BETT 2006 awards
Privately, entrants are baffled and enraged, but publicly they keep quiet because they are afraid to criticise. That's because Becta's ill-concealed purpose, and the awards' biggest flaw, is to use the awards to compile a list of "approved" products to inflict on schools. They simply don't understand that kite-marking doesn't work for educational ICT tools, just as it doesn't work for the books and other materials that teachers use.
Sounds like a priority rethink for the new regime at Becta when the present chief executive Owen Lynch retires in March 2006.