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Oxford Owl receives technology in education award
12 January 2012
Oxford Owl, a home learning website from Oxford University Press, won a major award for education in technology this week.
The free site which helps parents support their children’s learning took the Digital Collections and Resource Banks award at the BETT 2012 Awards on 11 January at Olympia, London.
The awards are held annually as part of the BETT Show, rewarding the very best UK and international educational technology products, resources, and services.
Oxford Owl was launched in 2010, and has since grown in both in the UK and around the world, thanks to its combination of engaging activities for children and expertise and guidance for parents.
Originally starting as a reading site, it has now been expanded to cover mathematics, and includes resources for children aged from 3 to 11. This includes more than 250 free e-books as well as expert advice, support, and information.
Rod Theodorou, Primary Business Director, Oxford University Press , “Parental engagement is proven to be a huge contributing factor to children’s learning success and so we are delighted that Oxford Owl has been recognised by BETT. We’re absolutely committed to providing both teachers and parents with free support when they need it most and look forward to continuing to develop Oxford Owl as part of this mission.”