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More Parents Awarded Millennium Fellowships

The Director of the Bletchley Park Trust, Ms Christine Large, presented Millennium Fellowship certificates to parents with children at local schools to recognise the computing skills they have gained in an innovative on-line community history project. 97 parents from Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and South Northamptonshire received their awards on Saturday, 10 February. They are the…

KMi gets another ‘excellent’

The use of ICT in schools in the UK has seldom lived up to expectations. One very notable exception is Heronsgate Middle School in Milton Keynes. This is one of KMi’s partner schools and it has been the focus of Dr Peter Whalley’s research for over 6 years. The school has also benefited from being…

MILLENNIUM AWARDS CEREMONY

The climax of the first phase of the Open University and Living Archive Millennium Awards Scheme was reached on Saturday, 17 June, when nearly 200 parents and guests attended a ceremony in the Berrill Lecture Theatre for the presentation of Millennium Fellowship Certificates to the parents who had successfully completed their projects. The presentations were…

CLUTCH CLUB PARENTS MEET MINISTER FOR CULTURE

The Chairman of the Millennium Commission, Rt. Hon. Chris Smith MP, launched a competition on the 14 June for an organisation to administer a UKP100 million endowment that will enable the National Millennium Awards Scheme to continue. The launch took place at the National Liberal Club in Whitehall. Amongst the guests at the launch were…

FIRST COURSE ON DVD

In response to the needs of students unable to use printed study materials such as course units (nearly 1000 OU undergraduates), the Multimedia Enabling Technologies Group has been developing new methods of producing and accessing alternatives to print. In 1999, CD-ROM versions of the first courses to be transformed into alternative media were handed over…

EUROPEAN MULTIMEDIA AWARD: KNOWLEDGE AND DISCOVERY

Congratulations to the S260 Geology Course Team on receiving a 1999 Europrix Multimedia award. One of the multimedia components of the course is the Digital (Virtual) Microscope which had its origin in a collaborative project between IET and the Earth Sciences Department and, later, KMi. In 1991, Dr Peter Whalley, Dr Dave Williams and Dr…

MILLENNIUM AWARDS SCHEME APPROVED

Following the recent visit by Lord Dalkeith and the subsequent meeting of the Millennium Commissioners, the proposal for the ‘Open University and Living Archive Millennium Awards Scheme’ has been approved (subject to contract). A grant of approximately UKP 0.7million has been offered for the Scheme by the Millennium Commission. The Culture, Media and Sport Secretary…

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