This week, BETT – the world’s largest education technology event – is taking place at Excel London. FutureLearn is exhibiting, and a teacher and student will be talking about their experiences of using our free online courses in school. Here’s a summary of what’s going on and how you can meet us.
With over 35,000 visitors from 113 countries, BETT is a great opportunity for everyone who’s interested in how technology can improve education to come together, share ideas and review the latest in innovative technology.
The School Leaders Summit
Her school was one of the first to adopt FutureLearn as part of our Beacon Schools Programme, and Yvette will be joined by one of her sixth form students, to share how they have benefited from free online courses.
The talk will cover:
- MOOCs in tertiary education: the value for both students and universities
- How FutureLearn can support the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), enrichment programmes and university applications
- How it works in practice: a student’s perspective on FutureLearn
“I am looking forward to being at BETT and talking to other teachers about the positive effect FutureLearn has had on my students: inspiring them to try new subjects, think about their career options and prepare for university. Because the courses are fun, interactive and can be done on their smartphones, they fit into students’ lives. We’ve had students who have caught the FutureLearn bug and done four or more courses, and go on to speak to other schools about how it has worked for them. I am very proud of them.”
If you’d like to attend BETT, you can register for a free ticket now, and come and meet us on stand H135. If you’d like to find out more about using free online courses in the classroom, take a look at our information for schools or email email@example.com.