The BETT Awards 2015 ceremony in London showcased some of the most innovative digital technologies in education today. Founded in 1985 as the British Educational Training and Technology Show, BETT has become the United Kingdom’s premier trade show highlighting the use of information technology in the classroom. Its annual exhibition promotes companies that produce the most creative tech-based programs, devices, and curricula, facilitating student learning and teacher effectiveness.
This year, BETT recognized winners in nearly two dozen categories, including Best Whole Course Curriculum Content, ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions, and Early Years Digital Content. Promethean, Frog Education, and Sonocent Ltd were named ICT Company of the Year in their respective categories.
Companies outside of the education and nonprofit fields are eligible for BETT nominations, as well. As part of their corporate social responsibility objectives, many other organizations produce digital materials that qualify for recognition. For example, with the help of CSR facilitator Cambridge-Hitachi, a Formula One racing team, Williams F1, won a BETT Award for its racing-themed software.