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The BETT show - The learning technology event Bett is the global meeting place for the education technology community, bringing together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January. Attending the event is the best way to see the latest technology and innovative solutions that inspire, in order to shape and improve the way people learn from the classroom to the boardroom. Read more: http://www.bettshow.com/#ixzz2qfIZqNtO

And http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BETT

Analysis

In http://www.bettshow.com I've done a query using their search function using the words "open source". --SvenAERTS 14:58, 17 January 2014 (UTC) These are the results that might be of any relevance:

  1. Cambridge-University-Press
    1. "...our new massive open online course (MOOC) Cambridge GCSE Computing Online short listed in the BETT 2014 Awards in the category ‘Free digital content/Open educational resources’ and designed to support teachers and help GCSE computing students meet the demands of the new UK national curriculum 2014."
    2. ".. Cambridge University Press is a global schools publisher providing educational materials, resources and services to teachers and learners, from ages 3-19, in over 160 countries. With digital education evolving at an incredible rate, we have also developed cutting edge digital resources to inspire and engage learners and support teachers. For example, as part of the greater focus on Shakespeare in the new UK national curriculum, these enhanced digital assets will address the 11 major plays used in schools beginning with KS3, including Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet. We are a not-for-profit organisation and follow the core values of the University of Cambridge, ensuring all of our publishing reflects the Cambridge standards around encouraging and supporting critical thinking, thinking skills, problem solving and creativity."
    3. "We work with innovative and inspiring authors with extensive knowledge of the education market and curriculum developments. Our teachers and learners can expect support and customer care from a dedicated specialist global team of representatives and agents. In an ever-changing global educational environment, Cambridge University Press aims to innovate, inspire and lead the way in education.
    4. Our mission: We further the mission of the University of Cambridge by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. We value ... To progress towards our mission, our strategy has five main elements: · High standards of learning and scholarship · Delivering for our customers and authors · Creativity and innovation · Integrity, personal and financial responsibility · Collaboration and openness
    5. I've left them following message on their google+ link and their contact form on their website: Request for collaboration from the olpc-europe community. I'd like to meet. Agenda:Is there room for an open source AND open hardware laptop annex tablet in the EU Educational Landscape? ALL kids in Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, several Island States and soon Australia and Cameroon have an XO-XS. While some EU kids may have an iPad class, may all be missing the boat? Pls contact me: skype Sven AERTS - OLPC Community Brussels - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Europe
  2. The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community and the largest non-government supporter of chemistry education in the UK. Learn Chemistry is a BETT Award 2014 finalist in the category 'Free digital content/Open educational resources' – come and explore its thousands of resource downloads, substance pages, articles and activities. Ask us about Learn Chemistry Partnership, our exciting new schools programme, and register to get involved.
    1. Sent them a message on setting up an olpc cell in their organisation and integrating their open content in the XO deployments via their google+ and webform. --SvenAERTS 15:13, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
  3. WebServices for Education (WSE) is an independent educational ICT services and consulting company. The team has been deeply involved in learning technologies and “digital schools” since 2003. We began to focus on Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) when the concept was still in its infancy, and have since been steadily honing our skills on major projects concerning three interrelated facets of ICT in Education : tools and solutions for schools, portals and digital learning resources. Our resulting 360° perspective covers the field’s technical, operational, pedagogical and economic aspects, and is a major advantage for the conduct of large-scale operations in a complex ecosystem. For the BETT Show 2014, we present 2 open source solutions : ONE for primary schools and the Open ENT approach for secondary education.
    1. Sent them a message on setting up an olpc cell in their organisation via their webform. --SvenAERTS 15:24, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
  4. Festo Didactic and Eduteq: Your global partners for education and training resources. Festo is a world leading company in the field of Industrial Automation. We design and implement learning laboratories, educational equipment and programs that train people to perform in highly dynamic and complex industrial environments.Eduteq will be showcasing SmartLabs Smart Science Cart http://www.smart-labs.co.uk/, a mobile self-contained laboratory facility for teaching Science at BETT 2014. SmartLabs Smart Science Cart will also feature XLLogger Dataloggers (http://www.xllogger.com/) an innovative new datalogging system using direct USB sensors & Excel for data capture and analysis. Read more: http://www.bettshow.com/exhibitor/Festo-Didactic-GmBH-co-kg#ixzz2qfDRJ5hV
    1. sent an email to Conatact details: Babak Jahanbani, Didactic Manager – GB, Mobile: 07761 961464; email: Babak.jahanbani at de.festo.com -- and the lady mentioned there SvenAERTS 14:03, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
  5. Overnet Data also offers high quality, fully managed, on site hosting for a range of open source systems including Moodle and Mahara with offsite backups, availability and performance monitoring, change control, audit trails and direct access to system management information & controls via an easy to use Web interface. Read more: http://www.bettshow.com/page.cfm/Action=exhib/exhibID=526/PageOption=Rapport/loadSearch=414021_1555#ixzz2qfMlYBTn
    1. Finally one with "Open Source" in its profile. Sent them an email via their website. --SvenAERTS 14:58, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
  6. Webanywhere have been working with schools to provide e-learning solutions since 2003. We’re committed to improving teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom using online and open-source technology. We’re a Moodle Partner, a Mahara Partner and a Google Apps Authorised Reseller. We currently work with over 3,000 customers at all levels of education from primary and secondary schools through to F.E. and H.E. institutions. Read more: http://www.bettshow.com/Exhibitor/Webanywhere-Limited#ixzz2qfNMFv22
    1. Finally one with "Open Source" in its profile. Sent them an email via their website. --SvenAERTS 14:58, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
  7. Bright Process is a Linux and Open Source Consultancy and Engineering company based in the south east of England. “My name is Andy Singleton, and Bright Process is my company. I am an engineer with over 20 years of IT experience; about 14 of those years with GNU/Linux and the various pieces of Open Source software that come with it. Red hat qualified. BP was realized because I realized two simple facts: People seemed to appreciate the way I worked, and there was more work in the market than I could do alone. Bright Process embodies my drive to implement Linux solutions with these key features: To do it well, and to exceed my clients expectations. I’m told that both I and my company manage to do this well. My dream is that my engineers will hold on to that same spirit and drive as we move into the future.” Read more: http://www.bettshow.com/page.cfm/Action=exhibList/ListID=1/loadSearch=414021_1593#ixzz2qfOFvzbR
    1. Finally one with "Open Source" in its profile. Sent them an email via their website. --SvenAERTS 14:58, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Conclusions?

  1. There's only 6 exhibitors out of the 900 who use "Open Source" to attract more customers.
  2. olpc uruguay comes over to give a plenum presentation
Who exactly? Where is this said? --Quozl 00:36, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  1. Check the discussion page ...
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