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BBC Learning comes to Tech City - Education tech and digital skills special!

We're proud to announce that our next monthly meet-up event will be hosted in collaboration with BBC Learning!

Edmix is hosting a demo session with a difference, inviting four speakers from the BBC Learning to the heart of Tech City!

Like many in the edtech community, we're interested in learning more about what the BBC has planned in the edtech and digital skills space. From trail-blazing online products like Bitesize revision guides, to putting digital training and development at the heart of the organisation, the next Edmix event gives you - the edtech entrepreneur, educator or enthusiast - the chance to connect with the team driving learning innovation at the BBC.

The BBC has been committed to education and learning since its first schools broadcast in 1924. This commitment is part of its core mission and drives much of its output. The underlying ambition of the BBC's strategy for learning is 'to inspire a life of learning for everyone' by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC's output and activities, from news to music, science to the arts, sport and drama.

Led by the Learning department, the aim is to work with some of the BBC's best known programmes and brands to maximise their learning value and take advantage of the revolution in technology that brings radio, television and the internet ever closer together. Online is key to delivering offerings such as Bitesize revision, supporting adult learners in developing essential skills and providing classroom resources for teachers.

Myles Runham, Head of Online, BBC Academy

From around 15 years in the online world, the last five have been spent at the BBC. First as Head of Interactive Learning, running the teams and projects providing digital services for school pupils, teachers and parents. Currently, as Head of Online for the BBC Academy, managing all digital and online activity of the professional learning and development functions for staff and the industry. Across this experience user focus and meeting user expectations have become guiding principles.

Myles will be speaking about what he calls “The space between the clip and the course”. How can online tools and products fill this gap?


Howard Baker, Innovations Editor, BBC Learning R&D

Howard is Innovations Editor for BBC Learning in the R&D unit. Howard looks to the future of digital media and technology in identifying new possibilities for the BBC to fulfil its learning and educational mission. This includes following technology opportunities, developments and collaborations with organisations.


Andrew Lees, coFounder of Damn Fine Media (and Ex-BBC's Bitesize Director)

Andrew will be speaking about his time at BBC Bitesize, the decisions that shaped Bitesize into a leading edtech product and and his view on a populist approach to learning technologies.


Edmix are hosting the first edtech pavilion at the Education Innovation Show in Manchester, in February 2014! The Education Innovation Show draws thousands of education technology professionals and educators based in Northern England - and Edmix has eight FREE stands to offer the edtech community (worth £500 each!).

Please come down to the next event to learn more about winning a free stand (inc wifi and electricity)!

Edmix are excited to announce that we're supporting TeachMeet Tech City again, hosted by Urban Teacher, Mark Martin (@urban_teacher!

TeachMeet is an organic movement of educators who are passionate about ICT and technology; Mark started this local group to reflect the exciting developments happening in education - and in Tech City.

Please note that TeachMeet does not allow non-educators to speak (to promote) their products: Edmix supports this, but believes that edtech entrepreneurs can learn a lot from listening to educators explore their ICT teaching practices and how they use their products.


TeachMeet Tech City: 6pm - 7pm
Drinks break
Edmix: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Edmix are proud to announce that we're returning to The BETT Show in London - running a huge EDTECH PAVILION right by the main entrance, and below the BETT Arena!

If you'd like to exhibit and reach 40,000 education professionals for a third of the price exhibiting normally (the smallest stand!), get in touch quickly, and we'll send you an info pack!


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  • Tony P.

    If you missed this BBC Edmix/Teachmeet combination - my experience shared at

    November 11, 2013

    • Eiman M.

      Thank you for this. Brilliant spot on summary.

      November 11, 2013

    • Maria B.

      very helpful - thanks Tony

      November 11, 2013

  • Eric S.


    November 10, 2013

  • Sameer P.

    TeachMeet was great. I learned a lot from the teachers in the field.
    BBC talks were good too. But was hoping to get more insights around what they have learned about meeting needs to students and teachers.

    November 10, 2013

  • laurent

    Very informative, thanks!

    November 8, 2013

  • Matt W.

    Thanks Ed for a great event - I felt the bbc guys shared a lot of info that we would never have known otherwise! Matt

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Tony P.

    Excellent and informative presentations that delivered just what was promised on the tin. Clearly the chap moaning about there being 'too much BBC' afterwards hadn't read the agenda! :)

    1 · November 8, 2013

    • Edward B.

      Thanks Tony - and to everyone for coming! (Thanks for putting the topic into perspective Tony).

      November 8, 2013

  • Sameer P.

    TeachMeet was really great. I learnt a great deal about the challenges technology creates and well as solves.

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Eiman M.

    Useful insight.

    November 7, 2013

  • Fergus Ray M.

    Aww, just got confirmation that I got a place at this about ten minutes after returning back to N19 from my school in East London. Sad to be missing this, but there's no way I'm heading back out now. I look forward to hearing about it later!

    November 7, 2013

  • Jon P.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this event tonight. But I wanted to tell you about my innovative new start-up.

    My company, Ginicam, has developed a brand new fully interactive video broadcasting (and conferencing) technology that has many applications for online Education. It is unique because:

    1. It is not flash based.
    2. It uses very little bandwidth.
    3. It's highly optimized and secure.
    4. There is no limit to the number of users who can simultaneously engage in a live video broadcast at any given time (engage: as in a two-way video conference vs simple chat).

    Our first proof of concept is a platform for people to buy and sell services and engage with celebrities in real-time…………..see next post…….

    November 7, 2013

    • Jon P.

      We're also offering a white label solution to our corporate partners that require any sort of customized video conferencing or broadcasting solution. It's ideal for internal communications, customer engagement or as a premium service for your customers.

      I'm happy to discuss any or all of the above further, feel free to email me at: [masked] for more information.

      November 7, 2013

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