Bob Geldof kicks off #bett2015 he is a great advert for learners who fail in formal schooling system but I am sure too he went to quite a posh school in Dublin. Does that mean he had less far to fall ? still a great bloke and all uplifting stuff
I am here on a fresh mission, this year as the new chief executive of the College Development Network.
I am looking at all things #etag . Last year the English Education minister set some hugely ambitious targets for delivery of online further education in England 10% this year and 70% by 2017 driven by funding policies . Is it actually happening ? and is it happening in both a sustainable < I'd argue open educational resources way > and more importantly a learner centred way ?
In addition continuing conversations with Microsoft , Google , Adobe , Smart Technologies and many more old partners and friends.
Catching up too with small Scottish contingent that come south to engage with the massive industry that sits around educational technology. See previous year's posts we still can't all join up .
I've still some spaces in my diary . If you have some compelling hardware , software , cloud service or content for further education colleges and Scottish learners tweet out to @joecar and I'll catch up with you . Happy to help too if you want to find out how to engage with the Scottish Education system which is unique in UK .
Wherever you are from have a great #bett2015 and don't buy any of the sales folks bullshit look for the things that will make a difference to your learners .