(Austin, TX) January 18, 2017 – bulb, a leading provider of digital portfolios for the education marketplace, is thrilled to announce that its flagship solution has been named a finalist in the 2017 Bett Awards, in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Tools for Teaching, Learning and Assessment – Classroom Aids category. Currently, educators in more than 70 countries across the globe are using bulb.
The Bett Awards, one of the industry’s highest accolades, are a showcase of creativity and innovation in the field of educational technology. The mission of the awards is to recognize, reward and promote excellent resources and companies that provide educators with information, ideas and inspiration fundamental to the learning process. Every year, winners of the Bett Award are those resources and companies that have proven to excel in ICT provision and support for nurseries, schools and colleges.
bulb’s online student portfolios collect student work in one convenient place for teacher review. The clean and consistent format and targeted commenting system makes grading and feedback painless and the drag-and-drop interface lets students upload experiments, reports and art projects in no time—or create them from scratch. Portfolios are multimedia, so students can upload text, Pinterest photos and YouTube videos or embed PDFs, Word files, or documents from Google Drive. Teachers can also use bulb to upload lessons and demos to share with students.
“We built bulb to create knowledge. In other words, bulb allows users to curate content and then refine those ideas into useable knowledge and ultimately showcase the results to an audience,” said Eric Goldreyer, CEO and co-founder of bulb. “Most importantly, bulb is your very own and is designed to make your hard work look amazing.”
With bulb, students have access to their work free of charge, even after they graduate. Work is automatically saved online, and can be organized into collections based on student needs. This means students are building beautiful portfolios of their work without even realizing it. bulb can be used in any subject, creating a tangible demonstration of personalized, integrated learning, relevant to wherever a student’s path takes them in life.
“bulb has changed my students’ educational experience, as they can now use this site as evidence of an online portfolio when they apply to universities in their future,” said Mandy Bartell from the Nanjing Foreign Language School in China. “bulb is easy to navigate and, best of all, it is set up for portfolios when so many sites are set up for blogs and websites.”