On 26th January, ITN Business hosted an insightful panel discussion, ‘Innovating Teaching and Learning through AI’, at Bett UK — the biggest education technology exhibition in the world — to an audience of industry leaders, educators and academics.

To celebrate the launch of our new EdTech programme, ‘EdTech: Innovating Teaching and Learning’ our panelists discussed the impact AI has in the classroom, why schools need a digital strategy, and the advancements in the UK and US.

Bett UK, which ran over three days, from 24 to 26 January, at the ExCel London, saw industry leaders, educators, and over 600 innovative EdTech businesses, come together to network, collaborate, and showcase cutting-edge solutions in the realm of education technology.

The panel discussion took place on the exhibition centre’s Teaching and Learning stage, and was led by presenter Lukwesa Burak, with guests Dan Mills, Commercial Director, ITN Education, Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and Meghann Lomas, Senior Director of Product Management, Quizlet.

What our panelists shared on the day

Quizlet’s Meghann Lomas, who leads the team that builds Quizlet’s engaging, AI-powered study tools, talked on the subject of personalised learning, how AI is teaching students to have a critical mindset, and what’s on the horizon in the US in terms of AI tools that aid with efficiency, AI images and revision notes.

Seasoned commercial leader Dan Mills discussed how AI tools have been fuelled by the pandemic; what this has meant for the ITN Education department, and how they’ve incorporated AI into their working practises. While BESA’s Julia Garvey, who has worked within the education industry for over 30 years, spoke about the importance of technology purchases aligning with the whole school vision; for teachers to have regular training, and highlighted the need for a collaborative approach.

Other keynote speakers at the Bett UK 2024 event included Baroness Floella Benjamin, author Michael Rosen, presenter and former footballer Alex Scott, and broadcast journalist and presenter Charlene White.

EdTech brands and businesses got the chance to showcase and live-demo their products and innovations via their stands, while visitors of all ages and backgrounds were able to ask questions, trial products, and discover exciting, new solutions set to advance the world of education.

Watch our full programme ‘EdTech: Innovating Teaching and Learning’ to find out more about the world of EdTech.