Broadband Education Technologies was established in 2000
and has since been involved in a number
of noteworthy projects.
The company was originally set up as an offshoot of Europress Software,
with the specfic aim of writing and developing a Broadband literacy
product. The resulting educational product, Chronos the Timelord, was set
over three exciting 3D worlds - Rome, Medieval London and Castles.
Players navigated each world, engaging in dialogue with characters
and completing activities in order to collect objects before
moving to the next world. For further information click here.
talents soon came to the notice of Focus
Multimedia for whom we developed three
children's titles. Two of these used Universal
Studios' Sitting Ducks brand: one an exciting
activity centre and the other an innovative
studio. The third was the equally entertaining Postman Pat's Package of
with the titles acquired from Europress,
Koch Media called on our skills to update
the whole A-level range to encompass the latest AS/A2 curriculum structure. This
lead to Koch also commissioning us to
enhance their existing range of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 software for Maths,
English and Science. We also went on to develop
two new titles for the Art Attack brand - Art Attack
Comic Creator and Art Attack Digital.
of our more unusual jobs was to manage
the completion of TRAKKING - complex
production control software specifically designed
for the engineering industry. Imposing
on this title the discipline required
for educational software resulted in an
easy-to-use yet efficient application,
which can be run on a standalone PC or
networked within a large company.
interesting project was the conversion
of a Focus Education book called Achieving
the Mark into a user-friendly, interactive
CD. This allows teachers to create pupil
self-evaluation forms which greatly assist
children in monitoring their own attainment
progress in English, Maths and ICT. This led to
further commissions to develop target setting and progress
tracking software in the form of the Target Setter
and Foundation Stage Progress Tracker series.
most recent project was the development of two titles for the
Big Cook Little Cook brand, Feast of Fun and Fairytale Fun.
Following the format of the CBBC series, the programs are
set in the Big Cook Little Cook cafe where there are lots of
fun things to do! Packed full of puzzles, games, recipes
and activities, these CD-ROMs provide hours of mouth-watering
fun and entertainment for children ages 3 and up.
The team behind Broadband Education Technologies was
also involved in many of Europress's most
most successful educational range, Fun School (reaching version 7), sold over
2,000,000 units worldwide. GCSE (7 titles)
and A-level Revision (5 titles) software
topped the best-selling educational charts
for several years while SATs Maths, English and Science were consistently in the top
acclaimed branded titles included Art
Attack (chart topper), which spawned Print
It! and Make It!. Thunderbirds
Vault of Doom, Thunderbirds Operation Volcano and Captain Scarlet in the Shadow of Fear were developed in partnership with Carlton.
Other examples included Clangers Activity Centre and Bagpuss: We will Print It.
Europress lifestyle titles included Fighting
Fit, Sharon Davies' Fit for Life, Alan
Titchmarsh 3D Garden Designer, Charlie
Dimmock's Water Garden Designer, Tommy
Walsh's DIY Guide and Interior Designer