This week is BETT 2010 and I will not be going.
I have been to BETT twice in my life and that was two times too many!
So what is BETT for those that don’t know.
BETT is the world’s largest educational technology event. Use this site to find products and suppliers, and discover the latest ways to use technology for teaching and learning.
I went in 2000 and then again in 2007. So why am I not going in 2010? Well it’s not down to the weather, that doesn’t always stop me from travelling.
The reason why I won’t be going is that the focus of BETT is too much on the technology rather than what people do with it. It is much more an event based on educational technology suppliers than educators using technology. It is this reason that I won’t be going.
Surprising to some will be that I am not interested in technology, I am interested in how people are using technology to enhance and enrich learning.
Other events and conferences I go to (such as ALT-C) are very much about learning and not about technology.
I’m not going to BETT 2010, are you? Why are you going?