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Britannica wins international award at the world’s leading event for learning technology

Britannica Digital Learning’s LaunchPacks learning content (@Britannica_UK) has won the prestigious Bett award in the ‘Classroom Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment’ category. Presented by the British Education Suppliers Association (@besatweet), the awards are considered the highest accolade in the education resource industry.

LaunchPacks offers primary and secondary level students with a full range of articles, images, videos and crucial sources of information to engage children in carefully curated and trustworthy learning content. Presented through an engaging online platform, optimised for smart devices, LaunchPacks is designed to promote critical inquiry, and build connections between disciplines. It covers all areas of the science curricula including social studies. The Bett Awards play a key role in identifying and rewarding excellence in education trade.

The Bett Award judges commented,

“We felt LaunchPacks was innovative, with high quality content engineered for a technical environment. It allowed the classroom to be anywhere. It was highly inclusive with reading and translation features and was also really flexible for teachers to adapt to their local context. The way Launch Packs has been designed to integrate with a range of learning management system means it fits well into schools’ existing infrastructure and will continue to be relevant for schools’ blended and flexible learning approaches.”

Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General of BESA and chair of judges for the Bett Awards, said,

“If you’re looking for evidence that the UK EdTech sector is world-leading, look no further than the fantastically innovative winners and highly commended companies of the Bett Awards 2021. In a year where school closures have helped many more teachers discover the benefits of using EdTech to further the outcomes of their students, our esteemed judging panel of educationalists faced a huge task in deciding which of the hundreds of entries should win or be highly commended.”

Caroline Kennard, managing director of Britannica UK, said:

“With more outstanding entrants than ever before, we are incredibly honoured to have won this award. With the increasing presence of misinformation on the internet, Britannica continues to be recognised as the leading trusted source for content by schools and consumers across the world. 

“The global reputation of the Bett Awards means that after more than 250 years of providing researched and verified information, we continue to ensure that the outcomes for schools across the world are the very best and that this is respected by educators across the world.”



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