16 January 2014
Together with our three exam boards, we're taking part in BETT 2014. BETT is the largest technology and learning event in the UK. It will take place at ExCeL London from 22 to 25 January 2014.
At BETT this year:
- Our Group Chief Executive, Simon Lebus, will give a talk on ‘Education in the Middle East’ in the UKTI’s Export Theatre at 12:30 on Wednesday 22 January.
- Each day on our stand, there will be live demonstrations of Cambridge GCSE Computing Online, which has been shortlisted as a finalist for the BETT Awards 2014. Designed by OCR in partnership with Cambridge University Press and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, this is the first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for schools on computing.
- We'll also be showcasing OCR’s full suite of computing qualifications which includes GCSE, A Level and Entry Level qualifications, together with a full range of IT qualifications such as Cambridge Nationals and Technicals, many of which offer computing elements. We’ll also be introducing teachers to classroom activities and new recipe cards for the Raspberry Pi, to help them to help students to get creative in the classroom.
- Experts from Cambridge International Examinations and Cambridge English Language Assessment will be showcasing an exciting range of digital resources for learners and teachers.
- Together with a number of guest experts including Mark Dorling from Computing at School, TeenTech founder Maggie Philbin, Dr Tom Crick, and Raspberry Pi’s Clive Beale, OCR will be offering practical guidance and ideas to help capture students’ interest in computing, IT and in broader STEM careers. And in the Schools Learn Live Theatre 3 at 14:30 on Friday 24 January, OCR’s session ‘Creativity in Computing’ will explore the art of computer science for the classroom.
The Cambridge Assessment stand will be located at B348.