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Bett show kicks off four day run at London ExCel

Bett, the world's leading learning technology event, has kicked off its four-day run today at the ExCel in London.

About 35,000 people are expected to attend the event, which has now been running for over 30 years.

One of the highlights of the show is expected to be education secretary Nicky Morgan. Speaking ahead of Bett, she said: “I am really looking forward to visiting and opening Bett 2015. We should all be proud that the largest and best attended educational technology event in the world happens in London and I hope that many schools and colleges will come along. Events like Bett are a great opportunity for teachers to keep up to date with the latest developments and learn how they can be used to maximise educational benefits in schools.”

Morgan’s ministerial address will outline her vision across critical educational policy areas, the school curriculum, school improvement and the establishment of academies and free schools.

Another much anticipated speaker is Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who will host a session on ‘The New Paradigm of Open Access to Information’.

The event also includes The Technology in Higher Education Summit, a space for higher education professionals to share ideas, future-gaze and streamline technology decision-making.  There will also be a School Leaders Summit looking at the challenges of navigating through the constantly evolving education landscape.

Opportunities to learn new teaching techniques and strategies and how to implement technology will be available through several Learn Live Theatres while there are also numerous Fringe events and external exhibitors to visit.

Bett runs until Saturday and is free to attend. For more information see the Bett Show website.

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