In the third week of January 2009, the BETT educational ICT show brought in 30,000 visitors, while the government's first Learning and Technology World Forum attracted 15,000. It would have been a 'mother of all learning festivals' if only the events could have been harmonised. Now Becta and the DCSF are planning for 2010. Will they be ambitious and inventive enough?
The big gap that needs filling, according to experts and a straw poll on Twitter, is simple - teaching and learning, CPD. And teacher and consultant Tim Rylands says he'd love to run a creative classroom involving up to 60 learners if the organisers can come up with the space. Can they? You can read the full story on the Futurelab site.