign of excellence. This has evolved over the past 17 years because of the increasing calibre of the entries that we receive year on year. Each pushes at the very boundaries of what is new, innovative and possible in technology. This commitment to enhancing and transforming the education sector is something that we see on an impressive scale both throughout the UK and internationally, and we are excited to help celebrate this again in 2015.”
Caroline Wright, director, BESA adds: “The winners of the Bett Awards join an elite circle, enjoying recognition within the sector in the UK and from around the world. The Bett Awards will continue to offer educational suppliers the opportunity to showcase their most innovative and engaging resources and provides the sector with a measure of quality.”
For more information, please visit http://www.bettawards.com.
Notes for Editors
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, Bett has evolved into the world’s leading event for learning technology, with a broader remit than ever before. Covering the breadth of lifelong learning, the event brings together more than 35,000 industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas inspiration on how to support learning together through technology. Bett 2015 will run over four days from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 January at ExCeL London. For more information, please visit www.bettshow.com.
About i2i Events Group
i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions, large scale events and festivals in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology, media and creative. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, Spring Fair, Naidex, BVE, Bett, Money 20/20 and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 250,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. i2i Events is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as EMAP International Ltd. http://www.i2ieventsgroup.com
BESA, the British Educational Suppliers Association, is the trade association representing more than 300 educational suppliers in the UK, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital-content related services to the education market. For more information, please visit www.besa.org.uk.
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