Last week Lyn Pemberton, Marcus Winter and Robb Cunningham from the University of Brighton had a Lingobee stand at the 2012 BETT Show in London Olympia. BETT is visited by more than 30.000 education professionals from all over the globe keen to learn about the latest educational technology products, resources and best practices.
There was a lot of interest in Lingobee from across the board. Talking to teachers, community workers, consultants, policy makers, educational publishers and developers our heads are still buzzing with new ideas and use cases for Lingobee.
What was striking in all these discussions is that while Lingobee was developed in first place to support informal in-situ language learning, many professionals we talked to see it as a more general tool for mobile and social language learning.
Among the many use cases we discussed were children of Jamaican immigrants using Lingobee to learn the native language of their parents and grandparents, English learners on a school trip to the UK using Lingobee to collect material and share it with their peers at home in Spain, and publishers using Lingobee as a tool to enrich their professionally edited materials with user-generated content.
Well, there are lots of leads to follow up over the coming weeks. For now we’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to see us at BETT.