Becta update – August 2009

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Award winning products in action

Becta, BESA, and EMAP work as partners in the BETT Awards, which highlight exemplar digital products intended for the education marketplace. Watch the winning videos to find out how schools and colleges are making effective use of these high quality products.
Technology-savvy bright sparks put ICT in the spotlight

The shortlist for this year’s ICT Excellence Awards has been unveiled. The awards recognise and reward schools that have shown how technology can be imaginatively used to enhance lessons and support all school activities. Find out who made the cut under this year’s stricter judging criteria.
SEN software for all Home Access packages

When the Home Access scheme goes national later this year, all packages will include access to a suite of assistive technology software for use by learners and their families. The suite will also be available to purchase at a much reduced price by learners not covered under the scheme. This is thanks to a money-saving contract that Becta has now awarded.
Sharing the benefits of technology: New Becta YouTube channel

You can now find us on YouTube, the leading online video community. Recently uploaded videos have focussed on the benefits of learning platforms, the importance of engaging parents, our award winners and our research findings on the impact that technology is having on institutions and learners.

 New videos will be added regularly so why not subscribe and be the first to watch them?
Improving the quality of audiovisual installations

In a year long collaboration with the British Standards Institute (BSI) and a number of AV industry experts, Becta has led the development of a new specification to ensure that all audiovisual installations meet a safe standard.  Find out how you can make sure that your new purchases are installed correctly and safely.
Towards an adult learning revolution

In March the Government launched the white paper for informal adult learning: The Learning Revolution. As part of this, we are working to support developments that will use technology to make informal learning opportunities more available to adult learners. Find out how you can be part of the Learning Revolution.

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